Friday, 14 August 2015

World Quilt Show 2015

I am just so excited right now that I just want to listen to some happy music, really loudly, and then dance to my hearts content.
"The trouble with Magenta, hot or not" has been entered into the World Quilt Show and I have just heard that it has won 'Best in UK'. It is currently on display at the show in Manchester, New Hampshire, but will then go on to be on show in Pennsylvania, Palm Springs, CA and then at Pacific show. I am unfortunately not able to go to any of the shows. Here are a few photos of the quilt:

First sketch, using rulers and a add-a-quarter- wheel

Adding in feathered hearts
Deciding background fill

Decided too many marking lines required for central curved crosshatching

Marking with pen the curved crosshatch that I would like to keep 

Using Radiance fabric (Robert Kaufman), double layer of batting and plenty of ruler work, marking done with Bohin chalk pencil in white 

Stitching out feather spines with a ruler and feathers freehand over marked lines

Piano key border stitched out, now adding feathers

Adding the continuous curve grid work freehand in red thread

Starting filler work around the feathers 

Outline of feathers stitched in darker thread to create shading and contrast, background stitched in same colour as fabric 

Difficult to capture the true colour of the fabric on a photo

Marking lines for creating the curved crosshatching 

Background in aubergine colour Radiance, overstitched with red, lilac and pink threads, beaded trim hand stitched over piping, blue water erasable pen marks still visible 

Back of quilt before facing all stitched down

Centre of quilt
"The trouble with magenta, hot or not" 


  1. Thanks for sharing this Annelize, so interesting to see how you work. Congratulations on your awards and entry to this show.

  2. Thanks Rachel, wish I could be at the show :-)

  3. Hi, I just found your site from a pin on Pinterest. Greatly enjoyed your pictures of the Festival of Quilts. As I scrolled through your blog, I came upon the Trouble with Magenta quilt, I immediately remembered that I had seen it before. I was at the PIQF show in October and saw your beautiful quilt. I have a photo of it hanging with its blue ribbon next to it. If you would like a copy, please email me and I will send it over. BIDTL(at)Earthlink(dot)net
    So nice to see how it was created.