Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CQA Trend Tex Quilt and Giveaway Winner

As I am typing this, I see that I have 149 followers, just 1 shy of my goal of 150 by March 31st.   So close, I think I need another giveaway in a few days to get over the hump.

I have had several of you email asking where to buy the Citra Solv in the post below.   You can buy it in North America at just about any big grocery store.  It can also be ordered online almost anywhere.   I have enclosed the link to the site.  Be sure to check out the gallery they have there too.

This little art quilt shown below is donated to CQA/ACC for their silent auction that takes place at Quilt London this May.  This is CQA's big fundraiser.   The fabric is donated by Trend Tex, and members buy the specified package of 5 fat quarters and have to make a small art quilt based on the given theme. 

This year's theme was 'Quilting in the Forest'.   I have titled my quilt, 'Branching Out'.  It is 3D, the tree was sewn and then stuffed.  The leaves were made fusing 2 different colours together then cutting and stitching.   I did a bit of discharge dyeing on the background, and both the tree and background had Shiva paintstiks applied.  I found some big beads that looked like leaves so added them as well. 

I certainly don't like the colour combination chosen for us, but maybe that was part of the challenge. 

I will package it up and the next time I will see it is when I am in London to see my other art quilts in the National Juried Show.

Without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is:

Mariliz said...

I'm a new follower and the fabric is just lovely!

I will be hosting one more giveaway near the end of the week. 


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winner! Thanks for having a giveaway, Jackie!
Jacque in SC

Anonymous said...

Awe, congrats to the winner! I hope you make your goal!

Mama Pea said...

Congrats on getting so close to your goal! I really like what you did with the leaves on this. They are really pretty!

Lauren said...

Your challenge entry is really interesting - I like the use of the beads, the fused leaves and the quilted leaf motifs that you've used.

Caryl W said...

I see you made it to 150!! Your work is awesome and inspirational and your numbers of followers will keep going up I am sure!!

Mariliz said...

Yay....I'm so excited. Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway.

My Sweet Prairie said...

I dont think anyone loved those color combos. Definately challenge! Yours looks great!

Linda said...

Congrats on your reaching 150 Jackie!