Sunday, May 2, 2010

The CanCan Girls finale

This quilt is entered in the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival
Blogger's Quilt Festival

Here it is at last - the grand finale of the CanCan Girls - the quilting is done, the binding is finished, and it is ready to hang with all it's petticoats a fluttering.  Hope you like it.


I did a little research into the wiry dark character pictured here.... and HE was also a dancer at the Moulin Rouge -  a contortionist who also performed for the amusement of the crowds.

and here is the full wall hanging:

So, I'll be moving on to my next project once I finish the sleeve and label.
I really enjoyed this quilting experience - although I probably would not have made this quilt at all without the quilt challenge issued by Pat Sloan - Black and White and Yellow in Paris.
This may start a trend for me, combining images from old posters and turning them into quilts - of all the quilts I've made, the ones I've enjoyed the most were small wall hangings that I designed myself.  Although I am also 'inspired' by short deadlines!


  1. oh this is fabulous! I love the fabric you used for the plumes! The yellow with the black and white is just so perfect for this, and you've captured the mood so well!

  2. Hi!!!!!Good to meet you! Thanks for coming by my blog! The can can quilt is absolutely terrificly wonderful!!!!!CongratS!!

  3. Love it, these "picture" quilts are so much fun!

  4. Gorgeous!!! I especially love the the pettycoats!

  5. Thank you Nickels, you are always welcome here!

  6. Beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted

  7. Very creative and so much fun!

  8. @Janet & Rita - thank you for your kind words. Stop by again sometime!

  9. just love seeing something so different! very cool :)

  10. Very cute.


  11. what an intriguing quilt-makes you want to know more about the story behind the picture.
    Come see my antique entries

  12. Such a great quilt! Love you interpretation for the quilt challenge. I am a novice quilter who has been inspired to pull out my unfinished pieces and work on them! My first deadlines on the ones I have yet to complete have come and gone! So...hopefully, I can get them done before we start having grandbabies!

    ..I am off today from work, so will hopefully get to some others on the quilt fest. I have some drawing orders to work on and of course, cleaning house... Now that our children are grown and my hubby and I are empty nesters, I can't be a "stay at home mom", but I would love to be a stay at home wife :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    If you have a moment to come over, please let me know by leaving a comment at my post. It was fun meeting you!

  13. Thank you all for your lovely comments.
    I hope you will return for another visit soon!

  14. It’s fun to be given a challenge. Your solution on this one is exceptional.


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