Saturday, March 31, 2012

Something old, something new, borrowed and blue

This is a quilt that has 2 purposes! Its my 3rd prize winning quilt for the Queensland Quilters recent challenge, but funnily enough covers the bases for the Art Quilts Around the World challenge too.
The floral fabric and the blue of the dress are all the same challenge fabric (below), the background is a piece of old organza curtain that someone threw out at a quilt group last year (it was a bit dusty and well loved and faded!) laid over some purple hand dyed fabric.
challenge fabric
The background quilting design was borrowed / adapted/ inspired ( in part) from a blog that I have been watching closely 'Green Fairy Quilts'- really inspiring, also the thought about doing a dress is from this book

The dress is made of fused flower shapes, then machine quilted heavily- which is my trademark! The background is heavily quilted in 3 shades of green. The quilt is 50cm x 70 cm.
The new is the party dress fit for a fairy to wear at a special occasion!

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