Simon & Garfunkel – The Reveal!

It’s time to again show what 5 diverse women can do with a random theme and some fabric – yes, it’s another quilt challenge reveal!

Our youngest participant, Liz, assured us that she did know of Simon & Garfunkel, but we all did a little research for this latest theme. Brenda bought a couple of used CDs for inspiration and then passed them on to Alison, Candy was reading lyrics on-line, and I’ll confess to googling how to spell “Garfunkel”. Ha!

Enough with the preliminaries, let’s get to the quilts…

I played with some “solar” fabric for this challenge. So fun! I positioned herbs on the fabric and sandwiched everything under glass in a poster frame. Twenty minutes in the sun at noon (the tricky part was finding a sunny day) and the fabric was ready for rinsing and stitching. This quilt references the song Scarborough Fair πŸ™‚

Liz designed a quilt that showcases Simon & Garfunkel’s body of work. She tried out a couple of new techniques with the beading and photo transfer. Transferring letters can be tricky when that reversal/mirror image step is required and Liz had a few trials but pulled this all together beautifully!
Brenda almost always goes with her first idea and wanted to do Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al”, but wasn’t finding any inspiration there. After listening to her CDs she picked the song “At The Zoo” because, as the lyrics state and she stitched on her label, “someone told me it’s all happening at the zoo”.
Alison has a favorite spot at the lake, by a particular tree, which came to her mind when thinking about the song “Old Friends”. She and her husband have good memories from years past at this very place and once when Alison was sitting on the bench, a woman she hadn’t seen in years walked up and exclaimed that this was exactly where they had last seen each other πŸ™‚


“And she said losing love is like a window in your heart” is the lyric from Paul Simon’s “Graceland” that Candy chose to illustrate in this deceptively simple, graceful quilt. She die cut a heart, then decided it was too large and used it instead to accent a smaller, lighter one. The fabric patterns in this 3-dimensional quilt give it depth (the window) and help direct the eye (the dark heart).
So that’s a wrap on this challenge! We missed Cath and Jean, who may pop back in for future challenges, but we enjoyed the company of two other lovely ladies, Lydia and Paulette, from Brenda’s extended family (her son’s in-laws). We’re friendly enough that they might just decide to give our next challenge a try!
Tricky schedules have us planning the next reveal in mid July but do check back for the results of…
The Signs and Symbols Challenge!


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