Above: made from the left over bits from another work in progress. I stiched them onto poly chiffon then heat-gunned from the back.
Below: The finished quilt 'Magic Carpet'. I first blogged this quite a while ago. I thought it was going to be a bag but decided it could be a wall piece but when I put on a backing and bound the edges I thought it needed more. I've now stitched on a lot of beads which has given it sparkle and more richness. I'm going submit it for the Quiltwest exhibtion in May - although they'll probably hate it! I'm also putting in my reject quilt from last years OZ Quilt exhibition. They say they will hang at least one from everyone, so we'll see what happens.
I'd be interested in any feedback on my new quilt. I'm not really sure whether I should carry on with quilting.
Below: a detail of 'Magic Carpet'
My package from Maggie Grey's givaway arrived yesterday. It was a lovely surprise and included one of Maggie's sample pieces, lutradur, romeo some hand-dyed cottons and silk, yarn and other fabrics all in colours I will enjoy using.
The drought has finally broken in Perth - a very bad storm yesterday evening with huge hail stones, lots of wind and rain which caused a lot of damage but we were lucky and just got the much needed rain - although we were without power for several hours. Others won't have power for several days apparently. Daughter Kathleen has some broken windows and damaged cars. I thought the storm would clear the air but it's still warm and muggy.