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!!.
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 (-:
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.
Got a bit carried away with colour in this one! The shape of the nine hexagon repeat (flower and leaves) is replicated in the quilting to make the overall design a fractal. The quilt and its predecessor (Granny’s Twisted Garden, see the hexagon tab) are in the QuiltWest exhibition which opens today.