Friday, 12 September 2008

More from the Quilt Show

Whilst I've got a free half hour I'll show you some more of the quilts that took my fancy or that were interesting. Here goes ... photos should be clickable for a better look.



Seeing as I have a current obsession with hexagons I had to snap this one. It was huge and very well sewn. It was long-arm quilted in such a way that it did not detract from the pattern. I think most hexagon quilts I have seen have been hand quilted.



I love log cabin and I love blue so this one was great in my book. I got talking to the lady who made this and she told me it is for a friend who has ovarian cancer. She also flipped it over to show us the back of the quilt.








More log cabins but completely different. Very subtle and quite beautiful. I think made for a Golden Wedding hence the double wedding ring blocks in the centre.





This was so lovely and the hand-quilting was fantastic. This is definitely one where the photo does not do it justice.




Gorgeous and very rich colours. Again beautiful hand-quilting.


As I'm running out of time I'll just show the rest of the photos. Sure you don't want me waffling on anyway - lol !!













I have a few more but have to dash. See you soon xx




21 comments:

loulee1 said...

Lovely Thank you for sharing.

Especially like the Japanese ladies.

santoshi said...

All the designs are excellent.

Karol-Ann said...

Aha! I may have an idea of what you're up to with those hexagons now :-)
The quilt with 'Hearth and Home' is, I believe, by Chris Marriage of Father's Heart (I'm pretty sure I've seen it hanging in her house!). And it's gorgeous!
Thanks for more great photos!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Love the hexagon quilt - I am going to send you a link to another hexagon quilt which is jaw dropping.

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing; they are beautiful and inspiring.

Mad about Craft said...

More really beautiful quilts!!

Rhondee said...

All the quilts are beautiful but I'm a big fan of the Log Cabin. Neat combo with the wedding ring center....Take care.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the amazing quilts!

meggie said...

Lovely quilts! Gom came to have a look, & LOVED the Japanese Ladies!

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for sharing...........

Dawn said...

Hi there. I'm a lurker, I'm afraid!! I've been following your blog for a few months after I fell upon it when I did a google search for the "Welsh Quilts" book. You are now in my favourites and I follow your quilting progress regularly. May I say I envy all the quilts you do. My usual hobby is cross stitching - My album:
http://www.auFeminin.com/album/mamaison3

but I've lately taken up patchworking. The trouble is, although I know the basic techniques, I just can't seem to choose the right fabrics!! So this is putting me off starting a big quilt. I keep buying books and mags for inspiration... and different fabrics!!
If I can introduce myself... I live in France, and have lived here for 18 years with my french husband and 3 daughters. I was born in South Wales, at Gorseinon, but then we moved up to Yorkshire - following the coalpit's road. My dad was a coalminer. They moved back to Gorseinon a few years ago and I have alot of family around the area - Cardiff, "The Bont" pontarddulais; Llanelli... My Mum does quite alot of patchworking - at the moment they're both helping with the renovation project in Dylan Thomas's house in Swansea.
Anyway, thanks for all these beautiful photos, I particularly like the "Hearth & Home" one, as I love all Country Style things.
Have you read the "Elm Creek Quilts" series of books by Jennifer Chiaverini?? It's a series of novels which I saw recommended in a french patchwork magazine by a canadien designer. They follow the lives of different quilters, telling the stories of their lives, the quilts they make, etc. They're very inspiring... but as I said to my husband, they make me want to quilt, but I can't put the books down so haven't got the time!!!
Keep up the good work - and thanks for all the links to other Quilters Blogs!!
Bye for now, Dawn

Catherine said...

Love the hexagon quilt! They're all pretty -- thanks for sharing.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I see some very beautiful ones. Thanks for showing.

Guðrún said...

These are all so special, thanks.

katelnorth said...

The last one you show, I saw at Sandown and took loads of photos of - what an amazing quilt (not that the others aren't nice, of course!)

SG said...

They are all so beautiful!

Tracey said...

Wonderfull quilts, love the hexagones, and japanese quilt.
Great stuff,
Thankyou for sharing

Julia said...

Ooooooo, gorgeous eye candy!!! Thanks for sharing all of this inspiration!!! Although, your quilts inspire me just as much as these! :~)

marion said...

what stupendous photographs, so clear, what a jaw dropper show that must have been

Dionne said...

Beautiful pictures! I love to see all the wonderful quilts at the shows.

FLO_rancher said...

Wow..very inspirationl..so happy I found your Blog..Keep on quiltin'..Sew Peacefully ..hugs FLO