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Saturday, January 4, 2014

time for a fresh start

new year and anything and everything seems possible!  It may even be possible that I will post more frequently than once every two months!  Possible?  yes!  Probable?  no guarantees!

A very quick look back at 2013 - it was a year of challenges - participating in challenges, at least.  It seems the majority of projects I completed in '13 were in response to challenges.  Good thing I like a challenge!  If it wasn't a challenge, I was practicing freemotion quilting by making baby quilts - some for co-workers but the majority were donation quilts.  No large quilts, but that will change in 2014!

My highlight of the year was winning an Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting ribbon and the Canadian Quilters' Association National Juried Show for my Flowers for Cynthia.

For the last few moths I've been busy working on a special quilt for Christ Church Cathedral's  125th Anniversary.  A friend of mine is co-curating a permanent quilt installation - "Common Threads Indigo Quilt Project".  Far too much fun to miss the opportunity to participate!  Quilt panels are being made to go on all the walls of the Cathedral's Hall.  Everyone was to use indigo dyed fabrics - done in a couple of all day workshops - fun! with a few Kona solids thrown in for good measure.  There is a wonderful red stripe that goes all around the room.  We were given some guidelines in terms of general colour placement based on which wall you were working on, but the only fixed item was the placement of the red slash - in order for it to appear continuous, you had to to have it in the right place.
My panel is on the Fraser Valley wall - should be dark on the bottom, getting lighter as you go up the panel.

Here's the bottom section - to me it represents the city.

 The middle section, which is the valley farmlands

 and then the sun shining over it

 My red slash just reminded me of a fish, so that's what it became!

Urban Sprawl

The quilts will be installed within the next month or so, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them all up!

 Happy quilting!


Renate said...

would love to be able to see the installation too! It will be interesting to see what others do for their section of the wall.

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Love your section of the wall. Beautiful quilt!

elle said...

That is really gonna be something. I hope you have final photos. :)

Vicki Miller said...

As usual, your quilting is glorious. this will be a wonderful installation and hope to see some photos.

Vicki Miller said...

As usual, your quilting is glorious. this will be a wonderful installation and hope to see some photos.

Beth said...

What an amazing idea. I hope you will be able to get pictures of some of the other pieces.
Looking at your quilts for 2013 all together is like eye candy.
Fantastic work!
Happy 2014

Sandi said...

Fabulous as usual Janet! Can't wait to see it all together.

dutchcomfort said...

Love your freely pieced flowers!
Happy 2014 Janet!

upstateLisa said...

Your work is always spectacular. Love "urban sprawl"!!!

Gina said...

What a beautiful collection of 2013 quilts! I look forward to seeing photos of the upcoming installation, love that name too, "Common Threads Indigo Quilt Project"! Happy New Year!