Monday 21 May 2012

Our Guild Challenge :  "A Novel Idea"
I created a little book for our challenge and won 2 prizes for it.  This book has five pages with a front and back cover.  It opens accordion style, and the pages are joined by found sticks in my woods.

I took the notion of "Novel Idea" on a few different levels:  firstly I created a Novel, or I suppose if we want to be technical, it isn't much more than a novella.  With literature in it, since this is what I tend to read.  But too, the specific reference to Robert Frost's poem is also a reference to a novel idea, the road less traveled usually leads us on a voyage with novel ideas since this is what we seek.  I would like to think that I have pursued the road less traveled in my work.

I won 3rd place in the Advanced category and the "Viewers' Choice" award.  I am particularly proud of the viewers' choice because we have exceptionally talented and experienced quilters in my guild.  The 3rd place comments were that the judges were unhappy with the quality of my satin stitch in the binding of the pages.


  1. Your book is definitely novel. Your interpretation of the theme is wonderful. I especially like the use of twigs to construct the book. Nice job.

  2. Thanks so much Cheryl. I too thought the twigs would work with the theme, given that the figure is walking through the woods. I always try hard to come up with a different twist on the proposed theme, I think that is always what I admire in the work of others.

  3. This is fabulous! Wonderful work.