Amy Ellis from Amy’s creative side is hosting the fall bloggers festival. Add your favourite quilt under the nominated categories to win great prizes and share in the wonderful images of quilts from all over the blogging world. Amy has been running this festival since 2009!
My quilt called Rock pools was originally named Sparklers as it reminded me of cracker night here in Australia watching the colourful fireworks exploding in our backyards and kids running around with lighted sparklers. The quilt pictured was made in 2011 and given to my niece as a gift. Kate Spain’s Good Fortune was a perfect collection for the pieced Dresden blocks floating in my favourite Bella solid, Robins Egg.
I made the quilt again in 2013 for a publication, Desert to Sea 10 quilts from Australian Designers. It was renamed Rock pools to reflect the sandstone rock pools of Port Hacking where I grew up. These pool were filled with starfish, shells and anemone. Occasionally one would find an octopus or fish trapped by the falling tides.
This time I used Art Gallery Fabrics, a mixture of oval elements, pure elements, Carnaby Street and Indie. The quilt was made over 3 days (I had to meet a deadline). The design is a combination of piecing and applique. It is pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50wt cotton thread and finishes at 85″ x 85″.
I think I may make this quilt again using low volume prints and wildly bright fabrics. Hmm, I will have to think about that.
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