Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My local area challenge

My local quilt group has an exhibition in early October 2012. One of our challenges is to make an A3 piece, on the theme "My Local Area". I've ummed an aahed over this for months and finally settled on piece based on my photos of the Great River Race, held on the Thames in September. My personal challenge for this year is to use more of my printed textiles from Morley in finished items. So here it is.

The colours are a bit faded in this photo, it is brighter than this in reality. Details:

Machine quilted with holographic thread for the water effects, which went through the machine more readily than I had anticipated.

I blogged about creating this fabric here.


  1. Completely fabulous! My idea still on paper not fabric..... and not yet finalised!

  2. As soon as I saw the photo I knew they were oars, and loved it, and it got better with each photo. Fab concept, and brilliantly executed!


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