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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2010 , Mountain Magic

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Our entry for the the Bloggers Quilt Festival is our Springwood Community Quilt Show Raffle quilt. It's only been finished for a few weeks so this is it's first outing. Thanks to David Stott for this wonderful photo that will be the publicity photo for magazine articles and flyers.

Mountain Magic is a pictorial quilt depicting the Three Sisters Rock formation, the Blue Mountains' most well known and popular tourist attraction at Echo Point, Katoomba, Australia.
Here's a photo of its namesake.

The quilt was designed by Petal Davies, a local quilt and wearable art teacher, although assembly has been a group effort by members of the Show commitee. I think we've all learnt some clever tricks along the way.

There's a variety of materials and fabrics incorporated in the quilt. Some beautiful Jinny Beyer fabrics that were our prize for 1st place in the group category at the 2009 Sydney Quilt Show.
Furnishing fabrics were made into tree trunks. Those tree fern branches have wires in the spines so they can be manipulated into shape.

Layers of different shades of fine blue organza became the misty haze the Blue Mountains gets its name from.
Sunlight reflecting off the rocks was created with a gold ice cream wrappers.
Hospital grade plastic bags were used to construct the forest undergrowth.
Soon the quilt will begin it's tour to the many quilt shops throughout the Blue Mountains region so people can buy tickets for it's raffle at the 2011 Springwood Community Quilt Show held on the last weekend of April.

A super big Thank You to Amy for organising the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Make sure you visit some of the other amazing quilts and wonderful stories about them. All you need is a delicious devonshire tea and it's like being at the Springwood Community Quilt Show.



13 comments:

  1. I knew instantly from the small initial image that this was the Three Sisters and I've only visited once!
    Great quilt - thanks for sharing

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  2. Hi!What a wonderful quilt!Love the way you have used the different techniques. Looks great!

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  3. Wow, I love redrock landscape quilts. I'm from Moab where we have redrocks too and lots of John Wayne westerns were filmed here. Thanks for the close-ups, I'm amazed at all the dimensional work.

    Hope you can come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
    black/white/pink scrappy miniature

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  4. I have been lucky enough to see the real thing ... the quilt and it is even more stunning than the photos. I am a Leura (Blue Mountains) quilter and bushwalker and I just love it. Congratulations

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  5. Brilliant use of assorted items to make a wonderful quilt Good luck with the raffle.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt - such a lot of detail!!!

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  7. Hi Petal,
    I absolutely love "magic mountains" - the end result of lots of consultation & working together which followed such great design work is fantastic. You and your group are to be applauded and I hope one day to see this quilt with my own eyes. Well done indeed - you can hold your heads up high!

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