26. Jul, 2018

An Octopus's Garden

I have just been told my quilt Octopus's Garden will travel with the NZ Hoffman Challenge this year. The challenge provides a metre of fabric which must be used withing the quilt. The quilt must not be square or rectangular and must fit within a metre square perimeter. I do not seem to have a photo of my finished piece but here it is with the quilting being done on the black velvet. This year the fabric was a highly pictorial undersea scene. I chose to use the colours within the scene to create a series of sand dollar like mandala. These were then embellished with gold leaf motifs and beads and stitched onto a circular velvet fabric. I then free machine stitched in turquoise rayon around the circles,