Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fairholme Quilt Show 2010


I thought you would like to see some of the quilts from the show. This quilt features appliqued Australian wildflowers. The big red blooms are waratah - the state flower of NSW.



This quilt started with a printed panel which was then cut up and embellished with lots of enbroidery/quilting.


Tiny half inch hexagons appliqued. I think this is a design from Australian Patchwork & Quilting. I really liked the diamond pieced border.



Of all the quilts I saw, this is the one I most wanted to make. A simple design really but beautiful fabrics. I think this pattern is made with a layer cake and maybe a jelly roll.



This was one of two quilts in the same design. The other quilt had the colours reversed - blues on yellow. Foundation pieced and quite a dramatic design. Every point perfect!



Another pretty quilt featuring hexagons. I think this is also a design published in Australian Patchwork & Quilting.



This classic design was rendered in modern fabrics and looked much better than my photo. I really liked this quilt and would like to make it.



This is a such a simple design but the fabric combination/colour makes it something special.



I think this is the New Your Beauty pattern, rendered on this occasion in Japanese prints. It's a stunning design that seems to work no matter what style of fabric you use.



Another example of how a simple design is transformed by the judicious choice of fabrics and placement of colour.

So, congratulations to the Fairholme Quilters for a fantastic show. Visit their blog if you would like to see more.

Ann

20 comments:

  1. Very nice quilts Ann. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Lovely. I really like the last one and the blue stars type one three from the end.

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  3. Gorgeous quilts - I bet the show was terrific! Thanks for making it "come" to us :)

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  4. Oh my goodness Ann these quilts are absolutely stunning...especially the New Your Beauty Pattern...just beautiful, Dzintra♥x

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  5. beautiful quilts, thanks so much for sharing them with us
    Glad I just found your blog!
    Kathie

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  6. Wow, what gorgeous quilts! My fingers just itch when I go to a quilt show, but then I get depressed because my abilities might not be up to snuff. :)

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  7. What a diverse selection of quilts. Those first two look amazing, but like they took far more patience than I have. And I particularly like the blue and yellow quilt and the six-pointed star ones as well. The latter is likely going to end up on my "someday" list while the former not because I do not like paper piecing! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you for posting the pictures! Don't you just love all the styles and fabric choices? Love them all. I'm with you on the quilt I'd most likely want to make. Simple design, beautiful fabric and shows off the quilting too. Mary

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  9. Thanks for posting more of these quilts. All of them just fantastic. I really like the tiny hexagons on those two quilts. ( I don't think I will put them on my list just yet). I will go visit their blog. Thanks again for sharing.

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  10. Thanks for sharing. I love the variety. There are some that I can admire but don't think I'd ever enjoy making, and some that I would love to try myself. I agree that fabric choices can really transform a pattern from nice to Wow!
    -Joanne

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  11. The two applique quilts are wonderful. The floral one is my favorite of the two.

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  12. Stunning quilts! You must've come away feeling very inspired!

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  13. Wow, I love the variety of all these beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. They are just amazing!

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  14. Wonderful show you had;) It's interesting to see the different patchwork/quilting styles in each area of the world.
    Happy Quilting!!

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  15. Those are some amazin' quilts! This Ozark farm chick knows a good quilt when she sees it! I'm so glad I dropped in. WoW!!

    From the hills and hollers of the Ozark Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

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  16. Awesome quilts! I always feel amazed at a quilt show seeing all the perfect ones!!!
    Love looking though!
    Lola

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  17. Those are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Those 1/2 inch hexagons are great!

    Jennifer :)

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  18. What wonderful quilters Australia has! Those quilts are incredible! Wish I could see them in person! Thanks for sharing; I'm glad you got to go. ---"Love"

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  19. Oh My! Those are beautiful quilts. I think I favor the blue one that looked like it had been made from Jelly roll/cake fabric.
    Thanks for sharing.

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