Tuesday, 17 February 2009

I'm a Quilter!

Okay, the title may be a little bit premature, but, I have started my first ever quilt. And, it's an Art Quilt. I've recently joined our local Art Quilt group, Reddy Art Quilters. Just before joining the group decided on 2 themed quilts with a view to holding their first stand alone exhibition.

The first theme is 'Gayandah'. The Gayandah is the local shipwreck, formerly naval vessel. I've decided to use this photo, in conjunction with the supplied ones, as my inspiration.

I made my debut at a Naval Ball and was escorted by cadets from the T.S. Gayandah. This is what I have done so far. I have an idea of where I want to go but as its my first I'm prepared to be flexible.

We also have a monthly challenge. This month was swapping a found object and using that for inspiration.

I recieved the object in the forefront of the photo. It's the seed pod of one of our native trees (notice all the technical jargon) and some thread from Belgium. Ideas are already forming in my brain but that could be the champagne I've been sipping. We''ll see how this develops.


Maddie said...

Which deb are you?

Trish Goodfield said...

I'm the first girl on the right.