Last weekend Auckland Quilt Guild held their annual quilt show out at Auckland Netball Centre in Stonefields. A wonderful, light filled space, great cafe, plenty to see and with 40 plus merchants plenty to help empty the coffers.
I entered two quilts – my Sue Spargo free internet monthly pattern ‘Blue Illusion’ and my modern quilt ‘ ‘Life on a windowsill’. I was fortunate to win ‘Best embellishment/applique’ for my machine appliqued cacti.
This is my Sue Spargo quilt. Lots of hand embroidery (chunky), machine quilting inthe ditch and a vast array of blues and corals in cotton, silk and wool. The other quilt is below this one.
And my prize winning quilt ‘Life on a windowsill’. I used my original kowhaiwhai quilting patterns and traced the entire background with a blue washable felt pen, quilted it with my Sweet 16 and then sprayed it to remove the ink. Success! The bottom half of the quilting shows free motion quilted roots from the cacti pots.
PS: you can still purchase these patterns from www.kiwiquilts.co.nz