Brilliant. What a beautiful show. Ok admittedly my last visit had been 4 years ago, two weeks after a c-section and my memory of that day it's clouded in paracetamol, but I heard so many people saying how good it was, so it's not just me.
Today I was fit and healthy; giddy at the sight of so many quilts and fabric.
Anyway, I've taken more than 100 photos, but before you groan in despair don't worry, I won't show them all at once...
Let's start with the show winner, shall we? I believe it comes from Japan, but I was too tight to buy the show guide so I don't have any more details than that. (shabby, I know)
Ok, quite eye-catching you might say... but wait till I get closer...
See those lines? No, not quilting lines.... seams. Oh yes baby this quilt is made of thousands of tiny tiny pieces. Check this out:
Tiny. small. pieces. perfectly joined.
The accuracy was amazing and the most incredible thing of all? It was completely hand quilted in the ditch, but you only know this if you look at the back.
You can close your mouths now. Shake your shoulder, take a deep breath and the feeling of inadequacy and failure will fade eventually. We're all human after all... although it seems that some more than most...
On to the rest then. What follows is just a small sample of what I liked and what caught my eye on the day. In this post I'll show you the more 'traditional' quilts.
The 'best in show' in this category went to this one
In my humble opinion the border was the nicest part
very dear-janeish, I thought.
I liked this Hawaiian quilt... makes me think of holidays. Even thought I've never been to Hawaii.
I would probably never make one of these, but they held a child-like fascination for me
hexagons; I'm developing an obsession, you'll see.
lots of borders, I like that.
more hexagons... get used to it..
and these were quilted with round circles making them look like flowers and completely erasing the shape of the hexagons. Mmmm, they jury is out on this one.
Brown. I was very into brown today too. Who knows why.
yes, our 6-sided friends again - must be the trend these days - this time interestingly fussy-cutted
see? clever and simple and the same time? or is it too clever, over-thought out?
Till next time...