Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Putting it all together……

 

After I finished adding some threadwork to the four panels, it was time to put it all together.  My original thought was to border each panel with a brown fabric and then to add some other designs and pots, etc.   Something like this….

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BUT….when I put the borders around the first two panels, I realized that it would look better if I kept it simple and leave off all of the other stuff…..

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I kept on adding strips until the piece was basically square…..

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After deciding on a dark border, I felt that it needed something else, so ended up adding a sliver of Turquoise around the edge…..

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Here is the final top…..DSC09089

I got the quilting started before my meeting last week but ended up taking it in for the challenge in an unfinished state.    Hopefully I can get it finished up before the new year!!

By the way, the challenge was to make a quilt depicting a Nation, including an Indian Nation.    Here are a few of the other entrants…..

Nupur made a “stamp” from her native India……

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Mary’s quilt was Polynesian in nature…..DSC09102

Nancy used “Olive” trees to depict Italy……

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Madeline remembered her trip to France with her daughter……

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Pat chose France as her country.  She had two wonderful quilts,  but I wasn’t able to get a good photo of her first one.  Here is the second…..

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Mary Ellen had two entries.  The first was from Africa…..

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Her second one was from Australia……

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And finally, our Challenge chairman, Barbara, chose to depict our neighbor to the North…..

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It was a fun reveal to the challenge and a great Christmas party!!!

3 comments:

elle said...

Your quilt is spectacular! The depiction of nations was well done. Thanks for sharing. The neighbour to the north. ;)

Sylvia said...

The sliver of turquoise in the border really makes this quilt! Looking forward to seeing it with the quilting. :)

Maggi said...

Love the way that you have brought this together. What lovely interpretations the others have made too.

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