Amy's inspiring Blogger's Quilt Festival is happening again!
Great timing for me because my fabulously creative niece Evie, who is 12 years old, and her friend Maya took some really nice photos of my Tangerine and Lime Wonky Cross Quilt. We were all at the local Art Show last weekend where Maya's mum Tina and I both had booths in the Maker's Market.
They took off with my quilt and got busy. These two photos are on the stairs leading to the stage. They show off the wonky cross blocks and the bright colours of the quilt in such a great way. When I started this quilt it was orange, grey and had a little bit of black in it - the Denyse Schmidt Greenfield Hill fabrics. These colours looked fine but I thought it was lacking something. My quilty friends recommended adding either aqua or lime. I loved both of these suggestions but ultimately decided on lime - probably because I knew I had some nice lime fabrics in my stash!
This picture is my quilt hanging over the handrail of the stairs. As well as some solids, there's some more Denyse Schmidt (some of her Spotlight/Joanne's patterns), some Aneela Hoey Sherbet Pips puppies, Patty Young's gorgeous bees from her line Flora and Fauna, and crabs from Going Coastal by Emily Herricks, as well as various fabrics from my stash. I also made a pieced backing using some of the solids, an orange Denyse Schmidt print and the Going Coastal fabric.
This is a close up of a few of the blocks taken by me back home, showing the simple stipple quilting I sewed all over the quilt.
I love wonky cross quilts so much! This is my third, and I think there's at least one more in my future.
I had to include one of Wombat on the quilt. He's so cuddly and loves to bask on any quilt he can find.
Details of the quilt are:
Size is 60" x 60"
Quilted by me on my Husqvarna
Best categories are Favourite Quilt Photographer (for Evie and Maya's lovely photos) and Favourite Throw Quilt.