Last year when Hoffman California Fabrics announced the fabrics for their annual design challenge, I knew right away I had to have them! They were an enticing selection of watery greens and blues, just begging to be sewn into something with a seaside theme. To top it all off, they were batiks; how could I possibly resist?
The prestigious Hoffman Challenge is an annual , long running event; you can read more about it at this link. This is the second time I have entered the challenge, the first being in 2015. My entry that time was also juried in as a finalist, and travelled around North American for the duration of 2016. It was a wonderful experience to be part of this show, and I was excited to try it again. Here are the fabrics to be used for the 100 year anniversary challenge:
Living on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, home of the
world’s highest tides, the title aphorism is well known. Even JFK knew it! The design is inspired by the watery blue batiks
of the challenge. The quilting is free hand, free motion (not marked) to
mimic the rise and fall of an uneven tide. Centre compass is 10-1/4”, quilt
perimeter is 129”.