Saturday, October 25, 2008
My Quilts Part 2
At the January 2007 guild meeting I learned of The "Wee" Quilt challenge being held at McDougall Cottage in Cambridge. This seemed like a great opportunity to try entering something for competition. I decided that I would try to make a suitable piece to enter. The theme of the show was Heather Hillsides. It was to be no larger than 24" x 24" and had to contain at least a couple pieces of plaid. Entries were due March 1st so I had little time to waste. This is Viking's Bane. I again used the top stitched curve piecing technique to create the small landscape in the background along with the thistle and garden in the foreground. I was having a great deal of trouble finding the plaids I wanted to use for this piece
( every one I saw was just too big in scale) so I used my computer and printer to create the plaids in just the right size and colour that I felt I needed. I designed a continuous line quilt design of thistles and leaves for the border stitched with a variegated thread.
I was delighted to hear that this piece had been accepted into the show, so I am sure you can image how thrilled I was to learn that Viking's Bane had been awarded Best In Show and at the close of the show it had also been honoured with Viewer's choice.