Sunday, 24 June 2018

Vibrant Curiosities in QuiltNSW Exhibition 2018

My second entry in the QuiltNSW show also won a prize!  It was my Vibrant Curiosities quilt - English Paper Pieced and hand quilted - and it won second prize in the Pieced Quilt Large (Amateur) category.

This quilt is my own original design, made completely from 1"octagons and 1" squares.  I used Tula Pink fabrics for the blocks, and Kaffe Fassett on the border.

If you've been following my blog for a while, and think it looks familiar, that will be because I entered it in the New Zealand Quilt Symposium last year.  You can read all the details about it here

My prizes were:
$300 worth of fabric from Lloyd Curzon Textiles
$250 voucher for AccuQuilt Australia

Thank you very much to all the very generous sponsors of the show. I flew back to New Zealand with a fat quarter bundle, two jelly rolls and three AccuQuilt dies in my suitcase! It was just under the luggage allowance. 

I love how this close up photo shows the hand quilting sinking into the wool batting.  I used Aurifil 12wt on this quilt and am very pleased with the result.

I'm all enthused for next year's show now, and was thinking about what I will enter before I'd even left Sydney. Both of my winning quilts have been English Paper Pieced and hand quilted.  I think I should stick with what I know best.

Last year I won the Amateur Encouragement Award for my la passacaglia quilt:


and this year I won second place in my category.

I think it's time to finish my Ballet with Kaffe quilt designed by Willyne Hammerstein. 


Julie said...

Congratulations, this is a such a beautiful quilt. Can you exhibit it at the Auckland Festival?

Kiwiquilter said...

Congratulations, a worthy winner. It’s a beautiful quilt.

momto1 said...

Congratulations!! Well deserved, and such a beautiful quilt!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I have been English paper piecing a 12 cm block this evening. I did half. I am amazed how many quilts you make by hand. And they are all lovely!
Congratulations, both for the prizes and for getting all your goodies in your suitcase.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful quilt and looks so wonderful hanging there. You can't go wrong with something you know and love. I look forward to seeing more colorful creations.

Bambi Pearson said...

Congratulations Wendy! You do such beautiful work!

Michele Hill said...

Congratulations Wendy! I know Tim and Jim from Curzon fabrics would love to hear how happy you were with your prize! They are so generous with their sponsorship of shows and are really amazing supporters of the industry. You could email Tim at

Kris said...

Congratulations!! so pretty