Friday, July 13, 2012

Vote for Me!

Two posts in one month - what's up with that?! Well, I'm glad you asked! Over at The Quilting Gallery there's a contest going on for Memory Quilts. I submitted one I did a few years back for the family of Sean Canavan, a man that died on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.
The quilt was commissioned by his sister-in-law Jean, for her husband, Sean's brother Cieran. She asked that I use a photo of Sean skiing and that somehow, I represent different areas in his life in the fabric choices, blocks and design. A tall order to say the least. I submitted several designs for her to choose from, and this is the one she liked the best. It's green for his being Irish, with shamrocks in the corners, made from shamrock fabric I had in my stash. The blocks around the center medallion are Irish Chains as well as the tools of his trade: carpentry.
The back was made up of fabric that represented his interests in music, skiing, fishing, woodworking and especially his love for his country. I lucked out with the patriotic fabric having mainly blue and green rather than all red, white and blue, as it went better with the quilt.
I printed the label through my ink jet printer and surrounded it with the shamrock fabric.
Sean Canavan 1962-2001
Voting opens today and closes on Monday at The Quilting Gallery Thanks for your vote!


Tom said...

Fabulous! You got my vote! Love you and your work,

Diane said...

Thanks so much, Tom - and back atcha! <3

Carla said...

I'm so far behind in reading I missed the voting period but I heard you won. Congrats.