Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What have I been up to?

I've been gone for a long while haven't I? Been to dubai and came back. Sewed a quilt for the challenge. And here it is!

The Elements

Here's my Quilt story:

When I saw the challenge fabrics, the first thing that came to my mind was earth and fire. My challenge was to present the two elements that the fabrics bring to me in a context that represented Reflections, the theme of the quilt challenge.

I decided that a convergence quilt would clearly illustrate how elements in our natural world can come together in a quilt. With inspiration from my daughter who loves the butterfly fabric, my quilt depicts the reflection from a window; of how fire, earth, nature, sky, wind and water come together.

This is my first attempt at doing a full on free style quilting. My previous attempts had been mainly with stitch in the ditch. My experience at the Dubai Quilt show became the inspiration and the push factor for the free style quilting. I also purchased a considerable amount of rainbow thread which helped bring emphasis and beauty of freehand quilting.

This is the first quilt I managed to finish in the past two years since my daughter was born, was well as the first one I finished with my Bernina Aurora 440QE.

Thus I dedicate this quilt to my beautiful daughter, may her life will always be filled with beautiful memories.

A special thank you to Nour for the picture.


Joy said...

Wow! That is fantastic!!! So creative! I'm very impressed!

Lucky you to go to the Dubai show. My friends from Jubail were there too, and Nora won two prizes :) Wish I could have been there. One year, Inshallah.



Denise (Nour) said...

Hi Siti! Glad to see you're blogging again - we have to keep a record of what we've been up, eh? So I'll encourage you and you can keep me accountable too, OK??!!
Bravo on the machine embroidery! I've heard that you are helping iron out (quilter pun intended) the techy stuff. Makes me want to go out and get that embroidery module soon! Take care!