Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Gelli Glory Win

The latest issue of the British Patchwork and Quilting magazine is out. It's Issue no. 262, November 2015. And it has the results of their New York 30th Anniversary competition Stars and Stripes published in full. That means I can now share the entire quilt with you too on this blog. The quilt is sized 30" square as per the requirements of the competition and as you already know I did win! And will be going to New York in the Spring of 2016. So super exciting and you can expect to hear and see much more about that.

For now I'll tell you that all the background fabrics were painted using a gelli plate and acrylic paints, as well as many, many stencils. I employed those fabrics in stripes to make the background which was then hand and machine quilted.  Then 33 stars were raw edge (using Bondaweb) appliquéd on. The stars were made out of plain fabrics and heavily hand embroidered and embellished. 30 of the stars are positioned in rows of 10 on the left hand side of the quilt to represent the 30 years the magazine has been in existence while the 3 stars randomly added to the right hand side represent the 3 decennia. They also form a nice balance for the row of stars.
The name Gelli Glory was inspired by the name Old Glory. This is the name  the American Stars and Stripes flag is sometimes also called.

This is a detail of the quilt in the magazine issue. Definitely a better picture than I managed to take originally. The weather hadn't been kind to us here in the Scottish Borders so I had to photograph it indoors which is never a good option and the light wasn't great at the time either.  I shall try and do better once the quilt returnes home but that won't be for quite some time. It will be exhibited at the British Quilt and Stitch Village show in Uttoxeter Racecourse in April 2016. 


Bea said...

Congratulations. It is beautiful...b

peggy gatto said...

Oh my, I am speechless!
Congratulations, it is glorious!!!!

anna said...

Wow! Absolutely wow! Mind boggling work! So on the DLP, you mention that it's a Journal 52 quilt?


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