Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The World is your Oyster!

With too many commitments and too little time, I nearly missed the deadline for the competition quilts submission for the Festival of Quilts this year! 

Yet, Phew! All packed and shipped today. :)

This boats quilt from Cotton & Steel is my personal toy! With simple - but effective!)) - pattern for the boats and a huuuuge negative space, the quilt gave me endless opportunities to quilt it to death!))) And so I did) Inspired and empowered by the talented longarm quilter and teacher Angela Walters! xx

The techniques I used:
Freezer paper-piecing method to make the boats
Organic free-motion quilting for negative space, i.e., no marking

Materials used:
Solid cottons mostly from Michael Miller Cotton Couture range
Prints from Art Gallery Fabrics and Liberty.
Quilters Dream Request 100% cotton wadding (very thin!)

Size: 145x145cm

This quilt is not the only quilt that will have my name on it at the Festival of Quilts this year! ;) 
Three amazingly talented quilters - Jo Avery (@mybearpaw), Jenny Haynes(@peppersaxsten) and Sheila Scott - have submitted their quilts to the FOQ where I had an honour and a priviledge to longarm quilt their beautiful quilts! 
So, overall, there will be 4 quilts from me! At the very least, I should get a recognition for the quantity, if not for the quality!!! :-)))


















33 comments:

  1. Таня, крутотень!!!! Удачи ))) Мне очень нравятся кораблики!!!

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    1. Нина, спасибо! Посмотрим, как они впишутся в категорию Modern Quilts :) x

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  2. божественно! и вроде бы просто, но какой потрясающий эффект!

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    1. Спасибо! Мне тоже очень нравится - стегала вслепую, можно сказать. Придумывала стежку по ходу действия.
      И все равно не уверена, что с такой орнаментной стежкой жтот квилт вписывается в категорию Современного квилта. Посмотрим, что думает жюри)

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  3. Saw your beautiful quilt in Birmingham, superb quilting and really fitted with the boats theme.

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    1. Aw, Thank you very much for sharing your views on my work - I really appreciate that! Thank you! :) xx

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