Colourful Dream

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Colourful Dream

Colourful Dream was named Gammill Best Wall Quilt at the first Fall Paducah contest.

When I saw the new contest offer in Paducah on my desk, I told my husband, I hadn’t participated for a while in a quilt contest. I told him if I had an idea I was going to do it. Within five minutes I sat at the computer and saw an elephant and from that moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I call those quilts, quilt of divine inspiration because of the strong inner knowing you feel inside that is the right thing to do. I knew, deep down, that it was important to bring it to finish. I knew I wanted to have a mosaic effect but wanted to create some depth at the same time. I didn’t know how to go about it, but I was patient about letting the inspiration guide me along the way, which is the key when uncertain. Patience is gold.

I knew what I had to do next but waited for the inspiration to tell me the “how”. I could say it was meant to be.

Colourful Dream measures 32” x 48”. Batik fabric was used to create the elephant and grey linen was used to make the background, which is sturdier and a good support for the weight of the many layers of fabric to make the elephant.

Read more in our Issue 47.

Designed by Lise Belanger

5 Responses

  1. Joan Betker

    This is so beautiful if you have a pattern may I buy it.

    I have the new Canadian Quilter magazine from our
    last quilt guild meeting that I belong to on
    Mayne Island B C

    any info would be greatly appreciated.

    • Carla A. Canonico

      Hello Joan, thank you for your comment, Colourful Dream by the exquisite Lise Belanger, was featured as an Artist Review article and not a pattern. You might, however, contact her directly for possible classes/patterns. Thank you! Lise Belanger:

  2. Linda Qualls

    Most beautiful quilt I have ever seen!! Is there a pattern I can purchase. I love elephants.

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