Colleen's Journey to THE LAND OF OZ
Over the Rainbow
Hi I am Colleen Pollock from Duncan,Oklahoma. I recently sent Jackee pictures of the quilts I have made using the Wizard of Oz fabrics from Quilting Treasures.
I thought you might enjoy the journey I have taken since discovering this collection of inspirational fabrics.
My youngest daughter Kayla got married in 06. Her husband sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow to her as a surprise at their wedding. The Wizard of OZ has always been a favorite to us but especially to Kayla.
They moved from Oklahoma to Albuquerque, N. M. which is 9 hrs away.
On a trip to Oklahoma City to take her for a return flight to ABQ, we soothed our sadness at her leaving by going to Oklahoma Quilt Works, a wonderful quilting store.
The first thing I saw was the Wizard of Oz fabrics and decided then and there to make a quilt for Kayla for Christmas. I had so much fun making hers that with the left over fabrics and some added purchases I also made one for each of my grand daughters. I started in October and worked right up to Christmas to finish them.
Also my 10 yr old grand daughter got a Dorothy outfit including the sparkly red shoes for her American Girl Doll.
After Christmas I decided to make myself a quilt from each of the collections, four so far and two more coming out in June 09 and Jan 10.
The quilts you see here are:
Under the Rainbow (sepia tones from beginning of movie)
Over the Rainbow ( blues, pinks yellows from Munchkin Land)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road ( bright primary colors from the road to Oz)
Wonderful Wizard of Oz ( emerald city greens, turquoise and yellow)
I do not use patterns, only let the fabrics speak to me and I create as I go. Each one is a custom design. I hope you enjoy my Journey to the land of Oz.