Sunday, January 4, 2009

Harvest Challenge

Last fall I entered a pillow into Evening Star Designs' "Harvest Challenge" contest. As I worked on the pillow, I posted some detail photos here and here . Once the deadline was past, I shared some pictures of my pillow here. Here's a shot of the entire pillow.


Yesterday, owner Carolyn Cibik announced the winners. Although I did not win first place, I was given an Award of Distinction (along with two other women). The first place winner was Janine Franc, with an incredibly beautiful cushion. That woman can STITCH!!

I am both humbled yet pleased with the results! Does that make sense? Please go visit their Harvest Challenge Gallery and enjoy the beautiful, colorful eye candy. I think it's wonderful when there are venues and contests in which we crazy quilters can show our work! Evening Star Designs put together a kit of fabrics, trims, threads and beads we had to use (some of) and they were a dream - of the highest quality and value. I would enter another of their contests again in a heartbeat.

After you've looked at the entries, please enter your vote for the Customer's Choice Award. But I warn you - you'll have a difficult time choosing!! :-)

11 comments :

Gerry said...

Congrats on your award! The pillow is just lovely.

Marsha said...

I remember your pillow, it is beautiful. Glad you won something. guess I'll have to have a look at the others. Congratulations!

thestonerabbit said...

Hi Cathy! First of all--congrats on your award for that wonderful pillow!! That is such an honor--and well deserved, because you did a fabulous job on it.

Second, THANK YOU for leaving your comment on my 100th post--cuz you are now entered in that AMAZING giveaway!! :) Check my post on Sat!!

Third-I really do appreciate the comment, because I was able to find your great blog! I LOVED your snowman gift containers. I recently posted about mixing up cocoa mix to give away--but I put mine in jars--yours is MUCH cuter!!

Hope you're having a great week. Dana The Stone Rabbit

Cathy K said...

Marsha, thanks for your comment and post. I can't find an email addy for you, so am posting it here. I know you've visited before, and I surely do appreciate it! Hugs, Cathy

Pat Winter said...

Hi Cathy, Your pillow is gorgeous! I really love the composition.
Hugs,
Pat

My Vintage Studio said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!
Your pillow is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your photos.
Cheers, Sharon

quiltcrazygal said...

Hi! I found your blog from my friend Cindy. What a beautiful pillow! Great work. I'm enjoying your postings and look forward to visiting more. Jenna Louise

Cat said...

WOW, what a gorgeous pillow!!! I love the colors and the layering, and well...I love every inch of it! You did a terrific job. Congrats on the award.
~Cat

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy you did a super job of Creating and stitching on your Harvest pillow. I really love your silk ribbon MUM with all it shades of oranges and golds. Hugs Judy

Lilla said...

Cathy, the pillow is stunning, wonderful fall colors. Must have been a labor of love.
Take long to create?
aloha Lilla

Candy said...

Love crazy quilting collage. Absolutely beautiful.
Candy