12 Shades of Blue is going to Sydney

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’.

Luck with Kimberley at Sunset

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!!.

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New energy!

Haven’t posted on this blog for a while as Jim and I have been driving around Australia. Had a great time. Fortunately there were evenings when I could stitch -hexagons mainly. The photo shows part of one piece. Since being home, I have written for an academic journal, about properties of the hexagon fractals that I quilt. I have corresponded about them with a very nice guy  Robert Fauthauer whose fractal tiling patterns got me going with designing. His website is  http://www.mathartfun.com/encyclopedia/encyclopedia.html

Now, back to the stitching – I hope you are finding time for that too (-:



Good News for Granny!

Have just heard that my quilt ‘Granny’s Pond’ has been accepted for the World Quilt Show. It will be judged in August in New Hampshire and then tour quilt shows in the US till January.  I used  beautiful hand-dyed fabrics that I won at the 2015 QuiltWest, dyed by Stephanie Knudsen,  Hilary Arber and Denise Mallon, so they deserve some of the credit. The fabrics really lent themselves to the geometric fractal design that I concocted. I’ll put the quilt up on the blog when it is first exhibited, but a little bit is shown below. It is a sister quilt to Granny’s Twisted Garden and Granny’s Modern Garden which can be seen under the hexagon tab.1-DSC07175