Thursday, August 20, 2009
I had a phonecall--
to say that this little quilt has won a first prize! :o)
The whole quilt is shown further down the page but these are a few closeups. It isn't very big--maybe 24"x26" ?
The flowers were lightly sketched and then coloured with various methods including Derwent Inktense pencils and Pentel water colour dyes, before the quilting and machine embroidery added details. (If you click on the picture you will get a full screen view.)
It was made for the "Celebrate Summer" competition in Patchwork and Quilting magazine and will be on display at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend. It will be on the EQS Threadplay stand.
(The competition was sponsored by EQS Ltd in conjunction with Husqvarna Viking sewing machines.)
Wish I was going to FOQ--------maybe next year?