Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Challenge Quilt 2017
It was called a Page 33 challenge which means entrants were given page 33 from random magazines to use as inspiration for their quilt. Some people got fashion pages, car pages, gardening pages, and I got a house page. The geometric shapes, strong perspective and soft colours were what inspired me.
Apart from having a connection to the inspiration page, the quilt had to fit within a 0.5 metre square, have three layers and obvious quilting elements. We could use anything on that page for inspiration (e.g. words, colours, shapes etc).
I used several techniques: raw edge applique, piecing, 3D panel, and common quilt blocks. Beaded embellishments represent the chandelier and the flowers on the table. I moved the furniture around a bit.
It got first prize. I was overseas at the time and didn't know it had won.