Oh dear, I've done it again.
Poor Reader, you must have just about given up on me completely.
This post is my turn, as part of the SAQA Oceania Group to post a blog about the quilt I have donated to the SAQA Auction. Here is the link to the Blog Hop pages oceania collection blog hop
I have been very busy in my absence from the blogosphere. I have been working hard and looking after my sick hubby as well. I have spent some time in my studio, but not as much as I would have liked. I have managed to produce a few pieces and one of those is my donation to the SAQA Auction 2013.
My little quilt is called Floating and I was inspired by a sample piece I made for my City and Guilds course. I love the colours of the background and the way the two rectangles "float".
Once I had made that decision I was off and making!
Now I have a cofession to make. I got so involved in making the quilt I forgot to take photos as I made it! I was so crabby with myself. Anyway, I have managed to find a couple of photos of the quilt nearly finished.
All my fabrics are hand dyed. The orange is rust dyed. Rust dyeing is a technique that I love. The results are always a suprise.
The green fabris I also screen printed with the words from the Beatles song "Blackbird"
The small rectangle on the left hand side of the quilt was cut from a piece of fabric that I stamped with soy wax before I dyed it. I then screen printed that too!.
I machine pieced and appliqued the top and then machine free motion quilted it
A close up of the quilting
I photographed the quilt before I faced it.
And then........ I forgot to take a photo of the finished quilt - grrrrrrr!
Here is the link to the SAQA Auction Pages. Pour yourself a coffee or tea, make yourself comfortable enjoy!