Big news is that the stitched and bound 2017 exhibition that I have helped organise is up and running and is getting rave reviews! Attendance and enthusiasm have been tops – the gallery people are very pleased.
Other news is my fractals are getting attention with Fractal Book in stitched and bound, Frobot touring four venues in the US as part of the World Quilt Show, Cosmic Serpent accepted for Dare to Differ in Adelaide, Twelve Shades of ? and Colours of the Aboriginal Flag accepted for Art Quilt Australia in Launceston, Kimberley Creek accepted for the NZ Symposium in Christchurch. I am slowly educating people as to what fractals are!
Have been busy sewing and entering a few exhibitions. Frobot, Robot Mothership is now heading to the US for the World Quilt Competition. You can see him under the ‘Squares’ tab. He is a cute little fellow, so wish him luck.
My quilt ‘Bush Tucker’ that I made for AQC survived the first cut in the entries but not the second. Oh well, win some, lose some. You will see Bush Tucker in some other exhibition!
Have just taken a long shot with my Leafy Sea Dragon quilt from 2015. Had some successes with it and found it could still be entered in an international exhibit at Houston. So the entry has gone in!
Came home from a few days away to find the latest issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting (27/1) has the instructions for my ‘Granny’s Modern Garden’ quilt. Am pleased with how the editors have presented it.
Have been preoccupied with celebrating my decade birthday (you can guess which one ha ha) and am now full steam back onto the quilting. Am making ’12 Shades of Marigold’ with the fractal motif in the photo-am onto making the 12th shade. Quite a dedication of time! Will be putting them onto a green, pieced background. Other progress is I have survived the first cut for the AQC 2017 Challenge. Second cut means 30 quilts out of sixty will be chosen for the exhibition.
Finished! Took a while. 50” (wide) x 53” (high), Jan Mullen’s Catz pattern. Metallic fabric for the frames around the cats, and for the border and binding. Black background. Cats are brighter yellows than in the photo. Four cats are belled!
Was happy to learn that 12 Shades of Blue (see Hexagon tab) has been accepted for the Modern Quilt Show Australia at the end of November. A juried and judged show. I’ve been lucky with my ’12 Shades’ quilts – think I’d better try 12 shades of orange next. Trisected (see Squares tab) didn’t get the okay. It’s one of my favourite quilts – hangs in the kitchen. At least I don’t have to get it down to post off with ’12 Shades’.
I entered York Art and Craft Awards last month, in the Fibres category , to see what that scene is. The specified theme was ‘Time’. Was in luck as my ‘Kimberley at Sunset’ quilt was given ‘Highly Commended’. Each category has one prize, and a few HCs — there were two for Fibres. Besides the obvious creek, the quilt shows (machine embroidered) Kimberley wildlife coming out at sunset to feed, some in sunlight and others in shadow – the link with time is obvious!!.
Have taken a break from hexagons and been trying squares. A fractal of course, based on one from fractalcurves.com. Part of it is shown below. All will be revealed at Quiltwest. Can you guess which animal is represented?