Friday, June 24, 2011

Dream Believe Be

Recently Linda had the great idea to host a Jelly Roll Race at the store. A great time was had by all and the proceeds from the sign ups went to MS. Below are some of the resulting quilts.

Of course with so many stunning quilts, the discussion naturally turned to what else you could do with this concept. Below is a Jelly Roll quilt that my Mom pieced with 40 white on cream 2 1/2" inch strips. Instead of joining the strips on the diagonal as with the original concept, she joined the strip with 2 1/2" brightly coloured solid squares, letting the colours fall where they may, like confetti.

I was so pleased with the blank pallet that this quilt allowed. I asked Linda to quilt it with a very whimsical overall effect, in very bright colours. Isn't it great? Can you find the message in this quilt?

Here is a close-up of the words!

Dream, Believe, Be

I saw these words once on a piece of jewellery and I love the message.

Here is a close-up of some of Linda's incredible, and as requested, whimsical quilting.

Linda you are amazing!


NiCoLe said...

that quilting is amazing! i really love the variegated thread.

Marie said...

Great Idea, Katja and Linda's quilting is amazing! Good job!
Marie, Logan Lake