|Forest Fire 2|
This mini quilt is roughly 12 inches square and one of a series of 4. I had done a bit of try dyeing that I wanted to use and thought it would make a wonderful backdrop to a tree silhouette. The piece only uses 2 dyes, a scarlet and slate blue for the background and the same slate blue for the tree, border and binding. The tree is cut free form without a pattern and pieced with very thin bias insets of a quarter of an inch or less. I felt the border needed to be quite wide, and to echo the curves of the tree. I finished it off with an all over FMQ leaf design.
I really hope you go and look at all the other quilts on Amy's website and vote for your favourite. For the mini quilts, click here. To see my other entry and FMQ on a domestic machine, click here. For all the other categories, click here.
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Sunday, 18 May 2014
Two days ago I made the amazing discovery of a Bloggers' Quilt Festival run by Amy at Amy's Creative Side. There are quite a few categories and any blogger can enter up to 2 quilts in the competition. And the judges? That's you! I have entered 'Forest Fire 2' in the mini quilt category.