Friday, August 19, 2016

The 2017 raffle quilt has been revealed

Well, not the actual quilt but the design for the quilt.

We couldn't be more pleased! It's a beautiful hexagon sampler incorporating applique and clever piecing and the result is this wonderful pattern.

Here it is in another colour way.

The raffle quilt has been especially designed by our 2017 featured quilter Anne Sommerlad. 
It was great to hear her thoughts and ideas behind the pattern 

The design has been percolating in her mind for a while as a follow up to her popular quilt Hanazono.

The Springwood Quilt Show was the perfect excuse to bring her idea to life because Hanazono was  Quilt Show's 2009 Raffle Quilt. What a great way to pay homage to a past raffle quilt. 

Over the past few years we've made raffle quilts in bright dots, pretty 30's repro, civil war prints, blues and whites. For this quilt we've decided to use Japanese and oriental themed fabrics.

A mix of colours against pale background fabrics with a dark navy that will make the sashing pattern really pop!

The table was a flurry of activity as we swapped and chose fabrics for our blocks. It's great to do this as a group so there will be some uniformity with fabrics and to help each other with fabric selection. but there's always room for each quilter to add their own flair with their choices.

So we've got the design, picked our fabric and now we're ready to sew our blocks. 
The thing we don't have yet is a name. All suggestions are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. a name for the quilt I look at it and see all the different changes in it maybe Four Seasons or Forever Changing Seasons Regards Sally


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