Saturday, 11 August 2012

Challenge Quilts - part 2 more to come

A story featured in a paper from 3 May 1948 was 'Life of Ease for Cats'. Robyn used the story of a Philadelphia spinster who left a $75,000 legacy to her 9 cats to lead a life of luxury. They were not allowed in the parlour and were to be fed a diet of fish, milk and beef. The apartment was in NY, the spinster from Philadelphia - Phillies lead Yankees. 
iPods and McDonalds in 1948?
The first two words on the 2nd page of Margaret's 25 April 1940 newspaper were 'ANZAC Memories' and what a beautiful and moving quilt Margaret has created to represent these words.

Nena used the story about a fire sweeping an Eastern city  for her quilt.  The date was 8 March 1952. Nena pleated fabric for the buildings and used a fire engine image of a 1952 fire truck complete with a firemen's dog. The smoke is crystal organza that has been twisted and stitched down to look like real smoke - the flames are 3 dimensional. 

Phillippa's 2nd quilt. She has used the headline that ice, rain and blizzards were predicted for the weekend of 13 August 1960 in this wonderful quilt.

Joan's great quilt is from a newspaper dated 6 July 1931 and illustrates a headline about pigeon wing post. The newspaper from the challenge envelope is attached and her block is called pigeon-toed. What a clever and innovative quilt. 

This quilt used a clothing advertisement from a newspaper dated 16 October 1914.  Robyn has contrasted the words 'if fig leaves would do' with modern day clothes the bind - a cumberband, suit, collar, DJ's logo, ticking and ties. Leaves are made from painted Tyvek.

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