Friday, 19 September 2014

eye candy from two quilt shows

I am just going to share one more quilt with you from the festival of quilts that was made by my dear friend Cheryl who not only is a quilter but also has a degree in theatre costume design and makes wonderful wedding dresses.  Cheryl has just completed her city & guilds in patchwork and is about to start the diploma course at Missenden , her tutor is Barbara Weeks.   Her inspiration came from the Virginia Creeper that grows in her garden.  All the fabric was dyed by Cheryl


  Now onto Harrogate quilt show,   this is the winner of the pieced section and also won the award as favourite of one of the judges and a merit from the judges.   I am privileged to also know the lady who made this.  Liz is a member of the Yorkshire Modern Quilters Guild that I also belong to and this quilt was made to celebrate the tour de France that started here in Yorkshire


   here are a few more of my favourites from the show











Hope you enjoyed these.   The next blog with a bit of luck will have my largest quilt to date on, have just finished hand quilting it and now have the binding to do then into the washer with it, fingers crossed all will be well!

29 comments:

tubakk said...

Thank you, real eye candy that is.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I must say I do get rather inspired by the more contempory hilts, saying that the hours and hours that's poured into them is amazing :) xxx

deanna7trees said...

a nice variety. love those trees.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Lots of great quilts! I really need to get to a quilt show sometime in the next year. So inspiring. Good luck with finishing your quilt. Can't wait to see it.

Raewyn said...

It is always great to see pictures from the shows - thank you for sharing these, such a great variety! I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for sharing Cheryl's quilt. It was even more impressive 'in the flesh' with the subtle grading in the hand dyed fabric. While talking to her I realised how extensive her knowledge of theatre costumes is, and I am sure she will enjoy the next challenge.
The selection of quilts you showed has so much variety, and plenty of inspiration.
Good luck with the washing of the quilt!

Rebecca in AK said...

Thank you for sharing the quilt show with us! Cheryl's quilt is lovely!

Jillian said...

Just love the third one - is it called colour fusion? The trees are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Séverine said...

Thank you ,these quilts are beautiful. I love the quilt of your friend Cheryl.

Anneliese said...

I love Cheryls quilt - it is fantastic.

Dianne said...

Some beauties there Margaret

Suztats said...

I so enjoy the eye candy. My favourite, though, is Cheryl's--just fabulous!

Radka said...

As always, some great quilts :-), but
I love your friend Cheryl's one.
xx

Kippy SoMature said...

all the quilts are beautiful - the Tour de France inspired quilt is amazing - beautiful beautiful piecing and fabric selections, and placements - wow

Nana said...

Wow, fantastic quilts, thanks for sharing.

Nana

Bev said...

Thanks so sharing! Can't wait to see your quilt. I always breathe a sigh of relief when the quilts make it through the wash cycle without falling apart or something! XOXO

Harrysmum said...

Thanks for your compliments Margaret! I'm looking forward to your reveal having had a sneak preview today, the quilting has transformed It!

shirley said...

What a thrill it was for you to see such wonderful work. The quilts are so inspiring. Good luck with the finish of your quilt.

motidana said...

Beautiful Quilts . Marvel at the patience these artists have in sewing all the beautiful pieces so perfectly and creating such lovely masterpieces ! Loved the quilt with those trees .

Jane Galley said...

Beautiful quilts, and they become extra special when you know the people behind them

Pippas quilts said...

Thank you for the eye candy they are beautiful. Take a photo before you put it in the wash I use colour catches when I wash any of my quilts even if they have been washed several times.

Annet said...

Thanks for sharing these quilts with us! I'm looking forward to see your finished big quilt.

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, lovely display of beauty, thanks! I do especially like your first photo of your friend's quilt.

Anita said...

gorgeous quilts! thanks for sharing Margaret.

Createology said...

Quilts must be in a world of never-ending. I don't think there are ever two alike. These are stunning. Creative Quilting Bliss...

Cattinka said...

thanks for the eye candy, ispriration is always welcome.
KATRIN W.

tubakk said...

Congratulations Margaret, I saw that you won a one year subscription on the new magazine Hexie Love!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, Margie -- eye candies indeed!!! Thanks for sharing the amazing quilts. I hope you have been well. :)

muskaan said...

Wow ! Thanks so much for sharing this Gorgeous collection of Spectacular Creativity ! Thoroughly enjoyable and very inspiring.