Sunday, October 26, 2014
Blogger's Quilt Festival - I'm in!
I've decided to join the Fall edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side blog. We all like quilt shows, right? This promises to be a fun and exciting show of quilts in a variety of categories. Yey! Quilt Show! Then immediately I was faced with this quandary... what category should I enter? what quilt should I enter? Oh the pressure! :-)
I decided to enter the Art Quilt category with Goddess of the Deep, 14" x 14"
This quilt was made for the Quilting Arts magazine annual calendar contest in 2004. But still remains, to this day, one of my favorite pieces.
It is made from one piece of commerical cotton in the background. The mermaid is raw edge appliqued from commerical cottons and batik lame.
Once the mermaid was added to the quilt and the entire piece free-motion quilted, the real fun started. Layers of embroidered silk and tulle were hand embellished with glass beads, hand dyed ribbons, fibers, Angelina fibers and metallic threads.
The mermaid's fin was made separately using batik lame, beaded, and then applied to the surface of the quilt. It is actually dimensional.
Handmade beaded fringe was added around her waist. Netting and fibers added to the movement in her hair.
Whew! there are lot of beads on this quilt!
I am happy to say that this originally designed quilt was chosen to be included on the calendar for June.
Please stop by the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out all the beautiful and inspirational quilts on display. Or maybe enter a quilt yourself! You have until October 31 to enter in 11 different categories and voting for View's Choice in each category begins November 1. All skill levels are welcome!
See you at the quilt show!