Sunday, April 14, 2013

Australian Quilt Convention Challenge 2013

The Australian Quilt Convention Challenge 2013 has the theme "Free".  My interpretation was the lovely Coreopsis flowers that grow wild where they aren't supposed to.  They are my favourite flowers, and I really loved making this piece.
You can see all the entries here.  For those of you going to the AQC in Melbourne, I hope you have a great time!

Here's a close up shot for you.  It is dye-painted, dyed, appliqued (just pinned down), free motion embroidered and quilted (first project done on the Sweet Sixteen).  A bit of fabric paint was used as well.  Bees wings are synthetic fabrics.   The background is one whole piece of fabric, dyed twice and bleached once.

8 comments:

Nola G said...

It is absolutely stunning. The blurred background with the flowers in sharp detail gives it a tremendous impression of depth. So many of the pictorial quilts you see are lacking in this area. I feel I could just reach out and pick one of those flowers. Beautiful work. Congratulations.

Cathy H said...

Hi Bernadine....looking forward to seeing your beautiful work while I am in Melbourne......

Joy V said...

Congratulations on your win. A beautiful piece.

margaret waters said...

Hello Bernadine
no words are possible to describe your beautiful, beautiful art work, congratulations

crazyquilter said...

I love the coreopsis flower.

If you can get them established in the garden they faithfully come back year after year and add that splash of yellow that is so nice in the garden.

Congratulations on the win. Your work is exquisite.

Linda Stokes said...

Congratulations Bernadine - obviously well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Bernardine - your quilt is absolutely beautiful .... zooming in on it my mind was blown away at the great attention to detail.

Your deserved the win .... congratulations!!

:-) :-) sue :-)

Joanne said...

A truly beautiful quilt; my favourite at the AQC this year. I've just been going over my personal photos for the day and they led me here. :)