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.