Saturday, 15 September 2012

Quilts on display at Thorpe Hesley Village Show.

Today we visited Thorpe Hesley village show. The weather was glorious and the show was excellent , a lovely traditional English village show.

Lovely 'Baskets of Plenty'

A category for Victoria sandwich cakes

And amusing vegetable sculptures.

And lots of quilts - many had been made in my classes.

First prize for Kath's cat quilt!

I also loved this crocheted throw - made from school house blocks.

What a lovely day out!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Modern Quilts at the Festival of Quilts

When looking at the quilts I found myself attracted to what I consider to be modern quilts.

This one reminds me of a Gee's Bend quilt.

Love the improvisational piecing in this one.

This quilt almost looks as if it has been woven.

This close up shows the interesting use of raw edge appliqué.

I found this one fascinating. All those little strips!

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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Festival of quilts 2012

This summer has been a difficult one for me due to the deteriorating health of my mother. However I did manage a short visit to Festival of Quilts in Birmingham England. As usual the quilts were the highlight for me! I concentrated on the modern and scrappy quilts with piecing being my main focus.

Look at this gorgeous Hexie quilt!

Beautiful fussy cutting and use of stripes. The centre of each hexagon rosette is made up of tiny fussy cut triangles. A piecing triumph.
It is called hexagon revolution, made by Sarah Gill of Cambridge England. She used a lot of recycled fabrics, including socks.

What about this gorgeous pineapple quilt? It looks as if recycled shirts could be involved.
The quilt is called 5850 - is this the number of pieces I wonder? It was made by Jilly Meredith from Bridgend as a family gift.

More FOQ quilts to come soon!