Sunday, May 04, 2014

My Challenge Quilt - C.H.E.

My guild's quilt show just ended, so now I can show you the challenge quilt I made. Rules were, use your 3 initials. Pick colors that begin with the letters of your initials.
c: coral
h: heather gray
e: eggplant
That's what I chose. I used artistic license even in those, especially in my purple which was lighter than a true eggplant color should be. C'est la vie.

Then we were also to give our quilt a name, using our three initials. Mine is called Carol "Hearts" Europe. Here it is:

I really wasn't satisfied with this quilt. In fact, when I finished it I thought it was ugly. I didn't have time to re-do it, so I left it as is. I no longer think of it as ugly, but I'm still not thrilled with it. It didn't turn out like the image I had in my mind. The Eiffel Tower represents (guess what) - France! We visited Paris and had a great time. The greenish background fabric is an Eiffel Tower fabric which I purchased in Paris! The tree represents Czech Republic where we also had a great time. It's a chestnut tree.. something we saw a lot of there and enjoyed picking up the beautiful chestnuts that had fallen. Just one incident of many great memories there.

So that is that. Our quilt show ran longer than usual this year, and I missed my quilts. I am happy to have them back home.


Anonymous said...

Very cute challenge quilt--and an interesting challenge.

Anonymous said...

Carol: I saw your sidebar note that you wanted your list of Followers back. Do you know how to find it in the Gadgets? I can't help exactly because I have a Wordpress blog, but in mine it is in the dashboard and under Widgets. THen I just have to sctoll to find the Follower widget.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Wow -- that was so fun to see the knitter in residence job description! Thanks for pointing me to it. I had to send the link to a friend in Glasgow who is an amazing knitter.