Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Father's Day and Vote for me!!

Happy Father's Day!

I entered the Quilting Gallery's Themed Quilt Contest this week.

The theme is Quilts for Dad.  Having made an entire wall hanging series for my Dad I had to enter.

The quilt was one I drew out and made when I was fearless and oblivious to the 'rules' back in 1994 1993.  If you look closely I turned in the edges and had stitched them closed, I think Carrie called this knife edge binding.  I didn't know what real binding was.  I hand quilted and appliqued and embroidered.  The star fabrics were fabulous cottons from a fancy fabric store.  That really looks like the back of my dad, though his hair is now more salt then pepper.  The inscription reads "To the best Dab, his hands create wonders, for those he loves."  Fireworks are in the sky.  He is wearing his flag shirt.  He was born July 5th and we always have a huge 4th of July party with fireworks.

I made two more for two more birthdays.  All were very personal.

Please go here to vote for my quilt.

Happy Father's Day!

Keep dreaming...Colleen

Coreopsis in my garden given to me by my secret pal!


kheli said...

Great quilt!
I voted for you!

WoolenSails said...

I love your quilt, really beautiful piece and sentiment.
Heading over to vote.


Barb said...

Hope it is not too late to vote, headed over there!