Monday, July 13, 2015

It's Over, done and dusted, missing it already...

...yep really, it was a fantastic quilt exhibition, masses of wonderful quilts to drool over or be inspired by.  Great excitement and camaraderie between all the volunteers, especially those who came in every day of the show.  The pride in raising heaps of $$$s for Najidah with our quilt raffles, we sold heaps of lovely goodies, lots of $$$'s floating back to creators to buy - you guessed it, more fabric!!

After the hours of planning and setting up the show it was amazing to watch it come down so quickly, thanks to the unstinting help of so many volunteers, particularly the wonderful menfolk who pitched in to move all those heavy tables, plinths, chairs and re-setting up of the Cottage.
A very big thank you to Nathan, Geoff, Ross, Lionel, John and Paul for your unstinting hard work.
A few more pics of the big un-doing, Kim came to say good-bye, Michelle, Di and Sandy chewing the fat, Paul and Pat getting the floor covers ready for quilts, Janice (just a peek), Lorraine and Marcia packing up the sales room, Gwen, lining up to check out her quilts and then off home for a nice refreshing cuppa.
And now, on to the big event, will try for a post a day.
No particular order, just the way I meandered through the Cottage.

First quilt from the 2015 Quilt Show and Sale is from that amazing youngster, Bailey with her vibrant 1st quilt.

'Teddy Bears'
"I made this quilt because I needed a blanket for my bears.  I chose the colours because they looked pretty".
Pieced and quilted by Bailey, aged 8.

Wendy (Bailey's Gran)
'Wendy's House'
A group of us decided to do this same quilt.  It is interesting to see how the different colour choices and fabrics make for very different quilts.  
The pattern is 'Leanne's House' by Leanne Beasley.
I hand embroidered and machine pieced and quilted the quilt.

'Affordable Faberge'                                                                              
"I love using Jinny Beyer's fabrics and this kit caught my eye because of the beautiful jewel fabrics.  It was quite challenging to make and there was a lot of unpicking involved.
I machine pieced the quilt and it was machine quilted by Judy of Furball Farm Quilting.

'May Flowers'
"At our last Quilt Show in 2013 several members had made quilts in this design by Joanne Ridley from the book 'Jelly Roll Inspirations' by Pam and Nicky Lintott, I liked the simple design and the combination of machine sewing and hand applique.  I originally intended to make only a single size bed but decided to expand it to cover the bed in our guest room.  It came together very quickly and it was finished off beautifully by the Quilting Fairy, Fiona.  Visitors have commented that it looks very Irish but I just love the colours".

'Pink for Girls 1'
"This quilt was made with one of my granddaughters in mind".
The quilt was machine pieced and quilted by me.

'Gingham Girls'
 "I received the pattern and kit for this quilt as a gift.  It took a couple of years to complete.  I laid out all the fabrics for all the blocks initially to ensure the flow of colours was correct.  All pieces were then carefully labelled and stored until the embroidery was completed.
The pattern is a Bronwyn Hayes (Red Brolly) design.
The quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted by me.

'Find the Nine Patch'
"The Buderim Craft Cottage held a workshop on the Disappearing Nine Patch.  This is my version".
The quilt was machine pieced and quilted by me.

Marie V.
'Owls in the Middle'
"Since learning to do 'quilt as you go', I have been addicted to making small 'I Spy' baby quilts for my great grandchildren and other friends' children.  It is great for using up all your scraps.  The projects were inspired by a fat quarter of owl fabric and the pattern depended on the size of the scrap fabric.  The quilting on this quilt is done on the machine."

'A Ribbon Pathway'
This quilt is from an Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine inspired by a quilt made by Roslyn Cooper (originally from the book 'Rotary Roundup' by Judy Hopkins and Nancy Martin) for the 2000 Paralympics fundraiser.
Churn dash blocks set on point, all cotton fabrics (including some Liberty)
Machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Esther Strelen.

'Autumn Leaves'
"Autumn Leaves was adapted from a design by Jane Grove which appeared in a copy of the Machine Embroidery Magazine and made by a novice quilter!
It was machine pieced but I haven't quite got around to the quilting!"

'Pleasures Hidden'
"I loved these colours together.  I machine pieced them but the quilt was professionally quilted.  The quilt was made in 1998 but around that time I bought a king size bed and as this fits a queen size bed it has been in the cupboard and never used."

Lorraine I.
'Mummy Loves Pink'
"I make an 'I Spy' quilt for most of the babies in my family and it was whilst I was making for the newest member that I realised that I had made exactly the same quilt for her older brother just 3 years earlier.  Put the 'I Spy' fabric away and had to think of something else.  I found these teeny tiny little alphabet pictures that were not too American and got to work with pencil and paper.
Mum, Jodi, really is a very girlie girl and truly loves the colour pink, so as the new baby was going to be a girl then pink it is to be.
Hunted every quilt shop on the coast and there are fat quarters bought from all the shops to make this up.  I tried to enlarge the little alphabet pictures with borders and links of white to tone down all that bright pink!
The new baby will have it for her baptism soon.
The quilt is my design and I machine pieced and quilted it."

'Bush Tucker'

'Throw of the Dice'
"I wanted to try something different but also wanted to use just solid colour fabric.  Using a 'Drunkard's Path' template I cut several pieces of various colours and came up with squares and circles.  It looked pretty plain but I had seen quilting done in straight lines and very close together change the look of fabric.
I placed the one dot, dice-like squares on an angle on grey fabric and just started quilting using my domestic Janome and walking foot.  Using threads of various weight and type, polyester, cotton, silk and choosing colours that blended with the dice, the grey fabric took on a rainbow effect, front and back.  I have seen this type of quilting described as 'matchstick quilting." 

White wholecloth quilt - Hand embroidered
a closer view of the center design
"This was a request from my grandson and his lady friend.  I nearly said 'I only make wedding quilts' but just said 'of course I will"
A 'whole cloth' quilt which I hand quilted.

'I call it Holly Hobby'

'Summer in the Park'
"I saw this quilt on 'YouTube' from Missouri Star Quilts and as I had this lovely Jelly Roll thought it suited the title 'Summer'.  Machine pieced and quilted by me.

'Animal Farm'
 "I made this quilt for my granddaughter's fourth birthday.  Most of the animals are from Kellie Wulfohn's 'Animal Alphabet'.  The remainder are from colouring books.  The quilt is hand and machine pieced and hand and machine quilted.

My husband requested a quilt for our bed.  I had made quilts for every member of the family (12) but never one for our bed until now.
I machine pieced the quilt and the machine quilting was done by Fiona, the Quilting Fairy.

'Jelly Roll Joy'
A quilt and cushion
"This quilt was made from 2 Jelly Rolls plus borders.  It was my first attempt to use Jelly Rolls.  We had a workshop at the Cottage and the Jelly Roll design was offered by the Sewing Basket.  The border fabric was from the Patchwork Angel.
I machine pieced the quilt and the Quilting Fairy did the quilting.
The cushion has a Sashiko embroidery center with borders to match my Jelly Roll quilt.  I hand embroidered and then machine quilted the cushion"

'Celtic Puzzles'
"The pink fabric I purchased many years ago and I have always wanted to do these designs.  So I put them together and I am happy with the results.
The blocks are micro stipple quilted with different designs on sashing and border.
The pattern is taken from a book written by Philomena Wiechel which was published in 1980.
Machine pieced and machine quilted on a domestic machine by me."

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