Friday, 19 October 2018

Star of the Sea

This post is well overdue, and the emotion has already subsided, but let's say we all gathered here to celebrate the winning of a pretty little award almost two weeks ago!

This is the happy winner:

Actually, this is the happy winner:

And together:

And now the full story. Each year, the participants of the Irish Patchwork Society AGM are invited to take part in in a challenge, where they usually are asked to bring a mini quilt on a particular theme. I took part last year, and the year before. The winner (determined by popular vote) receives the James Lawlor perpetual trophy - a clever and beautiful thing, which is a miniature statue of a quilting lady (bronze, I think) working away on a miniature quilt made by the previous year's winner, this one was made by Linda Cowley:

This year's theme was "Star" and I decided to make a star fish as I was working on my 3D samples and had just made another, little star fish. This one, though is THE star, very bright and unmissable attention-grabber...

... relaxing in the gently lapping waves of a warm sea...

Linking up to:
Off the Wall Friday at Creations by Nina-Marie
Freemotion Mavericks at Lizzy Leonard Vintage Sewing
Finished or not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
Show off Saturday at Sew Can She


  1. Such a beautiful mini! Love your star, you deserved winning the prize!

  2. Many congratulations on our win, what a thrill!

  3. Such a bright and happy star! Congratulations on winning the very appropriate trophy :)

  4. What a wonderful little quilt! I love the mosaic piecing and the quilting in the background. Kudos on your win.

  5. So beautiful. I fell in love with her. Gorgeous colors and the 3-D effect makes her pop. Love the water effect created by the gauzy fabric. You are the star!!!

  6. What a brilliant little star! Congratulations on winning!!

  7. Hello Olena,

    Such a vibrant starfish, and congratulations on your win! The gauzy waves are really effective.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Your starfish is this week's featured project!

    Love, Muv


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