Saturday, July 30, 2011

Purple Haze Quilt

My sister, Mum and I had a wonderful day on Thursday at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair which is on until tomorrow, Sunday 31st July.   We had a great time viewing the many fabulous quilts on display, shopping, catching up with quilting friends and having lunch together.  The day became even more special when my quilt "Purple Haze" was been awarded a First Prize Ribbon in the Small Quilts Category - Professional of the 2011 VicQuilters Showcase.

Purple Haze is a quilt which I made as part of the Australian Machine Quilting Association's 2011 Challenge.  The challenge involved making an Amish style quilt with a pattern provided.  The instructions stipulated that the maker could use fabrics of their choice, provided that only the colours red, blue and purple were used.  Purple Haze was also awared a First Prize ribbon in this challenge.


I have quilted Purple Haze with a central floral design, surrounded by feathers in the purple border, flowers in the red setting triangles and hours and hours of pebbles in the background.




I found great inspiration for the quilting of Purple Haze in the quilting of Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts.

Thanks for visiting - have a wonderful weekend.  If you get a chance, do go and seen the fabulous display of quilts at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair.

18 comments:

  1. Karen, my jaw is on the floor!! Your quilting is exquisite, I would have been surprised if this didn't win a first. I love it, thanks for sharing it. xo

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  2. Congratulations Karen. Your quilting is absolutely amazing.Love the quilt.

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  3. WOW, congratulations thats amazing, your quilting is stunning!

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  4. Congratulations Karen! It is a beautiful quilt!

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  5. Karen, your work takes my breath away!!
    Welcome back to the blogosphere!!
    Andi x

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  6. Wow! Purple Haze is absolutely stunning!! Congratulations on the very well deserved first prize. I recently saw your Green Envy quilt at the Sydney Quilt show. It was wonderful to see it live after seeing it on your blog.

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  7. Congratulations, I did see this at the show yesterday. Gorgeous quilting! One day I aspire to quilt like you.

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  8. Your quilt is stunning and your definitely deserved your win! Wow, what an inspiration.

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  9. Congratulations! Your quilting is beautiful!

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  10. Congratulations Karen on winning a first prize ribbon for this stunning quilt. Your quilting is truly magnificent and a real inspiration to us all. Take care.

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous quilting. Did you use a wool batting? Congrats on the ribbons!

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  12. Congratulations - STUNNING!! A VERY well deserved ribbon :)

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  13. Awesome quilting, always impressive. Congrats on winning a blue ribbon.

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  14. I was referred to your blog for your quilting and your reference to Green Fairy. She is a local quilter and dear friend of mine and when I look at your quilting I am in awe of you and also can tell her influences on you. Especially the center flower and vase. BEAUTIFUL!!! and I hope you have contacted her because she would be tickled with your dedication to her and also your talent. FABULOUS JOB!!!!! Em at http://mcelebrates.blogspot.com

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  15. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a great weekend folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  16. Wow! Abolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

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  17. I am thrilled to have come across your blog. Looking at your work is such a pleasure and really inspiring.

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  18. Your works are beautiful.I congratulate them.
    have a good day
    Josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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