I am so excited to be able to finally show you this quilt - I finished it in June last year, so it has been a long year keeping it quiet. We went to a park a few weekends ago, and I took Breaking Storm for a wee photo shoot.
This quilt is made using the traditional Snail Trail block. As the name suggests, Breaking Storm is supposed to be reminiscent of a dark, stormy sky at the end of a storm, when the sun and blue sky is just peeking through the roiling clouds.
This is one of the biggest quilts I've made - it finishes at 72" x 96". It's quilted with a range of Aurifil threads - variegated grey Aurifil 40wt thread across the grey 'background', and blue and orange 50wt thread in the coloured sections. I'm really pleased with the texture I achieved on this quilt - I quilted air-currents and pebbles and square spirals in the grey areas, and straight lines in the coloured sections. I think the quilting complements the design quite well.
I haven't seen the magazine yet, but there is a profile on me in there (which I'm super excited about, but I'm also a bit nervous to see what they've written!) I will be stalking the newsagent on Thursday for sure!!
I'm off to have a coffee or seven - Quiltcon registration opened at 1am this morning here in Australia, so I'm trying to cope on about 4 hours sleep. It was totally worth waiting up though, I managed to get all the classes I wanted (and I'm thrilled that I'll get to meet all three of my biggest quilty inspirations - Angela Walters, Lisa Sipes and Krista Withers! Pinch me!) :o) I guess it's completely official that I'm going now (and I am ridiculously excited about it!! Will I get to meet you there?!?