Last week I received some good news: one of the two pieces I entered into the Quilting Arts Calendar Challenge 2010 "Flavor of the Month" was accepted as a finalist. The piece is 12" x 12", and it is called "Sopa Rosita", it is the flavor for the month of November.
My sister Andreaâ€™s birthday is November 12th. My mom made our day more special by cooking our favourite foods. Andreaâ€™s request was always Sopa Rosita, which was our familyâ€™s version of the Russian Borscht (my grandmother was Russian) â€“ cream of beet soup made pink by the addition of a swirl of cream. So, every November Andrea got her wish and her soup, and I got to sit at the table and look at my plate thinking of a way to make it disappear because I did not like it at all! Whenever I think of the month of November, I think of my sister, and her love of Sopa Rosita.
Materials: fabric hand dyed with Procion Dyes, acrylic paint, felt, cotton fabric, Misty Fuse, silk organza, Angelina fibres, floral wire, jewelry wire, DMC embroidery thread, stuffing, cotton thread; antique wooden letterpress letters used as stamps, cotton batting
Techniques: hand dyed fabric, stamping, painting, cord making, machine appliquÃ©d, machine quilted
I will post the second piece in a separate blog. I believe we will receive the results of which 13 quilts made it into the calendar around May 10th. I'll keep you posted.
And in the meantime, keep quilting.
PS: send me a comment or two and let me know what you think. Thanks.