Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Auckland Quiltmakers May Show

This weekend was our Auckland Quiltmakers Show and it was a really good show.
There was such a range of quilts from bright Kaffe Fassett  quilts to traditional softer coloured quillts and then the modern quilts with lots of white.
It really was a diverse Show and most of them were larger bed quilts - all so very inspirational.

I had entered three quilts - my Patchwork of the Crosses.

This is a close up of ht quilting - scallops up and over.
I asked Helen to quilt it in a taupe thread rather than a cream so it would show 
up more on the background and disappear more on the blocks. 
And I love what she achieved.

My 100 Modern Quilts Blocks from Tula Pink's book - the Sliding Scale layout.

 close up showing the quilting  - scattered spirals and than straight lines to the edges.

And a section of the left over block Quilt from Tula Pinks blocks. 
The first quilt only used 75 of the blocks so could make this one too.

This one I quilted by machine and by hand - machined on the diagonal through
all the blocks and chunky quilting with two strands of embroidery 
thread in a variety of colours on the plain white blocks and the borders.

So Helen Harford quilted the two big ones and I quilted the smaller 
one on the stand. She also quilted Gail Moore's version below.

A close up to show you Gail's circular quilt design.

Back soon with a new project - a Gail Pan design that we are going to kitset.

1 comment:

  1. Love your Patchwork of the Crosses, the quilting is also just lovely! Cant wait to see in real life. Jist gorgeous