Nellie"s Needles

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Quilting Gallery" Weekly Contest

I've enjoyed the weekly themed contests over at the "Quilting Gallery." It's been fun to see the quilts submitted from all over the world and then to follow my favorite throughout the weekend. On occasion I've entered to share my quilts when I have one that's suitable for that weeks theme.  The subject for this week is "wildlife" and I've entered this one ...
Toonga - 37"x 40"

Toonga (an African word for adventure) was created in 2002. It is the second piece in my African series. The fragmented images symbolize my perception of Africa ... from a jungle safari to structural and native patterns. I'm fascinated by the fact that a herd of elephants can move so quietly that their presence isn't known until you see them. They're moving unobtrusively through the shadows and foliage across the midsection of this quilt.

Soooo ... click on over the "Quilting Gallery" ... take a look at this weeks collection and vote for your favorite.

4 comments:

The Happy Apple said...

A beautiful quilt; am happy to cast a vote for it!!

Heather said...

Your quilt is amazing Nellie and says 'Africa' loud and clear. The colours are gorgeous and I love the way the images weave in and out of one another.

McIrish Annie said...

Mellie, this is fabulous. you always inspire me with your ideas.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This oooooozes Africa. Love all the texture and the hidden animals. I will vote for it!