Oguta: This year I am taking Elizabeth Barton’s masterclass. The theme for March was ‘lines’ and I made a small sample piece with a wavy black line between orange/red fabrics.
The final quilt for this theme was about 40″ long. At the same time one of my online groups had the theme ‘through’. So for the SAQA auction I combined these two themes. I dyed a black fabric combining 2 different blacks and looked into my stash for fitting orange and red fabrics. I am a dyer and have quite a nice big stash :-). Placed the orange and red fabric onto batting and backing fabric and quilted it.
Normally, I quilt before I add applique. Placed a curvy black line over the area where the orange and red met and pinned this down. My stash also produced a stamped yellow/orange piece of fabric out of which I cut the oval. Pinned this on the quilt in the best possible place and quilted first the oval on to the quilt followed by the black line. Squared this, added the facing, sleeve and label and that was it. I really like the result. Bold, striking and lively colors, all in one.
Wil Opio Oguta
The SAQA 2015 Benefit Auction begins Sept. 18th at 2 p.m. at saqa.com. See all the auction art works here.