Monday, July 31, 2006
Hah Nice Surprise!
I know I have posted a picture of Broccoli Sunset before but I had a pleasant surprise the first day of the Stitches and Craft Show- it won first prize in the Art Quilt category. I won a voucher for commercial fabric ( seeemed a rather odd prize) however they kindly allowed me to take white homespun- so lots of fabric for dyeing! Thank you Leutneggers!The best of show was a miniature quilt by Luixin Newman- which had the most delicate hand quilting and an amazing 1,600 leaves appliqued on it!!It was a lovely piece.
The show was fun- ran into lots of peope I knew- got to play with the Bernina dry felting attachment and the BSR foot- and challenged myself to find as many free machining designs as possible, whilst allowing people to have a go with the BSR foot- I came up with 48 during the show- but I am going to redo the samples so that they are more even ( 5" square) and I will be producing a spiral bound folio- which I will be selling. I should have it ready by the end of the week so watch this space and let me know if you would be interested in such a booklet. I am hoping to get the total up to 72 different free machining ideas.The bernina Dealers that were there will all be stocking it- they were very supportive of the whole idea and people kept coming by every couple of hours to see what new ones I had sewn up.