Hi!! I just realized that haven't written on the blog this year so I would like to wish everyone a happy and creative 2013.
Now about my new project!! I am sure you have guessed by now that I love my scraps. I keep them for years until the right idea and opportunity comes around.
This runner was made with the trimmings of a triangle quilt made for my daughter (pictures below). After trimming the square pieces made from triangles I was left with a number of rectangular stirips with a small triangle on the corner that were just too cute to throw away. There were not that many pieces to make a quilt so I had to think about how to work the project so as to 'expand' the end result. I chose a neutral fabric to connect the small pieces together and proceeded to piece them longways. This produced 10 long strips about 1 inch wide. In another "stretching exercise" a plain strip was added between these strips. This result was a long thin quilt(102 x 13 inch (2.60m x .33m)) that looked great as a table runner. - Nonie
Some more things I saw at the Quilt show that impressed me...so i'm sharing!!!
A bag made by Patricia Butron for a creative clothing challenge.."Red plus one"
"Oriental Images" by the ladies who attended "The Biggest Morning Tea" in Canberra in May 2012...a great idea for a charity group quilt, I think...
Another challenge of a colour plus one . Mrs Thompson created a small quilt 70cm by 50 cm Great technique .
Another Japanese inspired quilt "Japanese Garden Path".This quilt is 140x128 cm and was made by Margaret Lamond. It was not entered for judging...not sure why!!
screen printed flora
My favourite stall ...could have stayed for hours just looking at the colours...
A fantastic example of quilting."Ruled by Chocolate"....This stunning example made by Desley Maisano and it won Best of Show in 2011 in Victoria , Australia.It was named because of the chocolate colour of some of the material used,the amount of ruler work needed for the quilting and the amount of chocolate Desley consumed whilst making this!!!Ruler,stencil and freehand machine quilted.
A simply stunning ,scrappy quilt made by Michiyo Fukumoto ."A Ray Of Light" was made for the challenge, "What the World Needs Now".
It depicts a ray of light into the world in its state of darkness and,hopes for a bright future and peace.
...the fabrics are all cotton but look like silk and designed and created by Reece Scannell. He gave the materials to an aussie quilter ,unfortunately I didn't get her name . She transformed a black and grey screen printed design into quilts with just so much colour and intricacy...love, love, love this and will be visiting his studio next time I'm in Sydney and I won't be as controlled !!! I could keep going , but, you guys will end up, with as much of a migraine as I had. If you would like to see more quilts go to: http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Canberra/canberran-quilting/ and click on the side on "quilts on show".......maro.