Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Capers in Wallum

I made this quilt a little while ago, and somehow forgot to blog about it! It was a finalist in the Australian Quilt Convention Challenge, "Flora and Fauna", and has been busy touring around Australia, New Zealand and a quick trip to Mexico. Phew, if only I got to travel half as much as my quilts!  It returned home to me and has now gone off to it's new home in Melbourne.  Anyway, to tell you a little more about it, I was inspired after we had a mass invasion of the Caper White butterflies. It was amazing, the air was literally filled with them in the thousands, and this came about due to a particularly wet winter in Western Queensland in 2015.  When I decided to feature them in a quilt, I decided that to fit the theme of Flora and Fauna I needed native flowers to accompany them, so I selected one of my favourites, the Wallum Goodenia, which grows in a local national park that has preserved some remnants of the wallum wetlands that used to cover large areas of the area where I live. The quilt is 90cm square in size, and I think I will miss it, but it has gone to a good home and will be very much loved by its new owner.

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