Thursday, January 15, 2015

Quilting Arts Challenge

Last October a reader challenge for Quilting Arts was due. I rarely participate in challenges, but this one, "My Favorite Things" stuck in my head. So the day before pictures of the finished piece were due to be emailed in, I decided to go for it. I walk everyday and it was during one of my walks that the idea had popped into my head. My favorite things are; walking, leaves, circles, hand stitching and simple surface design. I took a piece of white on white fabric that had circles on it as the printed white part, stenciled on some leaves with paintstiks, masked them off and stenciled in a circle for the sun, masked it and stenciled in the sky and grass.

Then it came into the sewing studio and got layered with batting and I stitched everything. I drew a figure on freezer paper and cut it out to stitch around to represent me walking. Finished it late that afternoon, took pictures and got them sent in well before the deadline.

The current issue, February/March of Quilting Arts Magazine arrived at my door today and there I am, walking across the bottom of page 47.

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1.'s a wonderful piece!

  2. I agree! Congratulations! The person walking adds just the right balance. I sent pics in to that challenge too but they didn't pick me. May try agin though. It would be a thrill to be on my favorite magazine.

  3. Congratulations! Its a great piece and what an honor to be chosen.

  4. It's wonderful. Certainly deserved to be chosen.

  5. Congrats! You walked right into the magazine! The whole concept is really fun and totally you.