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Friday, October 22, 2010

CRAFT AND QUILT FAIR #2

 Get ready for a feast for your eyes.
Yesterday's visit to the Craft and Quilt Fair ended with a visit to the quilt section where quilts were entered in various competitions.
The collection of quilts was magnificent.
Here are a few for you to marvel at.

Made with tiny hexies.

dazzling colours...

complicated New York style.

Then came the appliques and they were amazing!

Australian wild flowers




each flower made up of many pieces of material  - Bottlebrush


then embellished by stitching -  Banksia

Wattle

Waratah

Look at this clever idea -  a holiday memories quilt


It looks like a strip of film with holiday photos from all over the world.

Each photo is hand appliqued and  embellished with hand stitching.




Each of these rocks in the wall is individually hand appliqued.

The next was an  astrology quilt displaying all the signs of the Zodiac.



Virgo ?

Libra

Pisces

Aries?

Scorpio

and finally this was the Overall Champion quilt.

Absolutely stunning.


Completely hand appliqued


and HAND QUILTED !!!


I can only imagine how many years this took to complete.


I am in total awe of the talent that was displayed here today.


Hope you liked them too.
Cheers.


13 comments:

  1. Me too! What complicated and gorgeous quilts.

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  2. I hate the term Gobsmacked but it is the only word which summs up how I feel about these fantastic quilts. I cannot begin to imagine how anyone could possibly achieve one of these in one lifetime! Absolutely amazing - but then it took me 4 hours to manage one Tumbling block on my cushion cover and I calculated that to do a quilt would take me years at that rate!!!

    Jane

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  3. There is so much work gone into these, The filmstrip one is my favourite though.
    Thanks for sharing them
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  4. Those quilts are all amazing. Not surprisingly I like all the bright quilts, but the Australian quilts is incredible, and the idea of for the film strip quilt is completely inspired.

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  5. Oh my, going from one to the next, each time I was in awe and a new favourite - until the next photo.

    Love the film strip holiday idea. 2nd photo grabbed my eye straight away - but might make me spin at night if it was on the bed ☺

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  6. Overload.. What a feast for my eyes. I love them all, but aDORe the FILM one for some reason. What a fun show this must have been. Amazing collection.

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  7. Thank you Helsie for your thoughtful words on my recent post. I am feeling more positive with each new day.

    These quilts are quite amazing. Such work and dedication must go into their making. Wonderful!

    Jeanne
    xx

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  8. They really are truly awesome. Hard to believe actually.

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  9. I would love to find the pattern would anyone know how I can get one?
    Bonnie Schwindt bonnie12sc@gmail.com

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  11. How can I get a pattern for the film quilt? Ive had the idea for a long time but have never seen one before

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    1. Sorry I'm not able to help you there.

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