Saturday, August 17, 2013

Quilt Challenge #1 Saturday Snapshot

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at  West Coast Mommy Reads. To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky (at West Metro Mommy). Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

Below are some pictures of a quilt challenge that I was a part of, last fall and winter. The premise is: quilter #1  receives a photo and she interprets that photo in a quilt.The rendition had to be 20X25, not substantially larger or smaller. Quilter #2 received the quilt from quilter #1 and she then interpreted a quilt from that. She did not get to see the original photo. This continued on , one at a time to quilter #5. It was interesting to see each small quilt and to see how each quilter picked an element or object from the preceding quilt to inspire her.
 This is a photo of our Wyoming state flower, the Indian Paintbrush.
 Quilter #1 's interpretation of the photo. The thread painting on this is amazing. The photo doesn't do it justice.
 Quilter #2 went with the native american actually using a paintbrush, painting hieroglyphics.
 Quilter #3 expanded to the landscape surrounding the hieroglyphs and the accompanying persons there.

 Quilter #4 zoomed in on a part of the landscape and she "saw" a small river in among the rocks.
Quilter #5 again zoomed in on the water and rocks and she "found" greenery and some flowers. Surprising that the 1st quilt was of a flower and the last also included flowers.

There were 4 groups of 5 quilters each. I will show the other groups on some other Saturdays this fall .

Until next time,
Stay Busy and Stay Happy


  1. What an interesting idea to do a 'quilt challenge'. All so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great creative outlet! I love Indian Paintbrush...and the interpretations in the quilts turned out wonderfully.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. What beautiful work. There are some very talented quilters.

  4. How clever and imaginative you all are. How long did you have to work on the quilt? And when you say 20x25 is that cm or inches? Sorry to be so inquisitive, but it's such an interesting idea, and I love the way the original photo has been developed in such different, and personal, ways. I've tried quilting, on very small pieces, and my stitching is very uneven, buut these are inspirational. My snapshot is at

  5. They're all fantastic! Which one is yours? It's such a creative trail, and all beautifully rendered.

  6. There is a lot of artistic wonder in these interpretations! Impressive.

  7. I have never seen such beautiful quillwork of nature. I was quite taken with each artist's representation, but especially the paintbrush in needlework. Really stunning. Thanks for sharing these skills with me/us.