As well as getting the raffle quilt on the machine I also had a few other deadlines, one of which was getting my Canberra Quilters Challenge quilt finished and ready to submit for the Canberra Quilter’s Exhibition being held concurrently with the Craft Show at EPIC. For those outside the ACT, EPIC stands for Exhibition Park In Canberra, a multi building exhibition grounds where numerous large events are held throughout the year.
This years challenge theme is “Going Green”. My thoughts turned to colours rather than the obvious reduce, reuse, recycle we are encouraged to adopt. We do try to do all that in our home but I was trying to think laterally. We’ll see later this week how that went. Anyway here is my answer to the theme “Going Green”.
I even pieced the binding so that it would keep with the colours of the quilt quite closely, something I have not done before. I’ve not made an ‘art’ quilt before either so this was definitely a challenge for me. Some people who have seen the quilt have puzzled over the connection so I really hope you can see what my aim was. It seemed so simple to me but we all think differently.
The other quilt I have entered in the show is “Sudoku Blues”
This quilt was made and quilted in 6 days after I decided at the last minute to enter the AMQA Show last year. It is based on a completed Sudoku puzzle, uses 9 blue fabrics to represent the numbers, and yes it is correct.
I will be at the Craft Show on Thursday helping at the Canberra Quilters Quilts For Others area. If you are in the Exhibition area come over and say ‘Hi’.
The Craft Show is on from Thursday 5th to Sunday the 8th August in Canberra.