Monday, 26 May 2014

Turkish Delight

I won 3rd prize in the Traditional Professional category at QuiltWest 2014 this week. Have a look at the website to see photos of the show...

The quilt is made from silk fabric and is hand pieced and hand quilted. The quilting took 250 hours to do- I must be mad!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Australasian Quilt Convention 2014

Had a lovely week in Melbourne for the AQC. I was excited to see my quilt hanging in the 'Best of the Best' category!

What a venue for a quilt show.. all the workshops were held on the upper floor so we had a fantastic view of the exhibition. I did workshops with Gloria Loughman (Linear Landscapes) and Pam Holland (Thread Painting)

Preparation for my landscape 

Finished quilt!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Bali shot cottons

Now that I've finished my silk quilt for QuiltWest I want to start a new project with fabric I bought on a recent trip to Bali - not the usual batiks, though. I was too far away from the quilter's batik shop but in Ubud I found a shop selling the most beautiful shot cottons. They are hand woven and dyed and look almost like silk. Needless to say, I bought 20 metres, I meter of each colour. Amazing how light 20 meters is when estimating your baggage allowance!