Monday, June 6, 2016

And the winners of the 2016 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge are ....

Animation by Casandra Infanzon

Casandraonline! for her very sweet animation depicting her world in stitches, The Floating World.

"Ever since I first found out about this challenge 3 years ago, it's been an important tradition for me. It came at a time in my life when I was struggling to feel like I could express myself through creativity (something I've always loved). I had a new baby and was honestly overwhelmed by motherhood. But I found this challenge and I felt so happy again! I also felt very inspired by the Umbrella Prints company, their story and aesthetic." Casandra.

Animation by Casandra Infanzon

And Knotted Cotton's - Six Coffees and a Tea quilt!
Unanimously chosen by Soule Mama & Petal Plum (Thank you for helping us choose ladies xx)
Knotted Cotton's - Six Coffees and a Tea quilt
Here is what the lovely Soule Mama had to say about Catherines quilt,  

"I love that her inspiration truly came with the arrival of the scrap pack as she saw her much-loved coffeepot collection reflected in the prints. The use of vintage and repurposed materials in the rest of her quilt certainly fits with the theme of using what you have, and the combination of piecing, applique and stitching makes it such an interesting visual. Vintage, but modern, and oh so pretty to look at. It's wonderful. Well done!" Amanda

Congratulations to everyone who entered this year - we are truly impressed and think two other particular works deserve to be mentioned ... Amanda Paino's collage


And Simone Symonds quilt 'Organic Bias'

And last but not least congratulations to Deborah Gunthorpe for being an outstanding supporter of the 2016 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge and all its entrants efforts, winning our very delicious Audience prize. 


  1. Oh, such lovely choices! These are truly amazing! Thanks for running such an inspiring contest, it was so fun and wonderful to be amongst such creative forces!

  2. Such a fantastic competition, and thoroughly deserved winners! I so enjoyed looking at all the entries on Pinterest. Thank you for choosing me as the audience winner - I am very excited!

  3. Congratulations! Beautiful entries from the winners!!

  4. Congratulations to all the winners! I fell in love with Catherine's quilt the second I saw it. The composition, fabrics and overall look is fabulous. Also love the collage on black...stunning. Many thanks to Amy and Carly for getting us organized again this year. See you in 2017! xo

  5. Thanks Amy and Carly, I had much fun creating with your fabrics/patterns/colours xx

  6. Hey I would like to purchase Umbrella and bugaboo stroller for my kid.......