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This is my final selection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. These are the ones that didn’t group together nicely with any of the others. For example, this one on the left, … Continue reading
My very first experience of patchwork was with hexagons. I must have been about 6 or 7, and I made it with offcuts from my rag doll’s dresses. I still have the dresses, and Beth still watches over my desk … Continue reading
I love a good compass block. And here are some absolute corkers from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. How they keep track of all those tiny pieces of fabric beats me. When I made … Continue reading
If you have ever tried to draw a tree properly, you will know that it is harder than it looks. Somehow, drawing the shapes you see doesn’t always lead to a credible tree picture. Which makes translating it into fabric … Continue reading
Today’s theme is the log cabin block. A scrappy log cabin is great fun to do, but scale is important, as the block grows quickly. Unless you are using tiny strips, which gives a lovely result. In one of these … Continue reading
There are always some sections at these quilting events where things other than quilts are on display. These three dimensional works often result in clothing, and in the case of the Festival of Quilts 2019, also dolls. I’m not sure … Continue reading
These landscape quilts from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham really show what can be done with a pictorial quilt. Some are full blown pictures, while others use blocks to show the skyline in a … Continue reading
This week’s post from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, comes from a display called Deconstruction-Reconstruction-Evolution Leah Higgins. She took inspiration from industries that have touched her life, and mapping change. And in doing so, she … Continue reading
Now here is a classic scrappy quilt embellished with embroidery, from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
These Baltimore Album quilts, on display at the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, are from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center. The technique developed from the tradition of floral applique, and this particular … Continue reading