125cm x 90cm (49" x 35")
Machine pieced and quilted
This quilt is one of 40 chosen by The Quilters' Guild Inc.
(Australia) for inclusion in the "Colours of Australia"
book and national tour. The quilt and its colours represent the
brilliant blues found in Queensland boulder opals. The opal is
generally fragmented in the rocks so I was inspired to use some
creative Bargello variations to interpret and represent this.
Different sized stipple quilting adds further to this fragmentation.