Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Quilt Show Entry - Challenge Quilt
Our quilt show theme was "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." I thought about where diamonds are mined - Botswana, South Africa, but her 'treasures' also include wonderful forests, landscapes, wildlife, etc, as well as diamond mines. The corners of this little quilt include a quilted sable antelope, a baobab tree, a lion, and a wild dog pup.
The center of the quilt has added texture of 'horn' buttons, tied with heavy threads, beads and jute. The horn elephant button in the center covers my PERFECTLY sewn center.
There are also 'diamonds' hidden in the seams (silver metallic thread) and a few crystals sewn in various locations.
I LOVE the label, with the 'tooth' and beads.