My Alpine Home

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Making a Scene. . .

Hi my friends.  I thought I would share a post with you that I did for ‘the Kennel Girls’ blog.  A group of 20 or so woman that I am a member of  who love to quilt.

In the land of blog we read the word vignette so often that we assume everyone knows what it means.  Lately though, I have discovered that’s not the case.

In the past few months when I used the word I found that quite a few people had no idea what I was talking about.

I thought I would try and make it a little more clear. . .the word vignette has 3 definitions.  The one that we are referring to is:  A brief scene.

In our homes we are constantly creating vignettes throughout.   It makes them more appealing and inviting. 

So it only makes sense that we might want to do the same at our Dog Kennel Quilt Show.

Last weekend was the big day of our show.  Take a look at some of the scenes the Kennel Girls created. . . .

Using two of her red and green quilts Diana put together this ‘cherry’ vignette.

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Luscious cherries and darling dishes that she found at a thrift store sit atop a cheerful quilt.  It still needs to be quilted, but isn’t it ‘sweet’?  Another one with pinwheels and tulips hangs over a chair.

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I too had cherries on my mind.

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Just a little quilt perfect for plopping over a vintage ironing board.

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A darling stitching of a sewing machine made by Sue.

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How cute is this scene made by Laurie?  I’m sure all of you quilters will be wanting to create a similar vignette for Halloween!

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I love the vibrant colors in this quilt and isn’t Mr. Skelly great?

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What a wonderful bench made from an old headboard.  More fun Halloween quilts and framework.

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I had to show one more pic of the fun saying she wrote on the chalkboard.  Isn’t it so true?

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Not to be outdone. . .Diana created another fabulous Halloween scene.  It’s hard to take this girl anywhere without her ‘making a scene’. lol!

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Who Knew Lynda had such giant spiders lurking in her backyard?

This is such a fun quilt with the rickety old haunted house!

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Here it is under a tree with a fabulous Halloween quilt called ‘Hocus Pocusville”.

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Now you know when you hear the word vignette what it means.

I hope you get a chance to ‘make a scene’ somewhere!

hugs,

Jann

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A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

21 comments:

DJAjewels said...

All such lovely vignettes. Thanks so much for sharing and explaining the term vignette!
Irene

sweetvintageofmine said...

I LOVE quilts and these were all beautiful vignettes!!...especially for the Fall! I feel so french....saying that word! hehe! Blessings~~~Roxie

priscilla said...

Love the vignettes ! Those Halloween quilts are amazing !!

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful quilts! I especially love that one draped over the ironing board (Yeah, I think I have an ironing board around here somewhere, lol) And the cherries photo is spectacular.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love all of these pictures! The quilts are beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Salmagundi said...

These are wonderful! So much talent!! Sally

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful presentation. They needed your help Jan!!!! I know you showed them how to "vignette"! These quilts are fabulous!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

For some reason, I've never like the word Vingette! I usually say "display" instead but I like "making a scene" much better! :)

I'm not a Halloween fan so I like the first 2 scenes best! ♥

Lois' Laughlines said...

Oh my, all the quilt cuteness. The photos are lovely.
Blessings to you

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Those quilts are beautiful. I love all the vignettes. Adorable.
Kris

The Victorian Girl said...

What a talented group of ladies! I love all the vignettes. I'm curious about your group's name. I bet there's a good story there!

Gayle said...

It was fun seeing each of these vignettes in person the day of the show. BTW - we stopped at Scrooge & Marley on our way home and discovered that they were CLOSED! (gasp!) I should have asked you about any other fun shops down in your area. Maybe you can tell me for next time?

Winnie said...

Jann - these quilts are BEAUTIFUL !!!

Kris said...

What fun quilts!!!
xo Kris

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOVE The quilts ...Vignette was not a common term to me either. My grandmother did alot of beautiful 'vignettes'....quite extraordinary, actually. She used driftwood and dried flowers and grasses and glassware and collectibles etc and she and my mom always called them "settings". I should go google this and see if it was common to our area or her german heritage or what! :)

Rose L said...

Love that hocus pocus quilt!!!

Jeannie Marie said...

I love quilts! The one draped over the ironing board is my favorite!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am laughing because I have come to learn that it is a blog word and people in my real world have no idea what vignette is!! Thank you for sharing all of these gorgeous quilts!

Carol

Poppy said...

Oh my what a beautiful array of quilts and the vignettes created with them:) The vintage ironing board is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing these pretties and for hosting each week! Have a great week! hugs, Poppy

cynthia lee designs said...

Wonderful vignettes and beautiful quilts!!
hugs,
Cindy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Beautiful vignettes - so much fun seeing you all make these scenes! Loved them! n1a83'4F4q4w5G5o1=M5M4K>9p8-O5H