Friday, July 12, 2013

2013 Quilt Show - Part 6

'Venetian Floor'
Created by Gwen
 Designed and made from a combination of photos taken of the floor of St. Marks, Venice.  Machine and hand pieced, Machine appliqued and machine and hand quilted.
I had a sleepless night or two working out how to tackle the border.....'Get some proper templates made..OK! got that.
Now to get the right fabric...Yes! That is exactly right.........Oh no!...Not enough...I'll wait while you try to get more.  Got it a week or two later.  Phew!
Now for the black and white check.  Sorry, No!,  Sorry, no!,   Sorry no!  Oh, at last I see some.  Horrible synthetic taffeta.  It will have to do even though I could hardly bear to touch it.  And it frayed almost away as I was using it (thus necessitating as much oversewing as quilting)'.
However, the worst was to come.
Even though I had, hopefully drawn it up to size it was quite a dyspeptic few days getting the corners in the right place.  Overall it looks the way I wanted it to.

a closer view of the pics Gwen based her amazing quilt on.

'Timothy's Quilt'
Created by Pat
Photo Courtesy of Lorraine
Timothy's Quilt American Cranston Prints used for single bed quilt. Hand pieced and hand quilted.  This quilt was made for my son Timothy (in 1983) who was three at the time and loved to rub or suck the corners of it as he went to sleep, hence the worn corners.  Polyester wadding used as this was all that was available in shops at the time.  Hand made by me

'Happy Days'
Created by Marcia
 This wall hanging reminds me of my happy days quilting with friends so named it happy days.
It is hand embroidered and machine pieced and quilted.It was designed by Bronwyn Hayes

'Indigo Shirt'
Created by Sheila
An original design.  These special fabrics are the result of an indigo dyeing workshop in Nambour, Qld. over 15 years ago.  Sleeve fabric is arashi shibori, where fabric is wrapped around a pole, secured with string, scrunched and dyed.
Back fabric was purchased in Beijing and crafted in northern China.  I like navy clothing!

'Deb's Garden'
Created by Debby

The quilt pattern is actually called 'Leanne's House' but there isn't one house in the pattern so I renamed it!  I changed some of the bigger blocks and I only used scrap pieces out of my scrap box.  My very favourite fabric is the border and I only just had enough to finish it.  If I had to make one more block I would have had to buy more fabric and I didn't want to do that.  It was a challenge finding enough pieces as it was.  This quilt hangs in prime position in my sewing room that I get to see every day.  This is special as I thoroughly enjoyed sewing the quilt. Pattern is 'Leanne's House' by Leanne Beasley.  Machine sewn, hand embroidered and hand quilted by Debby.

'Shifting Gears'
Created by Lyn
Photo Courtesy of Lorraine.
After seeing the pattern in a shop, was impressed with the way the fabrics fitted together, just like gear cogs.  Designed by Daphne Greig and Susan Purney of Patchwork Studio.  Used Give and Take applique.  Machine pieced and quilted.

'Piano Runner'
Created by Sheila
An original design.  I have collected the music fabric but was inspired to make a runner for my daughter's piano when I found the choir fabric.  She enjoys singing and has been in various choirs.  The music charms were a fun finish.
Note:  a combination of situations made this pic difficult, but the lovely fabrics deserved better, hence the collage with closer views of the fabrics, Sheila's runner is in the left of the collage.

'Window Gazing'
Created by Anne
Machine appliqued, pieced and quilted by me from a drawing I did looking out of my dining room window.

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