Thursday, 19 January 2012

Blue Windmills

This is my "Blue Windmill" Quilt.  I made it for the 2012 Olympic Games.   It is going to be given as part of  "A Gift of a Quilt"  to a country taking part.   I signed up to do this in 2010 at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, it had to be completed for September 2011.   I had a busy year but managed to get it finished in time.   There are plans to exhibit all the 500 quilts at London this year.
I made it from blue shirts,  pillowcases and sheets and mixed with some new fabrics.  A lot of the fabric was recycled and some from the charity shops.  I was pleased how it turned out.

 I also used my little pincushion I made with the Hare drawing on it.  I stuffed it with some sheep wool I collected on the shore.   The quilt was packed and posted and arrived safely at its destination.
Where will it end up ?   I wonder.
I have another windmill quilt on the go,  using some of the beautiful Liberty prints.   When I find the time I will post some photographs.   It could be a while before it is finished, so they will be work in progress pictures.


ellie said...

Absolutely stunning !! What a lovely idea to give a quilt to each country ! I hope Sweden gets yours XXX Love the pin cushion too xxx

Barbra Joan said...

Milly, thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment..
When I came on here I see that your a quilter also ..
Me too. I work that in between watercolor, pencil art , and my art journals.. I wish the days were longer... LOL BJ