36 Oceania members of SAQA have made a 12″ x 12″ quilt for the online SAQA benefit auction so we’ve decided to do a blog hop that documents how each person went about the creation of their quilt.
The auction begins on September 16 and there are more than 430 quilts to bid for – many from very well known names. See all of the quilts and make a bid here.
My quilt, Circle Play, began with a few printing sessions where I was playing with a variety of circle images. I used my thermofax screens, hand cut stencils and block printing. My intention was to have a good range of co-ordinating fabric to make a large quilt. That is still my intention but hasn’t happened yet. As the SAQA auction was coming up I decided to start by making the 12″ x 12″ to trial some ideas.
I enjoy layering images in my surface design process, below is how I might begin.
Adding layers of print – the white circles are from 1 of my hand made print blocks – the rest is printed with thermofax screens.
Below: a collage of some of the printed pieces. The sizes vary up to about a fat quarter – I’m aiming for variety of scale, value, imagery while keeping consistency in colours and motif.
Once I had a good collection of prints I started designing and piecing some together – below: adding some raw edged pieces on top.
Apologies for the pic below being sideways – could not fix it. Adding machine quilting.
Below: the finished quilt: Circle Play with a faced binding added.