Here is my recent award winning quilt 'Summer Fairies' that was entered into the annual Quilts UK exhibition at the Three Counties showground. It received
The design is based on the fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker, with their beautiful water coloured picture plates.
The quilt is of whole cloth construction in as much as the design was transferred on to the hand dyed backing fabric, then each piece was cut out, and using bonda web, ironed on to the backing cloth and machined in place. The fairies are machined with a small zig zag stitch, but the flowers are freely machined with extra detail added with further machining which is reminiscent of water colours. The majority of the fabrics are hand dyed using the hot water dyes, plus the transfer dyes on the synthetic fabrics, to give subtlety of shades, plus matt and shiny, which again is reminiscent of water colours.
This year I entered my latest quilt 'Cocktails in Manhatten' into the World Quilt Competition based in America, and selection was by photographic CD which was sent initially at the beginning of the year, and was successful in the process, so now this quilt is touring America, and if any one is lucky to be in that country it will be in the following places -
World Quilt Show, New England, Manchester, New Hampshire
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravanza, Oaks-Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania
QuiltFest Oasis Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California
Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara-San Francisco Bay Area, California
World Quilt Show, Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida
The first show being in August, and then I shall have the quilt returned to me in the new year after being shown for the last time in January, 2016.