Wednesday, July 25, 2012

After long silence...

I'm back to post my Hoffman Challenge entry for this year.


This year's fabric with the giant pink and lavender roses is not my style, so when I tried to imagine what else the flowers might like, I came up with feathers.  The shape and color of the flower suggested a flamingo body, and I took it from there.  The design is my attempt to capture the look of a vintage travel poster.  It was rather simple, but seemed to take me an extremely long time to do, perhaps because of lack of commitment.  This was my first attempt at free motion quilting on a contest entry, and it's not too bad, I think.  I don't have detail shots, but if you click, you should be able to see.

What else have I been doing?  I've made several charity quilts and am working on some Alzheimer's pieces.  I've also been traveling--we spent three weeks in China and Korea, and will be going to Spain in the fall.  I've also been to Missouri to stay with my mother and sister, and will be doing that again soon.  So life is busy, just not on the sewing front.


10 comments:

Rian said...

Cool flamingoes! Maybe I'll see you in Spain this fall. We'll be in Barcelona end of September.

Suzanne Kistler said...

I love it, it's great fun! :) Good luck!

McIrish Annie said...

I think this is great! Have seen you posting on FB so I know you are alive and well and very busy.

good luck with your challenge.

sophie said...

Your use of the challenge fabric is brilliant!

Liz said...

Very unique treatment of the challenge fabric! But, you always work so well "outside the box." It's a winner in my book!

floribunda said...

what a great use of that challenge fabric! I'll be watching for the list of winners...

Beverly said...

Very nice, Kay- it's nice to hear what you've been up to. And, a poster of one of the places I'll be traveling in September!

Libby Fife said...

Well, you know I liked this one and why! Love the old travel posters and in general, art from that era.

Glad you are enjoying your summer traveling around and working on projects here and there. Nothing wrong with any of that:)

Barbara C said...

It's nice to hear from you again Kay. You did a great job with the rose fabric, the feathers are perfect.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Welcome back. I did see your posts on FB too.

Still love this quilt and hope you are in the winners circle.