Friday, 8 August 2014

A Day at the Festival of Quilts

8th August 2014

Had a brilliant day yesterday at the NEC.....

...had to pose beside my quilted play mat....


....front....


....we spent the next 2 hours wandering round admiring the most amazing quilts and wall hangings!

These were some of my favourites....


...circles are in organza on a hand dyes background....


......applique flowers and leaves...


....a miniature quilt, so beautiful....


....just amazing, the border is patchwork...







......these triangles were attached to threads and hanging free from the background....


......slashed fabrics in beautiful shades....







..... indigo fabrics feathers...



....a hand made book...


.....this was stunning! 


3D, each flame was machine stitched.....



....another using indigo fabrics, the background has been made up of lots of random sized pieces of fabric....


.....this free standing 'clock's all quilted and was the winner in the category....


.....this was a group entry, the doors on the pink hut opened.....


.... so much beautiful work. 

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At lunchtime we met up with Margo (from Australia) and Anne Griffiths(textile artist) and some people from Be Creative, my on line crafting group! 

A wonderful day.....

......off to Ikea today to hopefully buy some storage boxes for my loft space!