Thursday, 27 August 2015

Festival of Quilts highlights: Part 1

It was the Festival of Quilts a couple of weeks ago and I thought I would show you my highlights of the show, obviously this is what caught my eye and they may not be 'Winners' at the show but I liked them.
So lets start with the miniatures...

Adore the colour combination on this Miniature Quilt.

This really appealed to me, was really impressed by the level of detail.

I think this would have been a potential winner, it was made by Phillipa Naylor who has won in the past but this quilt was too large for the 'miniature' category.  Again, fantastic delicate detailing. 

Love this for its level of accuracy

I liked this for its originality and again for its outstanding accuracy on such a small piece of work!

Every time I see the miniature Quilts I think 'How did they manage to do that?'

So, miniatures always impress me but I'm a traditional girl at heart and my favourite Quilt - and also voted the best Quilt by visitors to the Festival - was called 'Stonefield' and was made by 2 people.  If you type in 'Stonefield' you'll get lots of links concerning this Quilt, ironically, I saw the kit for the Quilt -retailing at £110 ish and that's not including fabric- on a Dutch stand Petra Pins and I had holidayed a few miles away from them this Summer! I was very tempted by to make it, however common sense got in the way and I decided that once I finish my other 2 pieces of WIP's then I may make it or a
Quilt like it.

I loved the individual blocks on this Quilt .....

The 'Stonefield' Quilt really reminded me of an old traditional Quilt that I saw on the Quilter's Guild stand and I thought it was rather lovely..........

it was made in 1872 by children in an infant school where needlework was part of their education and also reinforced their learning with regard to 'morality'.  How times have changed.

Hope you like these Quilts, if not there's more to come....

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