Monday, 19 September 2016

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Should I Stay or Should I Go - Autumn 2016

I have only just become aware that Amy from Amy's Creative Side runs a Bloggers' Quilt Festival, which is currently in its 8th year.  I have decided to enter into it this year and look forward to checking out all the other entries over the next couple of weeks.




My first entry is in the Original Designs Category and is Should I Stay or Should I Go, which was made in May this year as an entry into the Quilts UK theme category, Where The Heart Is.  I designed the Union Jack flag and the New Zealand flag as a representation that my heart lies in two countries.  If you want to know more about the process and final outcome then pop over to my post here.


The Union Jack was designed as a faithful rendition of the 3:5 ratio flag that is flown on land.  It was made using a variety of red and blues from my stash, with the white stripes being Kona Cotton White.


The New Zealand flag incorporates the Union Jack at a 1/4 scale along with 4 paper pieced outlined stars.  This was the first time I had made a paper piecing template and paper pieced something so small.  Luckily back in March New Zealand voted to keep this flag in their referendum so it is still current!


This currently hangs in my studio and I still love seeing it every day.  Let me know if you are going to enter so that I can pop over and visit. x

My second entry is in the Mini Quilt Category and you can see it here.

11 comments:

  1. I really love this quilt and what it represents to you. I'm glad you get to enjoy seeing it every day. :)

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  2. It's wonderful that you hang this quilt in your studio It's a wonderful quilt.

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  3. This turned out just magnificently!

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  4. I love both these quilts every time I see them.

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  5. I love the story behind this quilt. Taking on the New Zealand flag is not an easy task - well done!

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  6. Oh this is wonderful,,and I love when quilts have a story! Great Job, love it! I made a Union Jack quilt for a friend, I know how tricky it is,,can't imagine doing the smaller version.

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  7. Oh this is wonderful,,and I love when quilts have a story! Great Job, love it! I made a Union Jack quilt for a friend, I know how tricky it is,,can't imagine doing the smaller version.

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  8. Super quilts, and as I am a New Zealander, this is fantastic. Just as well we kept the older version!! I have an entry in the small quilt category, Walter's Compass.

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  9. A very clever quilt. I really like that you used scraps to make the flags. Beautifully done.

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  10. I always think quilts with a story have a special something. Clever and very original design and having seen it up close made beautifully.

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