Sunday, January 27, 2013

Crazy Cow Ladies Quilt

 What do you do if 
your local quilt shop hosts a
Challenge Quilt Contest
and you are given fabric like this to work with?
 Seriously?
All I see are Crazy Cow Ladies 
dressed up in costumes, 
with a smattering of pink ribbons round about.
Odd
  Very odd fabric.
 But if you are 
Connie Keyt
you don't let the fabric limit your imagination.
 Connie can turn the more bizarre fabric
into a work of stunning beauty.
 Cows doing the can-can
become gorgeous ruched flowers.
 Each year Connie buys a few yards 
of her local quilt store's challenge fabric,
like Kitchen Bouquet
 And turns them into the most 
beautiful baskets.
 All hand pieced and hand quilted
 with 3-D flowers
 that match any garden in creativity.
 I wanted to touch every piece.
Fall Flowers
 turn into Fall Baskets
Many thanks to 
Connie Keyt
for coming to our Nimble Thimbles guild and
presenting her inspirational trunk show.
Now when I look at Challenge fabrics
I will think of Connie
and realize that
even the ugliest and outlandish of fabrics 
has unlimited potential.
There ought to be a life lesson in there.

4 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what embellishments! wow good work

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Another talented lady in your midst! The baskets are beautiful!

LynCC said...

Absolutely amazing.

John'aLee said...

What a talented lady! Those are all gorgeous!