This winter our guild decided to make an art quilt to enter into the Northern Juried Art Show which was being held in Churchill, MB last week. It didn’t win any prizes but that’s okay as it was fun to make. We came up with the idea of “Eyes” as our theme and put them into the context of the feeling your being watched as you walk to the outhouse in the dark. I’m not sure how many of you can relate to this idea but I sure can. My parents had a cottage with no running water when I was young so trips to the outhouse, or ‘Biffy’ as we called it, were frequent and you never knew what was out there in the dark watching you! So we called this quilt “ I Think I Can Wait ‘til Morning”.
Our guild members made scary animal eyes on a piece of Kona Black fabric that we handed out and they could use whatever technique they wanted to create their eyes. We got back a wonderful range of eyes and then created a scene that included the outhouse in the background and two scary trees in the foreground.
I was asked to quilt it and as you can see by the pictures this was done back in March when the snow and ice where still around… and you thought there won’t be anymore ice pictures. ;)
I pebbled a path to the outhouse, added lots of extra quilted branches, added a spider web and spider and tall grasses along the bottom for more animals to hide in.