Thursday, August 29, 2013

SAQA Oceania Blog Hop - Auction 2013

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".

I decided to make a "variation on a theme" quilt.

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!



Maggi said...

A lovely piece for the auction Sally. Not long to go now. Glad you haven't left us forever for the ubiquitous FB soundbites as it's so lovely to be able to browse blogs in a leisurely way.

Sally Westcott said...

Thank you Maggi! FB does have it's place but you are right, the time to browse blogs at a leasurly pace is pleasnat! And blogs are a bit more permanant!

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