My SAQA Auction Quilt

Rags and Riches 12″ x 12″

Welcome to the Oceania Collection Blog Hop!
SAQA (studio Art Quilt Associates) has an auction of art quilts every year, and this year the Oceania members contributed 32 pieces to the collection. 
The Blog Hop goes ‘behind the scenes’ to reveal how many of these pieces came about.
A full list of participating artists is on the main SAQA Oceania blog HERE
My quilt for the SAQA auction 2013 (above) began as a fabric collage of dyed/printed scrap pieces. I don’t have a photo unfortunately, but it was about 8 x 20 inches, made up of raw edge strips of various fabrics all in purples and black. Below: with added machine stitch, couched threads and applique.

I cut and rearranged it to be slightly larger than 12 x 12″, then felt it needed some contrast in colour.

Adding the foiled gold squares lead me on to yet more applique, embellishment and machine stitching with gold metallic and other threads.
I used a gold shiva oil stick rubbed off torn masking tape to outline the vertical row of appliques left of centre. The edges were stitched with a satin stitch then finished off with a machined cord.
For more inspiration, visit Linda Robertus and Susie Cujes who have already shared their creations.
Coming up soon are Robin McGrath on 17th August and Kate Oszko on 19th August.
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