Last year, I bought some orange and blue DS Quilts fabric and played around with a quilty-cross technique I found on Pinterest.
Feeling rather un-inspired by them, I chucked them into my ‘unfinished projects’ basket (conveniently tucked deeply on a shelf under my desk) with the thought, “I’ll find a use for them another day…”. So outta mind, outta sight for the rest of the year…
Then last week, I receive an email containing the entry form for the 2013 Sydney Quilt Show. Yay!!
As it being my very first entry into this particular show, I wanted to design and create a quilt that screamed simply modern: very minimalist, aesthetically pleasing and centred.
So out came the abandoned quilty-crosses that then became encompassed with crisp clean white homespun…
Essentially, I hope to achieve a lot of texture and interest by quilting it in a very simplistic naïve way.
On the back I’ve exposed the selvedge of the DS Quilts fabric I’ve used just to add interest along side the four other quilty-cross blocks that weren’t really my favourite (the four on the front I just love!).
So with a quarter of the quilting completed, I hope to dedicate the majority of my time this coming week in finishing this baby!
And a bonus for me: it’s supposed to be raining for the majority of the week; I just love to sew when it’s raining!
Happy Quilting! xx
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hi amanda , i just love the quilt , i think it will be great and good luck in the competition.
Thanks Bitza! I’ll bring it in to show you when I’ve finished! xx