Thursday, October 18, 2012

A little win

This week is the Queensland Quilters Inc annual show, I have put in 4 entries , one a collaboration with a friend- that quilt did not win a prize but the other 3 won 4 prizes in all. I am really thrilled to have won in such good company.
This quilt won First  Art Techniques and was a fun quilt made after being inspired by Jane Sassaman, an original design of large spiky flowers ?weeds! heavily machine quilted in a variety of threads over the top, with some sparkly iron on sequins to shine, my heated appiicator broke, so I ironed them on - seemed to do the trick. The spotty fabric I won a number of years ago in a quilt show in Tasmania, it has served me well and is a great fabric to use.

One Rogue Seed
 The theme this year was Nine Patch, this is a baisc curved nine patch in a larger nine patch, appliqued original floral designs in the centre and round the border, heavily machine quilted. The centre flowers are trapuntoed, maybe doesn't show as well, but I wanted to try it. The border quilting is both pink and green thread in my favourite feathers, all free motion with only the spines drawn on as I went so it is really original. This quilt won Second Pprofessional Applique and the Theme quilt.
Floral Nine

 The mandala I started  briefly in a class with Kim Bradley, I used a drawing from a childrens website of copyright free mandalas designs as a skeleton, then contiuned to draw and expand the idea. It is one piece of Lisa Walton hand dyed fabric, stitched on my beloved Bernina (which is overdue for a service), then coloured with Faber Castell watercolour pencils dipped in fabric medium. There are better pencils and pens for this job, my aim is to do some research over the next few months and find out all about fabric painting etc. Trouble cropping this one, but have to go to work so cannot linger on a silly computer program! This quilt won Ffirst Small Quilt.

To see all the winners and some wonderful quilts, head on down to the Convention Centre Brisbane, or check out the QQ website.


  1. Congratulations Jane. They are lovely. Even better when looked at in person. Enjoy the rewards for all the hard work.