Since many of you wanted to see "Feathers and Boas" close up I thought I could assist that two ways.
First of all, I have TWO copies of Australian Quilters Companion to give as a gift to two quilterie readers.
For those of you not familiar with this magazine, it is arguably the best Australian quilt magazine available. There are always 10 projects and the production quality is excellent. Every issue comes with a bonus DVD. QC 53 comes with a DVD teaching Zentangle inspired quilting.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment stating what sort of quilts would encourage you to buy a magazine. eg applique, scrap, modern, reproduction etc. Entry is open worldwide but comments that have no contact details will not be in the draw. So check if you are a "no-reply" blogger first. If you have no blog, leave a comment with an email address so I can contact you for a mailing address.
Here are some pictures of my quilt "Feathers and Boas". My favourite parts are:
All the crazy little twisted curves in this feather were so much fun to applique I did them twice! I really enjoyed first appliqueing the Pom Pom de Paris on to the red and then appliqueing it onto the background. It was so mindless I could do it in front of the telly. I like the effect. I hope you do too.
My next favourite bit is the piecing of the squares. At this point, I felt my quilt top would have made a lovely picnic tablecloth. The soft romantic French General range was such a pleasure to work with.
Then came the border. I just love the effect, but I warn that it is not for the faint hearted:
You can see Adri's marvellous long arm quilting. If you want to see the whole quilt, have a look over here.
Competition closes 31st January, 2012 AEDST 9pm.