Last year the small fiber art group I belong to, the Fiberistas, held a challenge based on a game. It was a lot of fun and I recently realized I never blogged about it. So here we go:
You probably have played the board game Clue™. Kay came up with the idea to challenge each of us to make a quilt based on clues from the game: a room, person, and weapon. Without peaking she chose three clues for each of us, put them into an envelope, and asked us to make a small quilt that would include the clues without giving the answer away too easily.
This is the quilt I made from the clues I recieved:
And here’s a detail image of the quilting:
As I’ve mentioned before, I love puzzles and mysteries, so I had a delightful time thinking about how to execute my 18″ square quilt. The stacked dishes were cut out of a fabric I purchased in Sweden on our Sew We Go to the Baltic Sea cruise in 2014. I fussy cut them out and machine appliquéd them onto a piece of hand-dyed fabric. Then I added clues in the quilting. I enjoyed every step of the process. Can you guess who did it, with what, and where???
Don’t peak until you think you have the answer.
The answer is in my envelope:
Yes – it was Mr. Green in the Kitchen with the Candlestick!
To see all of the wonderful pieces made for this challenge please visit our Fiberista’s site by clicking here!
And one more thing:
As many of you know, one of our favorite local “quilt shops” is going out of business. Ben Franklin Crafts in Oconomowoc has had a great fabric department as long as I’ve lived in this area.
The store and the people there have been a wonderful part of my quilting life. Well, they will be closing their doors forever on October 3rd. This was caused by a combination of things, but in the end the pandemic was the last straw. So many losses over the past months! The store announced recently that the mark down is now 50%.
When I first learned of the closing I was very disappointed. I couldn’t bring myself to even go in the doors for weeks. When I learned that they were selling all the fixtures, and Mike and I had been discussing that we needed another book shelf, we decided it was time. We actually bought two shelving units and I am thrilled to now have a little bit of one of my favorite places in my living room to remember them by.
I must admit I have a lot more of their fabric in my stash now too.
Thanks to Terrie, Mary, their staff and customers, for many, many sweet memories!