Saturday, 25 October 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014

Amy from Amy's Creative Side is once again hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. In 2013 I entered my favourite quilt, Cycle of Life, in the Art Quilt category. Now I have a new favourite, so I am entering this one, Fly Away!

Regular readers of this blog have seen it here recently, for I made it only a few months ago. It is inspired by a photo of my eldest son Hugo (11), taken at the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne in May 2014, by a photographer of WinkiPoP Media (you can see the original photo here).

This is the largest art quilt I have made so far - it measures 95 x 131 cm (37 x 51.5 inch). It was densely machine quilted on my small Janome, which was quite a struggle!

The image is made using raw-edge appliqué on a whole-cloth background. For a detailed account of how I made this quilt (including all the unpicking I had to do!) click here.

This is Hugo with the quilt:

He started doing gymnastics in 2009, when he was 6 years old. He is now training six times a week and this was the first year he was selected to represent Queensland at the national championships in the Under 12 age group (the youngest category). I'm so proud of him! Here is a video of his rings routine - the photo was taken at the dismount:

Do check out the other quilts in the Art Quilt category and don't forget to vote for your favourite in the first week of November!


Corinnea said...

What a great memory translated to fabric! Congrats to him. Beautiful quilt.

Megan Null said...

Love the quilt and its story. You should be proud both of this piece and your gymnast.

Shannon said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Your son looks like an outstanding athlete, and two thumbs up for the great stuck landing!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

amazing quilt! He will have that as a treasure long after he is no longer competing!