Sunday, September 18, 2011

Over the weekend.....

it was the AQA, Australian Quilter's Association, quilt show. My local guild and I forgot to take my camera. The array of quilts were wonderful and varied. Pieced, Appliqued and Hand & Machined quilted.

There was a challenge to make a small quilt A3 size,bound and quilted. We  were given a paper bag with the challenge inside. A page out of a garden magazine, a packet of flower seeds and a piece of fabric. Green with gold thread through it. [one of my pet hates is fabrics with gold or lurex thread] I pinned the magazine page to my wall so I could look at it every time I went in my sewing room. There were sweet pea flowers on one side and a few small pictures on the other of a garden arbor,flowers and a meadow. I decided I would try and recreate the Meadow. Here is the page showing what I was doing my challenge on. I slipped a sheet of white paper over what I was not doing.


Strips of green fabrics which included the one from the paper bag. White daisies cut from fabric with a dab of yellow paint and a rough meander of quilting to hold them on. I didn't even vote for it. There were some with soo much work and effort.

I was totally surprised to find that mine was the winner.




The packet of seeds will be sown in the garden when the weather warms up.

10 comments:

Lida said...

Congratulations, what a lovely quilt you made and it is my choice to. It is a beauty! Enjoy, greetings
Lida

Kathie said...

Congrats! I can see why you won, its a great interpretation of the picture.
love those daisys!
Kathie

Miriam said...

Congratulations Dorothy!
I love your delicate looking daisies.

susis quilts said...

congratulations,how beautiful that looks!!happy stitching,susi

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful interpretation of the photo, I love it and I see the viewers did too, congratulations!

Debbie

Lisa said...

Congratulations Dorothy!! Wonderful interpretation. It definitely looks like the picture, and so fun, too.

Country Prims said...

Congratulations Dorothy-great interpretation of the picture. I'd be out of my depth there!lol!

I love how natural the daisies look,
Shazy

Dawn said...

Congrats on a well deserved award.
Very pretty!

chrisi said...

Congratultions,what a lovley Quilt

pomegranateandchintz said...

Congratulations Dorothy. It looks terrific!