Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring Quilt Festival

We participated in a "Portrait Challenge" a few years ago.

Here's Mary's -
I had a couple of ideas for this challenge. I got a large charge out of this supersize badge. It still makes me laugh.

This top is machine quilted with all the "roles" I play in life. It includes the usual, wife, mother, quilter, chef, etc. in the yellow squares I put my less appreciated "roles" in the black borders - procrastinator, 50+er, wine drinker, partier and then made the little top into a pillow for my reading chair.


Here is Barb's-
I had fun making this. I used bias tape for my hair, a real barrette, snaps for eyebrows, and a wine bottle for my nose. I used baby beads in the background describing all the things that are important to me.

I made the hanger using a pant hanger and embellished it with Scrabble tiles and buttons.

Enjoy all the quilts in Amy's Quilt Festival.

13 comments:

  1. Very clever..both of them...probably both of you!

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  2. both are fun quilts! Love that little hanger! Thanks for pointing it out. I probably would not have noticed it!

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  3. Fab quilts! I love the writing, it's so well done and a very cool idea!

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  4. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  5. Love them both, very creative.
    The name tag made me smile, I want one;)

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  6. What a clever challenge, and great quilts!

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  7. mary = your quilts are fabulous
    xoxo

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  8. Great self portraits, they gave me a very nice chuckle this morning :0)

    Crispy

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  9. How fun!!! I loved seeing them!

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  10. Hello, Barb! I appreciated your comment regarding my entry (Primary Log Cabin) - thank you for the kind words.

    Your entry makes me want to delve into the quirkier side of quilting! Huzzah!

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  11. Wow; what great quilts! Mary's quilt is SO unique!

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