Sunday, May 19, 2013

All about the Colour

As many of my readers know, I LOVE challenges, there is just something about challenges and themes that drive me to create.
Each year, one of those challenges is a block contest held at Joseph Schneider Haus......a theme is chosen, criteria laid out, blocks are entered, a quilt is made, hand quilted during a day long quilting bee by amazingly gifted Mennonite ladies...said quilt will be finished and then later raffled off to raise funds for many of the ongoing projects at Joseph Schneider Haus.  I really need to practice my hand quilting skills, the ladies offered to allow me to take a place and the frame and add some stitches but I declined.....my skills are not on par with theirs....not even close  :-).....but maybe one day...maybe

Photo snagged from The Friends of JSH facebook page
This coming week is Quilt Festival time in the St. Jacob, Kitchener, Waterloo area....if you are, or will be in the area, you can find a long list of wonderful events here

For this year's block contest, the theme was "From the Stash"  at least 50% of the fabrics used by the maker were to come from the "stash" also, the colour Orange needed to be incorporated.


I chose to use up prepared bits and pieces leftover from an earlier applique project. 100% of the fabrics in this block came from my stash. I created a small bowl for the flowers added a little hand stitching and called it      "Bowlful of Leftovers"


I was delighted and quite honoured to learn that the block earned a first place finish.  I am sorry that I don't yet have photos of the actual quilt as it was still on the quilt frame, nearing completion  (I hope to get and post one here later) 


This is the 6th year that I have participated in this block contest, if you are curious about some of my other submissions you can find them here


10 comments:

Kim said...

I can't believe you didn't sit in and get a very pointers :0).
Lovely block, congrats on yet another stunning effort. Can't wait to see how
you quilted it...your quilting id always the icing on the cake :0)

Happy Sewing

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Gorgeous block! Congratulations!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations!!!

Royce said...

Love your applique it's just beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon well deserved.

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful block, congrats on your win.

Clare Wassermann said...

Congratulations a very well deserved win with a delightful block x

Sherri D said...

You are so inspiring! You encourage me to keep doing my best work and not to settle for "Oh it will be ok".

Well done m'dear! :D

Karen S said...

too cool -- congratulations!

Createology said...

Congratulations on your first place. What an honor to be invited to sit and stitch with these wonderful ladies. Maybe next year you will join them. Your work is always stunning! Blessings dear...

tich said...

No wonder it came first - it is gorgeous!! Imagine being asked to sit in round the quilt frame - WOW!!

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