This is my second year entering a quilt for Festival of Quilts, held in Birmingham in August each year. There are many catagories you can enter. Last year I entered two quilts,
On the Edge of Destruction.
This year I entered one, into the Quilters Guild Challenge, the theme was ‘Free’.
I decided to base my quilt around ammonites that you can find in the cliffs and on the beaches of my home town, ammonites that free themselves from the cliffs.
After a lot of experimentation I decided to stencil fairly monochrome ammonites to my fabric, stitching around them and free motion stitching inbetween them.
I appliqued ammonites onto it, cut through it until i was happy with my composition. I used a long thin format to echo slices of rocks that fall from the cliffs. Unfortunatly i wont be bale to get to FoQ but if you do I hope you will hunt it out.
Slice, number 178, Quilters Guild Challenge