It was actually a challenge from a quilt store in Mountain View, California, The Quilting Bee, which then belonged to Diane Leone, later her son overtook it.
She designed the fabrics you had to use in a quilt, otherwise your imagination could run wild. I made first place with my owl quilt and won the prize, a 200$ store bonus - and I stocked up on fabric big time!!!
You remember Joan Rivers sweeping on stage, arms out strechted, shouting: Gossip, Gossip, Gossip!?
Or Jerry Springer, at the end of his talk shows always saying: Take care of yourself, and of each other!?
An all the talk shows (yes, this was new to me, and I delighted in talk shows for a while!), about weight loss! Oh Oprah! The guests whining: I lost twenty pounds, but I gained it all back?
Oh well - I sure had a feast with this quilt, as you can see!
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand embroidered, machine appliqued, cotton fabric, 137cm x 114cm
Photos by Ran Erde (except the last two)