Sunday, May 23, 2010

First and Third

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.)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Anything hockey related wins in my book! (DH used to play on a mens league)
That block is great; love it because it reminds me of so many of Garys old hockey cards...thinking thee was one of Gordie Howe that looked like that...or maybe it was Rocket Richard.....


Bunny said...

Congratulations you sure deserve the prize I just love your work. I am taking care of a friend just now and my stitching time is down just now and am working on a wedding ring quilt. I will get lots of practice as the borders are all appliqued. Then I will work on the block for my grandson.
Love your work.

Karen S said...

I'm with Anne! Yay! Hockey! Congratulations on your wins -- well deserved ones, in my book!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work!
I admire all the time an care you take in creating everything you do!! BRAVO

Anonymous said...

I love that batik background on the hockey piece...fits it perfectly as well as the title. As always....the artist never disappoints the wanna bee.

Clare Wassermann said...

Wow what amazing quilts - I would love to know more about the bonetted ladies - who are they?

SheilaC said...

Congrats on your win! That block is beautiful!


Jackie said...

Fantastic!!!! That is so great and well deserved.

Quilt or Dye said...

Congrats times 3!

Diane J. Evans said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Three exclamation points, since it's three times the excitement.) I knew which one was yours in "Wash Day Blues" without being told -- it looks just like a Jill Buckley.

So well deserved, Jill -- you go, girl!


Kim said...

Congratulations Jill! I knew that block was gonna be a winner.
It really is a work of now it will be part of a quilt and you'll never get it back?

Happy sewing

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations Jill! I love the hockey player block and that entire quilt is wonderful! I must get by there to see it.

Joan said...

I have just checked out your blog - it is amazing. You do some beautiful intricate work and its so interesting to see just how you get it done. Wonderful that you can share it! Congratulations on your awards too.

Carol said...

Oooooh the quilts are gorgeous. I think I want to move closer to these ladies :)

Quiltbug said...

Congratulations on the win. I saw your block in person yesterday with the red ribbon attached. It was easy to see why you won. I also saw the Graffiti quilt so I had a perfect day.

prashant said...

thinking thee was one of Gordie Howe that looked like that...or maybe it was Rocket
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