When I see my three year old granddaughter do a task over and over, I tell myself that here is a lesson.
Like when every other year I enter the challenge competition at our guild for designing a quilt with a specific theme, and never win. But as a three year old, I continue designing quilts, because it's a lot of fun.
I'm mentioning this, because the challenge quilt I made in 2011 evolved into the quilt just shown, the grey, white, and black geometric. Below both the colored and the black and white image of my Allsorts Liquorice candy quilt.
|The challenge was to incorporate a nine-patch block into a quilt.|
Can you find it?
|Just playing with my photo program the candy quilt was suddenly a nice pattern for a completely different quilt. I added to it and it became a bed quilt.|
|A close up of my pillow.|
|Made a mistake there, cutting off the tips of the triangles. Never mind.|
|It was a real pillow case, not fake, very realistic looking.|
|Then I had to find a chair.|
I photographed many different chairs in my home.
|Bingo! This was the one, definitely. And with my aunt's cross-stitched pillow - perfect.|
|A quick photo-shop conversion, and I had my happy red and blue colors.|
So this became my quilt, and I added a nice old saying:
"When Happiness calls offer her a Chair."
|I think the challenge in 2007 was to make a circle quilt and include the black and white piece of fabric given to us.|
|All colors of the rainbow.|