June 10, 2010

Yellow Category Winner - Rainbow of Stitches Contest

The winner of the yellow category is Q is for Quilter with her wonderful lion quilt block.
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A little bit from Martha -
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Describe yourself in 10 words or less
Old-fashioned quilter, embroiderer and collector of vintage fabric and children's books

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What inspired your entry?
A 1964 ABC coloring book illustrated by Vincent & Dorothy Fago - I added the letters. I love to combine quilting, embroidery & vintage illustration.

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What is your favourite stitch?
Stem stitch with one strand of floss

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Who or what inspires you to stitch?
Vintage children's book illustrations - both from my collection and from other Flickr members

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How long have you been stitching and how did you get started?
Over 50 years - My mother taught me to embroider tea towels when I was a little girl.

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Are there any stitchers in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr pool you have noticed?
Oh yes -- way too many to list, but here are just a few:
Ruffledfeather
Shariub
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Martha has now completed the ABC quilt top and is currently in the process of quilting it. You can see the finished top here. Well done Martha - simply stunning!

12 comments:

  1. what about "stump work" stitches??

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  2. All I can say is "Wow!!" Love the whole quilt too.

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  3. I just knew this one was going to win. Congrats!

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  4. Fantastic stitching! I love this lion!

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  5. way to go Martha!! congratulations! thank you for including me as one of the (many, many, i know) inspirational stitchers on your list. i feel quite honored. i'll be back at voting time...LOVE your work!! xx

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  6. Congratulations, Martha! Your lion is perfect to carry the 'yellow' banner!

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  7. congratulations Martha! your work is always inspiring & beautifully executed :)

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  8. Congratulations Martha! Well earned. I love that stitched alphabet quilt top!

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  9. Hi Martha! Congratulations to you too! I've never heard of Dorothy and Vincent Fago, will check them out... that whole alphabet must have taken you ages! Very neat stitching too, lovely!
    Joey x

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  10. oh I just love this lion
    perfect for the yellow banner :) in mho.

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  11. Martha, The lion is darling and the whole quilt is awesome. It makes me nostalgic for the old, days and simpler times.

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