This quilt was made as part of a Motown challenge: we had to create a quilt depicting a Motown song - I chose "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. This one is 17x18, pieced and applique. You can't see them but there are cats outline-quilted in the musical border.
Well, the deadline for photos is a week away, 3rd October - and I don't know about you (other than the 15 people who have sent photos and the several more who have said theirs are coming very soon), but I'm not done with my piece. I'd really like an extra weekend to get mine finished up, wouldn't you?
So... a little extension to the deadline, just one week, but it will give the extra weekend.
Photos are now due on 10th October 2011.
Apologies to those who were organised enough to meet the original deadline - but hopefully this will simply mean that many more quilts to choose from!
The Nikau palm is the only palm species endemic to mainland New Zealand. The worlds most southern Palm. Silk in centre, borders and backing in cotton. Silk is hand painted/dyed and stenciled, free machine embroidered and hand embroidered and seed beads (Pink seed flowers)
Fragments of vintage wools, silks and rayons from century old Japanese kimonos. Some of the wool fragments were darned and patched during their useful lifetime, and I have hand stitched these frayed fragments onto a silk backing
It was inspired by an article in a magazine from 2006 by designer Susan Purney-Mark. The fabric strips are woven together then machine stitched on to the batting.I used variegated green rayon and a feather stitch to stitch along each side of every strip in the weaving.After adding the border I hand appliquéd some fish and seaweed, then added buttons for eyes and bubbles.