Monday, 6 December 2010

Many hands...........

A few weeks ago Shirley approached me and asked if I would help her out.
Her church guild was going to make a quilt block and it had to represent not just the church in this coastal fishing town but also that of a neighbouring farming region. The guild ladies had lots of ideas and plenty of  enthusiasm . Each church has a lovely stained glass window and everyone wanted these to be featured. The problem was "How to include two magnificent windows, a fishing industry, a farming community, wheat, wild flowers and lobster into a 10" x 8" piece of fabric."
My job was to consolidate all the components into a feasible layout.
After lots of discussion, sketching and brainstorming this design was produced. Then the ladies got to work.
Glenys designed and cross stitched the window, which is a blending of the two, Esther embroidered the Everlastings, Shirley stitched the golden stalks of wheat and appliqued the little dinghy near the shore.
As a whole it represents the convergence of the land and the sea. An apt description of the two areas.
Work done, brief satisfied and now off to be joined to other blocks from the Diosese of North West Australia to make a large wall hanging.
I can't wait to see the finished result.


9 comments:

Joanne Lendaro said...

Fabulous!! You did an excellent job pulling it all together!

Needled Mom said...

It is perfect and reflects all of the ideas that you were trying to bring out. Beautiful work!

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

Wow, Sue! Amazing block. This will be a truly awesome quilt!!

Marls said...

That is great. You did a superb job with the design.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So nice Sue...everyone has done a fantastic job..

Joy said...

Well done Sue ... you all did a fabulous job - what a gawjus block!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Allie said...

Excellent job Sue - this marries all the required elements into a beautiful design. Really wonderful!

Bev C said...

Sue,
Congratulations to everyone involved in this little Masterpiece. It will be interesting to see all the blocks.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Shari said...

This is fantastic. It so represents your region. Everlastings are my favourite wild flowers.