Monday, 21 October 2013


What a wonderful time of year for a quilter.  There are so many quilt shows to attend.  I just love travelling to a different show each weekend - such inspiration.  

The Halton Hills Quilt Show challenge this year was "What a Novel Idea".  The idea was to choose a title of a book and depict that title in any way, using three provided fabrics from Northcott.  

Stonehenge Line

I chose the novel "The Lighthouse" by P.D. James.  Instead of quilting an actual lighthouse, I decided to depict the stairs inside the lighthouse.  I used fusible raw-edge applique, machine quilting, white acrylic paint to wash out the lighthouse walls, and Derwent Inktense pencils to add shadowing.  Viewer's Choice awarded my piece with first prize and $100!!!!!  Thanks to all who voted.

Printed on grey fabric, the sign on the lighthouse wall reads:
Warning: Injury and death have rewarded careless sight-seers here.
The ocean and rocks are treacherous.
Savour the sea from a distance.

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