The Sisterhood Quilt

I broke out in a cold sweat when the sketchbook arrived in the post. I’m crafty and creative in my way, but was a bit intimidated by the artistic abilities represented in the sketch book. I calmed down, let different ideas wash over me, and eventually decided on a paper quilt using images of the art and poetry that came before me.

My entry is The Sisterhood Quilt: Stitching Together Art and Friendship Around the Globe. I copied each of the traveling entries so far, and created a collage of squares. I printed the squares on watercolor paper, then double stitched them to a piece of onion skin typing paper. I included a square of the map, and a square of my recent squirrel pillow project. It’s called Four Loves: Animals, Sewing, Nature and Photography.

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Sisterhood Quilt: *Upper row* Kate, Chas, Chas and Viv *Middle row* Anne, Sandi, Sandra and Alys *Bottom row* Anne’s cover, book detail, map (copyrighted material belonging to original artists. All rights reserved)

 

I’ve written a longer post on my blog, GardeningNirvana, with link backs to all the sisters. I’m humbled and inspired by your creativity and sharing ways.

 

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  1. ladyredspecs says:

    Very clever concept Alys, love it!

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    1. Thank you! It was a nice way for me to revisit all of the contributions so far. Once I decided on the plan, it was a joy. By the way, I love the moniker “lady red specs”. Clever!

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Great idea! We are stitched together as the Sketchbook is stitched together. I’m loving what our creative community is coming up with!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I love what the community is creating as well, each entry unique and wonderful. I’m delighted to be a part of this.

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  3. knettycraft says:

    What a wonderful idea to combine all previous posts to build a quilt! Love it!

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  4. Thank you! I’m glad you like it. I’m looking forward to seeing all the future additions as well. It’s exciting, isn’t it?

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  5. anne54 says:

    Isn’t it amazing how every Sister has contributed something unique? Not really surprising, because we are all uniquely creative individuals. I love your idea of the quilt Alys, and am so looking forward to seeing what our other Sisters create.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Me too!

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  6. Creative idea….its the best one Alys….👏👏👏💐😊☺️👌👍🌹💖

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad it spoke to you.

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      1. 😊😊☺️👍💐🌹

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  7. Chas Spain says:

    Wow Alys – I went all tingly to see the quilt – that is such a beautiful idea. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you. It was such a pleasure to execute once the idea presented itself. I’m so inspired by your talents!

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      1. Chas Spain says:

        Thanks Alys that’s really kind. If only we all had more time :>

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      2. I know, right? We need a Sisterhood convention.

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      3. Chas Spain says:

        Yes yes – perhaps we can have a virtual meet up.

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      4. Yes! A Skype, perhaps. I’ve done this many times with other friends met through blogging, but living in different countries and on different coasts.

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      5. Chas Spain says:

        Hi Alys – what a long break it’s been – I had an overseas trip and the computer died and then life overtook me. Perhaps we should have a return of the sketchbook party online.

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      6. Chas, welcome back. I hope you enjoyed your trip overseas. I’m sorry to hear about the dead computer though. That’s the worst. I’ve missed our sketchbook group.

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      7. Chas Spain says:

        Hi Alys – thanks for sympathising – so slow to get back into the swing of writing as the year crashes to a close! 2017 promises to bring new things..

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      8. Chas, I couldn’t have said it better: it does feel like the year is crashing to a close. I wish I could say I was hopeful for the new year, but with our president elect, I’m struggling to find my optimism. Truth be told, I’m a scared. Welcome back to blogland, where all the loving, reasonable people like to hang out.

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