Sunday, May 3, 2015

eastwood

I really liked this Orange Peel quilt.

Yes, I could have been sewing today but I wasn't. Instead I went to the 2015 Eastwood Quilters Show at the heritage listed Brush Farm House.

There's nothing like rooms full of bright coloured quilts to chase away the gloom of a grey, rainy day.

Apologies in advance - my photos are rubbish. partly because the lighting wasn't too good and partly because I don't know how to operate the camera on the iPhone all that well.

Suffice to say that the quilts all look a lot darker than they were in real life.

Winning First in Show this year was the very talented Kay Murray with her quilt Meg's Garden.

Reproduced with the kind permission of Kay Murray
Kay is also a long arm quilter and not surprisingly, many of the quilts she had quilted for others also won prizes.

Another quilt that had me gushing was a lovely blue, cream, tan and brown quilt made my Annette Walker.  Here's Annette with her quilt.



The colours were a lot softer than you see here. The quilt was hand-pieced and appliqu├ęd then quilted by Kay. Design by Lynne Alchin.


The quilt above was made from all Civil War Reproduction fabrics. 



This is A Star A Day and there were several variations. It was a special project by the Eastwood Quilters. It seems that few actually made the 365 hand pieced stars with the average around 195-200. Nothing to be ashamed of as they were all wonderful quilts. Each one finished differently and with its own character.

This quilt was from a pattern by Material Obsession and despite being rather challenging (the quilt-maker's remarks) it turned out really well I thought.

That's it for quilt shows. I need to knuckle down and get some sewing of my own done!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilts, all of them! I love the Baptist fan quilting on A Star a Day flowing from star to star, and the unusual use of stripes in the sashings of the Civil War Stars quilt is very effective; I really like that! Thanks for sharing! ---"Love"

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  2. I've tried this three times now, Google is messing with me this morning!

    How lovely to have such a distraction on a rainy day! The quilts are just amazing! Quilt shows always leave me both inspired and discouraged. Inspired to try new things and work at getting better, discouraged because I think I will never do anything as nice!

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  3. All of the quilts are gorgeous and such nice quilting! Thanks for sharing your photos with us! Hope you get to work on your own sewing today!

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  4. Those are some awesome quilts! I love the "star a day" quilt!

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  5. How lovely to wander around drinking in all those lovely quilts. They are all incredible....so much detail in every one. I have taken a liking to the star a day quilt. Hope you have a lovely week, Ann, with perhaps a li'l time to enjoy a li'l stitching.

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  6. That a star a day is just lovely! So lucky you were to be able to go see such beautiful quilts.

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  7. All lovely quilts! Sounds like a fun way to spend a gray rainy day to me as well.

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