Friday, 5 May 2017

Capital Quilters 12 x 12 Exhibition

I'm currently working on three mini quilts for our guild's upcoming 12 x 12 exhibition. It's not until 31 July - 13 August, but we need to hand our quilts in by 24 June.  I can't show you my quilts yet, but I certainly will post photos from the exhibition on my blog.

I've only previously made one 12 x 12 quilt, and that was for Aotearoa Quilters Yellow challenge.


When I look at it now I think it was very basic, but I guess we all have to start somewhere.

Here's two others that were in the same exhibition and they are fantastic:




I'm trying to be more adventurous with these new minis, and pack a lot into each one.  I was really inspired by these minis in the Aotearoa Quilters Green challenge in 2015:


Here are some of my favourites from this challenge (I don't have the maker's names sorry):





Our organising committee have come up with 12 different categories we can enter for the Capital Quilters 12 x 12 exhibition.  They are:

1. Pink
2. Flora & Fauna
3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
4. Round the World
5. Kiwiana
6. Through the Lens
7. Celebrations
8. Buildings
9. Friendship
10.Bedazzle
11.Childhood
12.Safety

Those categories give lots of scope for everyone to come up with something.  Some of us are just dreaming up an idea and then trying to find which category it fits in to. I can't wait to see all the different interpretations of the categories.








8 comments:

Sandi said...

I had to look up what Kiwiana meant being from the northern hemisphere. Looks like a interesting challenge!

Love that teacup especially the quilting on it.

margaret said...

it is amazing that so much can be done on a 12" square best of luck with yours and look forward to seeing them later

Kunzfrau said...

Wunderschöne kleine Quilts zeigst du uns. Und bei einigen ist das Quilting ein richtiges Kunstwerk!

Gruß Marion

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Looking forward to seeing your challenge quilt and some others you share with us too. Small challenges like this are fun and a great way to use your creative brain! I know you will do something fantastic Wendy because you do such lovely work in everything you do! Lots of categories to choose from this time. The green exhibit looked fun and interesting. We should do something like this at my quilt guild. Maybe I will pass this along to them and see what they think. Enjoy creating!

PaulaB quilts said...

There was some fantastic quilting in those entries you showed. I know you will produce some excellent entries this time. Good luck!

OPQuilt said...

I'm in love with your yellow/blue mini--I'd call it a success! I will be interested to see what you create for your entry, as you always have such great ideas, and great skills to transform the ideas into quilts.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

You are so right Wendy about how much can be packed into a mini. These are like works of art. So much inspiration.

anna said...

Good Luck to you, and I will be looking for the pics.