Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vic Quilters Showcase 2013 - Double Cream with Ribbons

I spent a wonderful and exhausting day today at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair looking at incredible quilts, shopping and catching up with family and friends. 
I am thrilled to say that it was also another ribbon winning day.  My quilt Double Cream not only won a First Prize Ribbon in the Longarm Category, it also won the Longarm Machine Quilting Award as well as Runner Up Best of Show!
Double Cream is my second Shadow Trapunto Quilt.  This time, rather than using a batiste, I have used a cotton sateen as the top layer.  The quilt has cut-away trapunto and has been layered with a bright yellow fabric to give the off-white on cream effect.
The central feather vase is my own design and is surrounded by my favourite fill - pebbles.

The border is a traditional inter-woven feather with each corner set with a feathered heart.  Rather than cross-hatching the back-ground, I have used a continuous curve design as a filler again blending into pebbles.
Here is Double Cream with its ribbons and the proud owner. 
I would like to thank Vic Quilters for organising a wonderful quilt exhibition, the judges for what must have been some incredibly difficult decisions and the volunteers for making the quilt show possible.   I would also like to thank all the sponsors for their continued support.  I will be heading back to the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair tomorrow for another dose of quilts.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Denise Schmidt Churn Dash Quilt

Linda from Quilts in the Barn has recently made a beautiful Churn Dash Quilt set on point made from some of my favourite Denise Schmidt fabrics.

In the style of Denise Schmidt quilts, Linda's quilt has been quilted with an all-over figure 8 design - I do love the simplicity of this quilting design on modern quilts.