Babine Range & French Knots-Cloud 9 Fabric Giveaway

I'm on top of the world with the progress of my own quilt art style and incorporating local artists work into a quilt, I think is for the first time, maybe?

I'm so excited about the whole project that I'm now counting down the days till completion.

I've edited this post several time now to include the links of the special artists who have inspired the latest work in the Smithers 2013 Centennial Quilt.

 I was inspired earlier in the year with artists that are doing some very interesting thread painting. One artist in first place for influencing my recent work is Monika Kinner-Whalen of My Sweet Prairie. Her natural landscape thread scapes are so beautiful and original. This is my first tender step towards stitching landscapes. In the Smithers 2013 Centennial Quilt I toyed with all sorts of political statements in art, in the end my ideas stayed firmly planted in the awesome panoramic views we live with everyday of glacier topped mountains in every direction. This is my version of the east side of Bulkley Valley's Babine Range.

More detail of the thread painting I was doing incorporated strips of leftovers of green, yellow,blue and red to promote understanding of the devastation that the pine beetle has taken on our landscape with great large sections of red dead pine trees across the Great Northern Plains of B.C.

Both hand stitching and machine stitching have taught me to be free with my intentions on fabric. I love the use of hand stitching and the glacier here is being crafted with straight and french knot stitching, inspired by My Sweet Prairies recent piece called 'Make a Wish" landscape. Thanks Monika!

The Babine Range block I made will take a prominent place in the Centennial Quilt for Smithers. With Perry Rath's Hudson Bay Mountain Sunset, the major mountain ranges are ticked off the list of inclusions into the quilt.

Having fun as the various parts and pieces come together on this special quilt.

Thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog! Leave me a comment on my Good Earth Quilting Facebook page and then co me back here and leave me another comment to enter to win a Fat Quarter Bundle from Cloud 9 Fabrics Miscellany collection.

Hurry, contest closes on Feb 18th! Share with your friends and get a 2nd entry to win.

Happy Quilting!


Thanks for popping in, this giveaway has closed. Masha is the lucky winner!


  1. Oh, wow, Caroline, it's o beautiful!!

  2. Barb and Masha are already entered to win a Fat Quarter Bundle from Cloud 9 Fabric, visit my Good Earth Quilting Facebook page. Thanks ladies for your support! Good to hear from you.

  3. Love the fabrics....and I truly do love what you are doing with threads.

  4. Eeny, Miney Mow and the winner is Masha! I'll contact you via email from your profile.

    Congratulations Masha, a fat quarter bundle of Cloud 9 Fabrics from the collection Miscellany!


  5. wow!!! :) Dear Carli, thanks a lot!!! what a surprise!! :)


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