Saturday, July 16, 2011

Part 3 TREE-mendous Quilt Show 2011

A peek around the corner from the Atrium showing more beautiful quilts and floral arrangements. 
A big thank you to Inge for her 'garden trimmings' (I kid you not! garden trimmings is what she calls the swathes of greenery and blooms bought along to brighten our quilt show, arranged with help from her daughter Betty.)

'Please No More Grapes'
"Bought the pattern at the "Quilting Bee" about 14 years ago.  Also paid to have it traced and sandwiched and started quilting at a great pace but really tired hen I got to the bunches of grapes.
Re-commenced this year.
Washed twice to get the many years of flotsam and jetsam from it.

'Hexicans in Japanese Prints'
"This is a hexagon design I copied from Jenny at Patchwork Angel and machine pieced it in Japanese Prints.
The quilt was machine quilted by Fiona the Quilting Fairy"

'Dresden Delight'
"I finally got around to making a Dresden Plate Design Quilt!
I chose my favourite colours of Blues and Greens in some very pretty fabrics.
The plates are needle turned and the quilting has been done by hand".

'Tiffany Owls'
very prettily displayed on our Lyn Ballinger quilt stand perpetual trophy! so how did you score that one Lainey??
"My niece rang to tell me that she was having another baby and that the new nursery was Tiffany blue and owls.  As I am her favourite quilting aunt she wanted to give me plenty of warning for the new baby quilt. 
What on earth is Tiffany blue??
I'd never heard of it either so onto the web and looked up Tiffany and Co in Ney York and found their website is a pretty aqua colour.  Hopefully this is what Meredith means by Tiffany blue, 'cos that is what she is going to get. 
P.S. I was given 7 months notice, I think I heard before the grandmother".

'Don't Bug Me'
"Cute and colourful.  Ideal Boys quilt.  Can you count how many bugs there are?

'Xmas Around the World'
"This quilt was made with my daughter Samantha for the wonderful man in her life whilst she was courting, he in Sydney and she on the Sunshine Coast.
She wanted to bring some Xmas Joy, in July to her darling man, and piecing the quilt made the whole household joyous.
It brought together the traditional design and the newer colour wash techniques.
The design comes from a colour wash class I did, with the famous Yan Pring in 1996 in the northern suburbs of Sydney.  This design, is taken from the book, Colourwash Quilts, by Yan Pring and published by Express Publications 1995
It has been machine pieced using the strip piecing technique used in Yan's book and machine stippled on an old Singer treadle sewing machine born in the 1930's.
There are 9 different Xmas theme fabrics rescued from a Xmas stast, and very fine cotton wadding has been used so the quilt can be used as a table throw as well as a wall hanging".
'Dr. Seuss Strikes Again'
"This is an Eye Spy quilt made for a child's bed.  I loved all of the Dr. Seuss books as did my children and when I saw the fabric I could not resist.
However all my children are too old for this quilt so it is for sale.
It has been machine pieced.
I had it machine quilted by Carmen Brown".

'Blue Harmony'
Machine pieced, appliqued centre panel.
The fabric for this quilt was given to me by my daughter-in-law as a birthday gift.
Professionally machine quilted"

'Friendship Quilt'
"Fabric given by friend Jayne.
Blocks by friends of the "Bossy Stitchers" group.
Made and machine quilted by me
Hand quilted by friend Gwen"

"I had a bundle of beautiful Japanese fabrics in my stash for awhile and not wanted to cut into them.
Val ran a workshop on tessellations and I suddenly had the inspiration for my lovely fabrics.

'Patchwork Coat'

"This coat was started at a workshop at the Craft Cottage.
The coat was eventually completed with the help of Sue 3 years later.
All my favourite colours are in the coat.

'All that Jazz'
"Having some left over 6" blocks from another project, I decided just to add some borders.
I love red, black and white.
The musical fabrics makies the piece look very unique.
Machine pieced
Quilted by Judy of Furball Farm"

'Cat Antics'
Photo courtesy of Janet
"What a relief being able to use up small scraps of materials and mini pieces, through a book called Cat Craft Collection by Better Homes and Gardens.
Using their designs and some of my own ideas was great fun.  The cats seemed to become life like with their own personalities and antics, which are much loved by the children".
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