Friday, January 7, 2011

Journal Quilt challenge "Highly Prized" #1

Chris' Art Quilt Blog has started a Challenge for those of us there to make an art quilt twice a month. (Well, it's open as to how many, but that is the parameter I think I will be comfortable with) and mine are going to be 8" X 11" in size. This is my first one. The theme, which we are borrowing from the Sketch Book Challenge is "Highly Prized". So mine is a silhouette of a pregnant woman cut from a silk necktie layered over Jacquard silk paper on which I printed a prize ribbon from a show I was in last year, layered on starched white linen from the thrift store. The same necktie silk binds the outer edges of the quilt. I used gold Sulky glittery thread to top sew it all down and for the outlines and spirals that add texture to the background. "Best of Show" pun is fully intended. And if you haven't put two and two together yet, it definitely represents the high risk highly prized pregancy of my DIL and son right now, as she is newly carrying twins who we hope to see grow and thrive! Click on photo to see more detail if you wish.

"Highly Prized"

As I worked Henry slept on one of my art tables.
He wishes you all
Shabbat Shalom.
(that is what the Hebrew words on that stamp spell)
Happy Friday and Have a fun weekend.


  1. Too true Lynn, nothing is more highly prized than a growing baby, not to mention two! Love your take on this...very clever and creative!

  2. May these babies be carried safely in the quilt of their mom's womb unto a glorious birth. Love your banner.

  3. I love this. I love the play on words and I am thinking good thoughts for those babies!!!

  4. The lady in your quilt looks like she is about ready to have those babies. Beautiful. I can see where your thoughts lie. I will keep your precious family in my prayers.

  5. What a really neat quilt, the tie you chose!!!

  6. Sweet art quilt, prayers for the babies.And kisses to Mr. Henry!xoxo

  7. Beautiful, I love prego tummies. :)
    Looking forward to seeing more!
    Much Love,

  8. Wow, aren't her other two twins as well?? Congrats and best wishes to her.

    Wonderful and creative quilt Lynn. You always surprise me! (In a nice way that is!)

  9. more twins! what riches!!! lovely news

  10. Thanks all.

    Lolo, it's my daughter who has the six yr old twins; this pregnancy is my daughter in law/son's!!!


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