Colour Collision

Colour Collision

Each year Quilt NSW ( formerly known as the Quilters Guild of NSW) has a suitcase challenge where members are invited to submit mini quilts of 40 x 40cms (16 x 16 inches) in a set theme.  Some of you may remember that I made some quilts for the Mini Modern theme last year. To jog your memory you can pop over to the post about my  Trio of Quilts here. This year the set theme was Colour Collision. A chance to play with colour- yes please!! And the idea of "collision" immediately sparked ideas. Just like last year I got carried away on an inspiration wave and ended up making three quilts. I decided to continue the recipe of steel coloured linen combined with solids and a few patterns thrown in. The use of negative space features strongly too.  Oh and they have to have rhyming names too, coming up with titles is half the fun! I've made a few now and I like that they work as a series. The first quilt I made for this years challenge was Collision Vision- a sq

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Simply Moderne #2

Simply Moderne #2

The postie was whistling as he popped the new edition of  Simply Moderne  in my letter box. I saw him and went out to greet him. "Have a great day!" he called as he continued on his way. Ooohhh, a Simply Modern magazine!! Of course it would be a great day with all these pages full of quilty gorgeousness at my finger tips. When you get a new magazine do you read it methodically from the beginning? One page after another, and resist flipping through to the end in case you spoil any surprises? or do you skip straight to the projects? Are you curious about the product and book reviews? I often read articles about quilters first (  Hello Lorena). But in this case I raced straight to the article about the Sydney Quilt Show.   And was soon hollering and dancing a merry jig around my lounge room and singing  "Yippee Yay!! Oh Happy Day!!"  There was my  Blooming Doilies  taking up a whole page!! That's not all though - my  Un

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