Monday, September 01, 2008
buda bunya pine quilt
my piece for the 'around the world in 20 quilts' challenge #1 'trees'. i described the inspiration and the composition and assembly process a couple of posts ago.
i was completely stumped by the conundrum of how to quilt this piece. i did lots of sketches, played with ideas and ended up throwing them away and just hopping into the quilting. i quilted where the spirit moved me and lo there was something much better than any of my sketches.
luckily the quilt had firm ideas so i let the piece dictate how it wanted to be quilted and just obediently pushed the quilt around under the free motion foot, kept refilling bobbins and changing thread as it ran out. the most surprising bits were the roots going into the pebble quilting and the outline quilting over the photos - i had no idea that was going to happen!
the next challenge theme is 'stellar' and i already have some ideas zooming around. it's not due until 30 november so i have plenty of time to do your solomon's temple quilt, mum :)