Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Day at the Quilt Show

Janine and I spent the whole day at the Show. We started with the traders. Janine is a lover of 1930's and brights, a lover of pink [ and raspberry] and I love the 1800 fabrics, darks and cheddar and greens. I didn't a lot time at the bead or scrapbook stalls, just enough time to buy a few glass beads, some bright blended thread and 1 fat quarter of Kaffe Fasset fabric for the Sue Spargo workshop I am doing next month. More on that next month.
I bought a quilt pattern at Threadbear for the Basket Quilt that Corliss has designed. It is very nice and can be seen on the shops' website. I also saw the beginnings of a new quilt and pattern by Di Ford due out in September. The centre is an applique and there are pieced blocks around the edge. It looks lovely. After wandering along and seeing all the stalls, bumping into many people we knew, we went into the quilts on show.

I think this was a challenge. They were all grouped together but they couldn't all be seen at the same time.
The same quilt pattern had been used by many people, so this was one of many. It was lovely to see what the difference colour could make to the one design.It was also amazing how each quilt changed by the placement of light and dark fabrics. This was my favourite one, after walking around the stands, this was the one I immediately came back too.

This quilt was lovely. I loved the colour, such a beautiful yellow. A simple design. Very nice.

This one was very fresh! The design - different. I liked it very much.

These 2 quilts were beautiful. This one was very bright which is so not me but very pleasing to the eye and I do like dark backgrounds.

The next one is me, I love brown fabric in quilts, don't know why, and those minature hexagons - Oh! the patience to make them. The centre was applique not a panel, like Broderie Perse, magnificent. Do you see a ribbon? No - well I thought it deserved one. They both deserved a ribbon.

We both has a wonderful day out. My legs were exhausted from all the walking around but we did get a seat on the train home. Not always guaranteed.


Janet said...

How wonderful that you could share some quilt photos with us. I loved them all. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the basket quilts being made up, what a pattern!

Sharmayne said...

Great quilts! I have my PIF gifts just about completed so could you email me with your address please (
Hugs Sharm