Monday, January 18, 2021

Red and White Challenge Revealed!

Thank you to all who sent in pictures for me to share on the blog.  I am hopeful that being able to see what fellow members are up to by coming here makes you feel a little less isolated.

The first to submit an entry to me was Mary Ellen Casey.  The pattern is Feathered Star, so for now it's called Valentine Feathered Stars.


  Nancy Schrader made two pieces!

I had planned on having mom and I dress in red and White and present together.  We were at a tea party for my nieces shower.  My sister is on the right, mom is the midget next to her.  Lol her words not mine.


Hope you enjoy.  I am sending detail shots because parts are 3d.  This was so therapeutic for me, a precious memory, and I was fearful we would not be alive on reveal day, so I worked like a mad woman.  Made while in lockdown from material I had.

Enjoy my entry #1, "Ladies in Red".












Nancy had a chance to visit her mom for a mini reveal along with her brother.  She shared this picture, saying, "I really like the picture of mom which tells all in these times."







Happy to finish #1, and sad at the same time because I was replaying our fun together in my head while I made it and still unsure when I would see them again.

Went to empty the trash can fill of snippets and decided to make a 2nd one.  4 layers; mesh, confetti, mesh and a seersucker backing.  Ribbon used in the binding.

Again, I am sending a detail shot.  Back lit so you can see the layers.

Introducing "He Loves Me". Enjoy.


























Next up is Gloria Crittenden, who also made 2 pieces.  She didn't provide names for her entries.

 The following pictures are from the slide show created for the zoom meeting. 
Jenny's piece, tentatively named "Quarantea"- features amazing hand embroidery

The baskets in Tracy's piece are only 3 inches!  She said appliquéing those handles was a real challenge!

Sue's piece features wool appliqué.  The heart is woven wool strips. 

Connie chose a new technique as her challenge- using a ruler by "Sew Kind of Wonderful".  Each color section is quilted individually.

You will have to see the quilting on Val's in person, as this photo doesn't do it justice.  The background is vintage linen.

Carol's "Blessed", features tiny 3 inch paper pieced log cabins.  She used the challenge as an incentive to finish this redwork embroidery.

                     Mary Ellen calls this one "Out on a Limb".

Alex's piece is a cover for a pillow, made so the insert is removable, making it easier for the display when we can hang it!

                       Donna calls this "All Reds Go Together"

Elaine Lemley Collected real leaves that turn red in Autumn to use as the pattern for her piece.  Once the appliqué was completed, she decided to make the whole thing leaf shaped, which was a real challenge to bind! It's called "It's not Easy Being Green"

Elaine used various techniques on her "Falling leaves" piece, including seed stitch, netting and painted lutrador.  The background was quilted before the leaves were placed.


 Martha Lorshbaugh based her design on a pattern by Patchabilities.  Instead of appliqué, Martha used techniques learned from Linda M Poole to color her design with colored pencils.  It's called "Vintage Sparkle"

Cynda said, in addition to herself, there are 4 others who contacted her to say they had finished a challenge entry, but were unable to send pictures.  So the exhibit at the library - as soon as the library allows us to do it- will feature more beautiful red and white quilts! I can't wait to see them all!

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