Saturday, 21 August 2010

Festival of Quilts part one and Three finishes!

I didn't take as many pictures at the festival this year, but I've still split them into two showings.
There were several which noted not only the Great war, but also more recent conflicts.
Sadly the full size image of this red one was blurred, there was silvery writing printed onto the fabric, the poem 'In Flanders Fields'.
My brother said his camera wouldn't work on quilts. He did approve of these two though.
There were also quite a few quilts depicting a place very close to my own heart. I didn't need my program to know that this one is all about New Zealand.
The quilt creations section was amazing. Look at this chest/shrine entitled 'Love Conquers All'.
And a cake stand! They looked good enough to eat. There's Jenny's elbow too, with her Brother Bag.
And look at Dirty Bertie the Pangolin. The Judges comments said that they all wanted to take him home. Of course he won a prize. As always I was drawn to the scrappy style of quilts. This one caught my eye. It is quilted with concentric circles.
And this Paisley beauty gave me an idea, I know someone who loves paisley.
More tugging at my heart strings, this symbol depicts friendship to Kiwis. All of the fabrics were kiwiana.
This lil' guy is amazing, I love him. The photo really doesn't do it justice, all those greens and those big eyes peeping out of the water.
Needless to say, he won a prize. Second I think.
I do have a few more images from the festival, I'll show those tomorrow.
As I planned, I spread out the shirty layers after lunch yesterday and realised I had made a miscalculation! The batting I had pieced together was just too small. I had measured the short edge of the quilt twice! Doh! So I got on with something else instead, well three somethings actually. First up, the piece I did last! I actually finished it while we were on Skype with Lee and the girls in NZ at about 10.30 last night! It's a Schnibble pattern (Not out of my new book) Called Madeline. The fabric is the Lumiere de Noel charm packs I bought at the festival.
I think I'm going to call it Madeline's Hat. The very centre piece of fabric is a Toille with the image of a woman's hat on it! Today I'll layer and finish it. I was hoping it would be a little redder and more christmassey.
In the afternoon I started and completed two of these little quilts. The other one has this background fabric for the star and the star fabric..............
They were very quick to make, four lines of quilting and bound while I watched a back episode of Stargate. See, they were done and in place before 4pm! One for each side of the bed. The fabrics I used were some of those curtain samples Mum acquired for me. I knew I'd find uses for some of it.
I'm off to do the grocery shopping, then I can play. :-)


orchidlover said...

Thanks for the show as I can't get to Birmingham this year.

I love the Schnibbles quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Janice said...

Fabulous quilts. Aren't there just some amazingly creative people out there. I love your little finishes. I take it the knitting has gone on the back burner.

Miss 376 said...

What a productive day you had and what a fabulous display of quilts. There are some amazingly talented people out there

Kris said...

I am so impressed with your finishes! Nice work!

Annabelle said...

My hubby has fallen in love with you (motorbikes and where you like) he is not at all impressed with the crafts - but I am! PS Can he come and stay?

Ali Honey said...

Lovelty. How come all the Kiwi items?

Jenny said...

He he,I'm a Stargate with Quilting fan too! My family keep buying me the DVDs for Christmas and birthdays and I'm up to series 3 so far! I didn't see those Great War quilts at all, must have been daydreaming when we walked past those. That's what happens when you don't get a programme. The one with the poppies is amazing.

QuiltSue said...

Love the Schnibble, it's so pretty. The quilts you showed were interesting, and I thought the poppy one was clever, but the paisley one really caught my eye. Now I'll look forward to the next episode.