|Firelight ©2015 Linda Steele|
I had three weeks off from minding my grand-daughter in the last school holidays and I mostly made it then. I might have started it a bit before that.
I am not sure when I had the idea to make it but I did enjoy making the small version in my Seasons Crazy Quilt (that quilt is still not finished!). I blogged about that block last month on the 13th October, in my post called Fire Block.
Here is a photo of the little block as a reminder.
Here is a close up photo of the quilt.
I entered this quilt in the AQIPP (Australian Quilts in Public Places) exhibition; the theme was Fire and Light. I was thrilled to be accepted because it is quite a prestigious exhibition.
I went to the official opening and was amazed at the beautiful display of quilts with so many different ideas and techniques. The quilts are professionally displayed in an art gallery style. My quilt looked much smaller than it did at home and I wish that I had made it twice the size. Although I didn't win a prize I was still proud to be among such a high standard of art quilts.
The exhibition is on at the Box Hill Town Hall Art Space, Maroondah Hwy, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. Entry is free and it is on display until Dec 22nd. Click on the link above for the opening times.
You couldn't take any photos at the opening because they have produced a beautiful hard cover book of all the quilts. I will try and go back before the exhibition closes and see if I can take some photos then.
Bye for now,