This was a Mystery Quilt done with SCQuilters back in 2003 I think. I can't remember who ran this one. It was really fun to do. The descriptions and instructions were very innovative and interesting.
This is the layout the designer had in mind. But altho I let it lay on the lounge-room floor for a week, it just didn't grow on me. Sorry about that designer.
Looks like my scanner has a problem too, there's a big line down the photo.
So I fiddled around with the layout and came up with this one. It reminded me of a coastal scene. We had recently been down the South Coast for a weekend.
I received it back from the quilter, the talented belinda Betts of Eucalypt Ridge Quilting, at the Bathurst Bun Fight 09, last saturday. Now I have to find the binding I had already made for it and put it on and ta-dah, it's finished.
I will just quckly tell you now the 'story' the quilt tells.
At the top we have the stars in the sky, (obviously) Below them is the deep waters and currents of the ocean as it travells past the continents. Then we have the coastal waters, (the hawiian print), with lots of sea creatures, lots of movement. Behind that is the inland water, scattered about but also teeming with life.
Then along the coast, spreading out into the land comes the complex blue/yellow/maroon whirly gig blocks which represent the diverse nature of the people that inhabit the land. All different yet all forming a unit of humanity, all connected in some way.
Further inland, around and nearby the people are the 'wheels of industry' (the whirly gigs of just maroon & yellow.
The border is the many tracks we take too amd from our coast/land in every direction.
I've got some photos of the quilting Belinda has done on the different sections of the scene but I'm not going to have time to upload them and describe them before I have to go to work today. She interpreted what I have just told you all with great skill and I want you too see what great work she does. But that will have to wait, I have run out of time. I must away to my grind-stone.