Sunday, September 25, 2011

“Strip-tease”

..... is the theme of this year's quilt challenge, the operative word being "Strip"!!! Every year, for the past 12 years or so, Singapore's quilters come together for a challenge. It's a low key affair with a little exhibition and a luncheon where everybody gets to vote. The rules this year are that at least 75 % of the quilts had to be made with strips no wider than 2 1/2 inches.

This is what I made!





It's a Chinese Lantern, in case you are not sure, and not a Christmas bauble nor a tree  ;).

The fabrics I've used are all from my stash.  It is imperative that I make a dent into said stash as lately I've been buying fabric again like no body's business.  But that's another story altogether.

And now back to stitching. I've decided to make both my mum and my mother in law a quilt for Christmas. One top is done, now on to the next. I'll show you next week.

And here's something I came across today; nothing to do with quilting, but really interesting. Check it out!


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Cheers
Vreni

21 comments:

Marg said...

Your Chinese lantern is fabulous, what a wonderful way to use up some of your fabric.
The McGurk Effect, I had never heard of it but that is very very interesting, thanks for sharing it.

meli B said...

The lantern is fantastic. Great idea and really beautiful. You are so clever with your designs.

Martina said...

Mensch, das ist dir super gelungen! Dieser Quilt ist einfach wunderschön!
Tolle Idee!
LG Martina

Jessica said...

Great quilt!
And how weird is that effect, really interesting!

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful lantern - such great fabrics combined together to make a spectacular piece. The effect is really interesting.

Helen in Switzerland said...

LOVE the Chinese lantern Vreni - what a clever idea - and it turned out beautifully!

barcord said...

Just as someone else has said, Your lantern is fabulous.
Thank you for the clip, it is a very interesting effect.
Look forward to seeing those Christmas gifts.

Lynda said...

What a fun challenge! Love the lantern. The red bounces off the soft blue.

Kalyan said...

Simply beautiful...lovely!

Rossana said...

Really..... this is a very special quilt! The Chinese Lantern is a great idea and the fabric is fantasticl! I love the "oriental" fabric. Congrats!!!!

Vickie said...

Oooo....I love your strip quilt! It is stunning! Those patterned blues and deep reds are wonderful. Well done!

Shirley said...

Your Chinese Lantern quilt is beautiful Vreni. Well done on rising to the challenge. I have never heard of the McGurk Effect before and heard the different sounds as I concentrated on the faces.

Silvia said...

Uauhhhhh . Lovely quilt!!.Congratulayions

Thimbleanna said...

I definitely heard VAH hahaha! Very interesting. Love that cute little lantern quilt Vreni -- very clever!

Janet said...

You did well with the challenge, the lantern is fabulous but I bet it only made a tiny dent in the stash, lol. The video was interesting, thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

What a pretty quilt! You've done a wonderful job interpreting the challenge. I like it! Keep pluggin' away on reducing the stash. I'm trying to do the same with a year-end goal of emptying one large bin of old fabrics.

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
das ist ja ein wunderschöner Wandbehang, er lässt mit von der Ferne träumen.
Ich freue mich schon sehr auf die Qzilts für Deine Mutter und Schwiegermutter.
Liebe Grüße aus der sonnigen Ferne, wo im Moment ein richtiger Altweibersommer ist.
Roswitha

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Wow.... einmal mehr kann ich nur noch staunen! Wunderschön und diese herrlichen Farben!
Herzlichste Grüsse aus der nebligen Schweiz sendet Dir Yvonne

donkey and the carrot said...

My dear Vreni!!! How are you? I am at work now, and i am searching for my new recipe!!! What a great Chinese Lantern! You are making all these beautiful, difficult, skilled quilts!!! You are so gifted! And the video... so interesting! ''ba ba ba!!!'' love you, take care!

Lettyb said...

I really enjoyed the BBC clip- thanks!

Canadian Kristin said...

Love this Chinese Lantern...and how quickly it would convert to a Christmas ornament! ...I wonder if you might share the measurements or try and be a guest chef on Moda Bakeshop!?!?!
Love it!