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!! :-)


  1. Congrats on your award! The pillow is just lovely.

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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

  11. Love crazy quilting collage. Absolutely beautiful.


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