Karen Griska at The Quilters Muse blog is running a competition for anyone interested and wants to join in. She asks "If you were a quilt - what would you be?" You have to make the quilt and send her a photo, you can check out the details at her site. I have given this some thought as to what I would look like if I was a quilt.
I would be one of those quilts that is warm and cuddly, has a bit of pink,is fun, bulges a bit in the middle and has threads dangling off it somewhere. Something practical but pleasing to look at. Now in my minds eye, what do I wish I was? Ahh!! I would be perfect, of course. A wholecloth,made of silk, beautifully handquilted, beaded with crystals and a showstopper. Hmmm! I think this quilt was made by Sandie Lush and well deserved its prize and I can only dream of being it or even making it and owning it. The photo is a section I took myself at The Festival of Quilts a few years back and it doesn't do it justice. I hope that by clicking on the picture you will see what I mean. The quilt is called Crystal Dreams.
You can see what I am at www.sandielush.co.uk so much better. Sandie is my heroine. I love her work.
What I want to know is What quilt are you?
OK. I have reached the end of the metre of fabric and have managed to make 25 flowers. It wasn't easy I can tell you. There is a teensy bit left but I think I did exhaust all possibilities. There are 3 more flowers to finish off and then I can assemble them all. The format will be simple to show off the individual flowers. For the background I am using a piece of Wendys hand dyed fabric. It is maybe a bit contraversial as it is quite a dark colour but to me it said yes.
This flower is my favourite.
A close up of what it will look like with Wendy's fabric.
Progress report on the clamshells - a section 15" square. I like the effect of this.