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Green Crazy-New Centennial Quilt Block

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hello and so glad you dropped by!



I'm so thrilled that people still keep reading and following me. I can't than you enough for being interested in what I do.



As you may know I've been a busy quilter working pretty steady on the donation quilt for Town of Smithers to help commerate the 100th Birthday of Smithers, B.C.



Part One can be found here.

As the summer progressed and I bit off finger nails in my preoccupied state of creative madness. I waited for the blocks submitted by seven other artists who made a piece art for the Centennial Quilt.
I fretted, started a new job, had new work schedules, pretty soon I was embroidering at midnight and the wee hours of the morning.



Part Two can be found here.

My good friend Nola, whipped up three blocks made with crazy piecing and then I started onto the hand embroidery embellishment for these blocks. I began with open landscapes in my brain, but as you know, if you are a crazy quilter, the blocks or the quilt done in crazy quilting begin to speak and they tell you what they need. The following blocks are what I started with back in early October 2012.





When the initial crazy is complete, the blocks look kind of haphazard and weird almost, but when you start playing with them, they begin to tell you the story they want to tell.



The first voice that became loud and clear in this one, was it needed more color of the true forest. Each forest is not only green variations of color, but its floor is crowded with brown mushrooms, sticks and weeds gone dead in the fall. In the summer months the northern forest is alive with color, bee's fly about, busy with many duties as the biological cycle of pollinating take place and the flower drift about in a warm breeze. All these images bring color to the choice I make from my supplies.







So this is one more part of the Smithers 2013 Centennial Quilt that is coming to completion. I've got a plan and a woman with a plan is bound to succeed.


If you want even more information on this fascinating quilt?


I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments, the constant reading of my blog. My loyal followers are such interesting people, many of you have blogs and I've visited all of them. I enjoy reading blogs and so do others. Thanks again for keeping up with this exciting and challenging work I'm doing. I love comments, so let me know where you are in the challenges of your life.



And if you live anywhere near Smithers, Telkwa, Hazelton, Houston, let me know? I love knowing where my readers are in the world. And if  you like, drop join the BV Modern Quilters, we gather for another Quilt In, Saturday, Jan 12.@ Telkwa Christian Reformed Church. 9 am to 4 pm, we welcome all crafters, quilters, beaders and more!

All the best,

Carli

6 comments :

  1. Stunning! Congratulations on creating such a masterpiece,

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  2. I love you patients and what you do with your crazy quilts,I thank you for stopping by my blog a while back if you remember I had a post about my trip to the flee market and my finds. I see you live in Texas ,I live in Athens ,Greece it is a bit far away or else I would have loved to attend your quilt in. theodora

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    1. So nice to hear such positive comments, thanks so much Theodora!

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  3. I love the hand-stitch on your pieces... it adds a real connection to history. So appropriate for this piece. Congratulations, it looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Christina! I am in awe of your work, looking forward to learning and sharing!

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  4. Your quilts are every bit as lovely as the comments you've been leaving on my blog! Thank you, Caroline, for your very kind words. I look forward to watching the progress of this quilt.

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