Monday, 18 April 2011

Rhythm and Blues Challenge Success

Darren standing proudly next to his award winning quilt


Darren entered the special category quilt challenge at the Uttoxeter Quilt Show this weekend. The theme was Rhythm & Blues and each entrant was given 3/4 metre of a brightly coloured fabric covered with musical instruments, which had to be incorporated in the quilt.

After much deliberation, Darren based his design on a double bass, one of his favourite instruments and frequently featured in rhythm and blues music. The unusual shaped quilt developed from the shape of the double bass. All of the triangles were foundation pieced, then the neck and other features were appliqued over the top.

This was Darren's second competition entry and only his third completed quilt. He was therefore very pleased to be awarded second place and would like to thank everyone who came up to congratulate him, especially those who said they thought he should have won!