Sunday, November 9, 2014

A visit with Australian fabric

I belong to a group called "Quilters Without Borders".  When we meet we study the quilting aesthetic of other countries.  Our initial two meetings dealt with Japan.  Our last meeting (and I suspect this next one coming) dealt with Australia.

We are invited to create something that relates to what we have studied and invited to bring it to the following meeting to share.  Well of course this meant that I just had to go and add to my stash with some wonderful Australian fabric.

After doing some studying with mirrors,

I cut up the fabric into 60 degree diamonds and came up with this.

This was based on an aboriginal story about seven sisters, hence the pattern.  The Australian fabric I used have depictions of  waterholes and footprints which I thought fit with the legend.  There were enough diamonds left over that I created this little table topper too.

Now I'm off to work on my Tangled Textiles piece.

Till the next time...
"Do or do not; there is no try"-- Yoda


dutchcomfort said...

Your quilting group sounds wonderful!

I love your Australian Seven Sisters and I love aboriginal fabrics!

Peg said...

What a wonderful and challenging idea. Love your stars

Chantal Thibodeau said...

I'm amazed. I had (and still have) this fabric in a bundle of arboriginal prints. I put is aside because I found it really ugly. But now that I see what you have done with it, I might "free" it from my kids stash.

What Comes Next? said...

sounds like a great group for you! I'm rather partial to the 7 sisters design, and yours is great!