Sunday, February 28, 2016

in the spring


"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love"
That might be true, but in the spring, my fancy lightly turns to thoughts of McDougall Cottage and have done so for several springs now. McDougall Cottage is a wee museum in Cambridge, Ontario and each spring, they host a Wee Quilt Challenge that I am unable to resist. This year's theme is The Myth and Majesty of Scotland and these are the words I sent along with my little quilt:  

 Fins and Scales and Mermaid Tails 

Selkies and kelpies and merfolk and monsters: it seems much of Scottish myth involves creatures of sea and loch. I suppose that isn’t surprising considering the fact that Scotland has thousands of miles of shoreline. My Wee Quilt celebrates the power of myth to enchant us all and includes two mermaids for my mermaid loving granddaughters and a very famous plesiosaur, the Loch Ness Monster, for my dinosaur expert grandson. I started with a vintage linen napkin and ‘sketched’ a picture with thread. Details were highlighted with plaid fabric applique, black, gold and cream colored thread, jewels, shells, sequins and glitter in this tribute to the majesty and myth of Scotland.

3 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

oh Glenda! it is Fantastic!!!!! I love it....especially the dreamy "sketchy" quality. How wonderful you carry on with the "wee" quilts each year. I will most definitely have to go see the exhibit
Congrats on yet another fabulous entry.

Glenda said...

Thanks Jill! Entering has become a tradition and I love to start the new year with a fun project.

Quilt Rat said...

Just saw a Facebook post showing some of the entries.....I think I see a "Best of Show " ribbon hanging with yours! Congrats! Well deserved.....looks like your ribbon collection is griwing