Thursday, June 4, 2009

There's an Elephant in My Garden

I thought you might like to see a photo of my entry in the NJS at Quilt Saskatoon. The piece is entitled "There's an Elephant in My Garden", and is an Art Deco inspired piece. In fact, all the shapes I used in this piece are shapes from other Art Deco inspired designs I've made in the past. The artist's statement that accompanies it reads:
This quilt is about joy. About grace and joy. About what astonishes us, what grabs our heart, what takes our breath away. About things we don't believe will ever come true, but then they do. About things that are right in front of our eyes, but in our unbelief, we nearly miss then. About miracles in our midst and gifts beyond our imagining.
It gave me great pleasure making this quilt, the kind that is enough in itself. My quilt didn't win any prizes, but as nice as that might have been, it didn't diminish my joy in making it. And I know that it was my best effort. And to me that makes it successful, no matter what.


  1. Your quilt is fabulous! What size is it? Sorry I missed seeing it in person when I was in Saskatoon.


  2. I would love to have such an elephant in my garden. What a cheerful garden it is, and a wonderful quilt.

  3. What a great quilt! Love the colors. It makes ma happy just to look at it.

  4. Beautiful. I had to look for a minute to see the elephant. I thought it as just background for a minute there...I love the effect. I love the Art deco style. I really need to finish the one I did in the class you did in Fredericton over a year ago.

  5. Pippa,
    Thanks so much for the photos of the mountains and the prairie...the lands of my heritage. Being in New Maryland (near Fredericton, as you know) and not traveling much due to my back issues, I live vicariously through my friends and kids!! Love the photos. Also, I LOVE the elephant. I, like Gail Mitchell, need to finish my "garden Art Deco from you class...
    Evertime I see a tree that is a tad standout or unusual, I think of you. Isn't that COOL?? Thank you!
    Kathy Feltmate, a fan and admirer