On two earlier posts here and here I mentioned my entry in this year's Trend Tex Challenge through The Canadian Quilter's Association . This is a yearly fundraiser, with all quilts donated and auctioned off to raise money for the organization. I've participated every year since I was a member and I do like feeling that I am contributing. Since pictures of all the entries are now posted on the CQA website, I can show my finished piece here. The theme for this challenge was Sunshine and Vines, and we were each supplied with 5 FQ of batiks.
here; it's always fun to see how each interprets the theme.
I chose to depict a simple vine circling the sun. The elements are all raw edge, with free motion machine embroidery worked to show detail.
I backed it with a coordinating yellow and blue batik from my stash.
In natural light, the quilting shows up a bit better; you can see the feathered wreath in the sun. The grapes have not been trapuntoed; the relief is achieved simply from using Legacy wool batting.
The quilting was done using 100 weight Invisifil, the stitching was worked with a variety of rayon and cotton threads.
The pattern on the sun looks almost like an EKG, worked in orange Sulky.