Sunday, May 24, 2015

binding


It hasn't all been quilt shows and high teas around here.

Well actually, it has been.

So when the long arm quilter called to say this quilt was ready I couldn't get there quick enough to collect it.

Spent most of yesterday trialling fabrics for the binding before realising that just a neutral tone-on-tone would do the trick.

Oh, I'm sorry did I hear you say that looks awfully like the quilt back? Shouldn't I be showing you the quilt front?

Not just yet . . . 

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!