Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Eye candy... have a closer look

I have only added the next border on one side of the "formerly known as Moustache" quilt. So, I will post a photo later after I have added more sides. Fay suggested I call the Moustache quilt "Eureka Chain" because when it went together, Eureka! you could see the chain effect.

I like the name because not so far from here in the 1850s the Eureka Stockade occurred at the Ballarat Goldfields. Most of the fabrics I used are circa 1850s reproductions, so that makes me happy.

And now... for some eye candy! I've got to finish this quilt...sigh. It's lovely. Have a closer look.



Mosaic. Another quilt I am currently working on. I started it in about 2002 after an Olga Walters "exploration" workshop. She is sooo inspiring!



I used fabric I had overdyed during previous experimentation. It was purchased light pink, and I added leftover dyes until I obtained an icky green, and put the pink in with it. It looks good as grout.


My finger is used to gauge the size of pieces.



I used pieces of velvet to add glow, lurex to look like mirror pieces, and lots of blue and white prints to give the look of broken china. I also cut up some printed cup and teapot fabrics.


All the pieces are now stitched on. I need to remove some tearaway stabiliser, then baste and machine quilt around all the pieces. FUN!! But it's not on my list of four... at the moment...

4 comments:

ROZ said...

This is most fantastic! I thought at first that I was looking at a grouted mosaic!

Karen said...

Wow! That is wonderful.

Quiltycat said...

My Goodness! I remember this project!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Yes, do you remember what year it was? LOL!!!