Hills Garden 40 x 40cms
I like to make small collections of my hand printed and dyed fabrics – some are experimental, some offcuts, some just precious pieces. It often takes a quite a long time before the collection becomes a ‘something’! The leaf prints in the quilt above, were done when we lived in Kalgoorlie and I later over dyed the fabric & added more leaves.
As I added other fabrics to the collection, I thought of the colours & patterns of the native plants in our garden – so this quilt gradually evolved.
I entered it into a juried quilt exhibition but was unsuccessful. However, I am quite pleased with the finished quilt. I’m not sure if I should keep trying for quilt exhibitions as I’ve not yet been accepted. It would be really helpful if they could provide some feedback but I know there are a lot of entries which make that too hard. At least I’ll have it for my open studio coming up soon.