|Lost Moon #3|
Toward the end of 2011, I designed a quilt for Joann Fabric’s latest Quilt Your Colors challenge. Last year, I entered for the first time and placed 6th! click here for last year's winners The main requirement is simply that you use materials from/available from their stores. Here’s last year’s entry. (See pic at right.) If you look closely, you can see that the branches form a circle in the sky where the moon has fallen down. It is lost and lying at the base of a birch tree. This piece included cotton, brocade, lame, sheers, ribbon and lace.
So, this year I wanted to do something a little different. Having an 8-year-old dinosaur-crazy boy at home provided the perfect inspiration. He even came up with the idea for the fiddle head ferns, which are rolled up strips of velvet. I submitted photos of the quilt at the beginning of this year and this past Tuesday (the 13th) I just got the call – I’ve made the list of top 20 finalists! Now I get to send in the actual quilt for judging in April.