Nope, not talking baseball. Do you remember this hockey guy I appliqued?......... well he was created to enter a block contest and was chosen as the 1st place winner.
The theme was "Snow on the Roof....Fire in the Hearth" My block represents the guys who play in a local senior hockey league age 55 and up into their 80's who play 3 times a week, they actually play 90 minute games.
So even though they have "snow on the roof" there is most definitely "fire in the hearth"
I would love to show you the process on this one but can not find the photos so a description will have to do. I began by creating this drawing based on an old hockey trading card, then broke it down into small sections. The striped effect on the socks and jersey were created using red SetaColour paint on white cotton. The face detail was drawn with pigma pens and colour pencil. He is entirely hand appliqued with dimension added to the hair by thread painting using white and pale grey thread. Some simple embroidery takes care of details like skate laces and blades.
Each year the Joseph Schneider haus Museum in Kitchener has a quilt block contest with a different theme. Blocks are entered, a quilt is made and then raffled off as part of their Fundraising efforts. Yesterday was the Quilting Bee, where these lovely ladies got together and spent the day deftly laying in all those beautiful hand quilted stitches.
Here you see the quilt right as it came off the rack.
Last year's quilt was also on display, it's theme was "Wash Day Blues" and it is a gorgeous quilt. I also have a block in this one which earned a third place.( middle row, second from the right)
And yet another third place award came at this years President's Challenge held at my guild. We were asked to do a 12" square finished quilt depicting something that represents London, Ontario. The idea is that we can display them as a "welcome" at next May's CQA event Quilt Ontario 2011. I choose to do the logo design as my entry, you can read about the process here and see some of the other fabulous entries here
(I think some of the ladies were to shy to have their photos taken.)