Fabled Fibers

Back in September I signed up for a Quilt Art challenge. We could depict any fairy tale, fable or myth we wanted, even one we had written ourselves. I chose The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. I had 2 1/2 weeks to complete the piece which is 26″ x 29″ and I finished with a whole day to spare. The whole collection of challenge quilts can be seen here.
We’ve recently found out that our quilts have been selected for a special exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival in the Fall of 2007. This is exciting news since Houston is one of the premier shows for traditional and art quilts. So I thought it was time that I post some photos. Here they are:
The Selfish Giant full size
The work was done mostly collage style, layering raw edged pieces to cover the batting and quilting them down by machine. The children were traced onto white fabric from a comercial print, altered for size and painted with fabric paint. The sign is separate and attached with metal brads.


4 Responses to “Fabled Fibers”

  1. 1 Sue Miller December 16, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    Lynne, the piece is delightful and as usual, the detail looks exceptional. I looked at a few pieces in the challenge but no time to review the entire entries. How exciting that you’ll be in Houston AGAIN!! I hope you travel with your work this time. Have a wonderful time in hawaii…it sounds perfect. Wave as you fly over the West coast. We leave in the am for a trip up to Washington to see #2 son and family, then back down here for Christmas. see you on our blogs…. Sue

  2. 2 Ellen December 17, 2006 at 11:00 am

    ooo… exciting!

  3. 3 Sharon January 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Lynne –
    As always, what a treat to see your work! It’s been amazing to see you grow in your craft. This is amazing! I just love it! I’m in awe that you were able to do this in such a short amount of time – a testament to your talent! Enjoy Houston!!!

  1. 1 Published in the The Bee « Mountain Vistas Trackback on July 27, 2007 at 11:17 am

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