Nellie"s Needles

Friday, March 30, 2012

Springtime Renewal Quilt Contest

One of the panels from Prairie Performance is entered in the Quilting Gallery's weekly contest. Today is the first for voting, which you can do up until midnight on Sunday.
Prairie Performance - 33"x 23"

This is one panel of twenty-five that makes up a whole landscape of prairie flowers indigenous to northern Illinois. It's created with mostly recycled materials, including old army blankets for batting. Each of the twenty-five panels are complete compositions that can stand alone.

Thought you may like to see a photo of the complete installation at the New Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois.
Prairie Performance Installation - 167" x 117"

Many of my followers may recall the many posts of its creation over a period of nine months. For old times sake here's my favorite photo during that time ... it's when I fully realized the scale of this commissioned project.





















15 comments:

Karen Christensen said...

saw this early this morning and put my vote in right away ;)

Quilt or Dye said...

A great piece--or should I say pieces? I love them!

Heather said...

What an achievement Nellie - your own personal prairie! It is vast and so beautiful.

Nana said...

Wow, I am really impressed. I like your works, I like your blog.

Nana from Germany

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Aren't those some imposters on the end in that last photo?

I will always remember seeing this at Sherman Hospital. It is amazing when standing in front of it.


I just voted too!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Nellie, I just voted for your most incredibly beautiful work of art quilt. I hope you win. Hugs Judy

Beatriz said...

Just like Karen I waswdriven here by your entry after voting on it. Hope you win.

Debbie said...

Your entry caught me eye right off this morning. It got my vote. Absolutely outstanding. The entire piece is amazing.

stitchsister said...

Beautiful just doesn't adequately describe your amazing work. Wow.

Sue Spurlock said...

I remember these posts and seeing that pic of you and all those pieces on the floor...it was overwhelming! Beautiful on that wall!!

Lynnda Tenpenny said...

Got my vote in !

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McIrish Annie said...

Nellie, I remember when you started this project! It is spectacular! How wise you were to break it down into panels. Each one is a masterpiece on its own.

Marie Costa said...

This is magnificent...I have no words. Wish I could see this in person.

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I were in the hospital yesterday, and we happened to go down to the cafeteria to get a bite to eat. When I first saw this art--I thought it was a painting and that it was beautiful!! Imagine my surprise and utter delight at seeing upon closer inspection, it was a quilt!! WOW it is amazing!!