Monday, May 21, 2012

A Block, a Ribbon and a Prompt

Those of you who have been long time visitors here know that I like to enter challenges. For the past 5 years, I have entered the quilt block contest held annually at Joseph Schneider haus in Kitchener On. This years theme was "What's in a Name" The rules stated that the title must have a "proper"name and that there be some use of gold in the fabric or embellishment. My entry is called Sarah's Garden. It is hand appliqued and embroidered......birds, vines, blossom, melons and garden tools

 I generally find that the most difficult part is composing the statement that must accompany any entry. Since this week's CPP word #157, is Write .........I thought I'd share what I wrote for this block

Welcome to Sarah's garden, where perched on lacy vines, 
birds sing among the blossoms while watching over the days work. 
Delight in the beauty and feast on the harvest.

of course, for the prompt response, I also had to toss in a doodle.

as you can see, these birds are very small
a 1st place reward



18 comments:

Ariane said...

Wow! Your block is amazing!! Congratulations on your 1st place ribbon. Love your tangle sketch too! You are so talented!!!

Joan said...

Congratulations Jill - that is one beautiful block. As always I love to see your wonderful creations.

Stitches said...

That block is so cute...Congrats on winning 1st Place...are you going to make a pattern??? p.s. I love your doodles too!!

Jaye said...

I love the way you incorporated the prompt into the contest. I see a whole bunch of things you have tried lately wrapped up into this post. Thanks for participating in the prompt!

Anne-Marie said...

Congratulations on your 1st place ribbon! Your block is so beautiful! And your doodle too! ... I too would love a pattern!

Clare Wassermann said...

that is mouthwatering. Two of my favourite things are crows or blackbirds and pumpkins. I want one!!!

chris said...

Just beautifuly - you even managed to make shovels look great!

Borderline Quilter said...

That is a fantastic block, congratulations on your ribbon, you are an inspiration!

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Maggie ST said...

Super job deserving the ribbon! :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Congratulations, Jill! Your block is amazing!

landscapelady said...

Very impressive! Hand appliqué can be vey therapeutic , or any hand work for that matter. Well deserved ribbon :-)

Diane J. Evans said...

Oh, Jill -- how absolutely exquisite! You are so deserving of this ribbon -- your work is outstanding.

Diane

Quiltbug said...

Congratulations. Your work is always outstanding.

Kim said...

How beautiful. The fabric looks just right, any chance of a close up? How did you do the applique? Do you needle turn or prepare your shapes with freezer paper?
Looks like a paper cutting turned into applique.
Congrats on the well earned ribbon!

Happy Sewing

Createology said...

Huge Congratulations Dear! Your work is always above and beyond exquisite. The attention to detail is amazing. Lovely words and quill pen. So very happy for you.

Royce said...

That is an amazing block. Working that small seems like it would be almost impossible but as you have shown it's not. I've not learned how to do hand appliqué yet but this sure makes me want to give it a try. Congrats on a well deserved win.

sbsudbury said...

Incredible work as always Jill...congratulations on well deserved recognition for fine art.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great news! I love your block...very creative, as always!

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