Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fairholme Quilt Show 2014: pieced quilts (1)

The first of several posts to showcase the pieced quilts from the exhibition.

JUST FOR FUN - Val Nadin
Needing to use up some of my fabric stash I pulled
out lots of brights, and black and whites.
'Just for Fun' is what emerged.
Inspiration from Kaffe Fassett’s book 'Patchwork'.

Georgie Patrickson
A modified version of the quilt 'City Aviation' from
the book 'City Quilts' by Cherri House. I had remarked
that I would like to make this design sometime. We then
visited Cottage Quiltworks on a recent bus trip with
our group, where my sister and I decided to buy a
kit + extra fabric to make a quilt each - not
knowing that the pattern was 'City Aviation'.
We loved the authentic Japanese fabrics - I have
also added some vintage Japanese silks to my quilt.
The flying geese and pinwheels are 3 dimensional.
Pieced and quilted by me.
SPIRAL SQUARED - Lynette Harvey
This pattern by Wendy Sheppard in
McCalls Quilting Vol 21 No 1 needed a
selection of six favourite prints and a
background. Of course I had that in the stash,
the yellow and black bundles I had bought in
Montana when on a shop hop with a friend
would be perfect and it would be used up
at last but it was not quite enough so I just
had to buy new fabric at one of my favourite
patchwork shops. The centre of the quilt is
constructed in rows so that fabric placement
can create the labyrinth design. The new fabric
worked so much better than the black and yellow
bundles which are still in the stash hopefully
 to be used in another project soon.
Quilting is by Christy Wang of
Quilting Treasures.
This quilt was made recycling Kaffe Fassett furnishing
weight fabric that was on a vintage cane lounge in my
home. I chopped up the cabbage rose print – added
the scrappy “square in squares” and VOILA! – a quilt
was born. Inspiration – Gwen Marston.
Machine pieced and quilted.

I made this quilt for my daughter, and son-in- law,
with fabric she bought when visiting her husband’s family in
South Africa 3 years ago. The name of the quilt expresses
the family’s dream of returning to South Africa for another visit.
The fabric is known as Shweshwe. Often used for traditional
South African clothing, it is cotton, usually printed on both
sides (different patterns) using a discharge printing style.
The quilt is made up of various sized squares, rectangles and
sashing sewn into larger rectangles of random size and follows no
particular pattern. My daughter has always loved navy, so it
was obvious who this quilt should be for.

A bare wall in Oak Tree, Dural’s Clubhouse
Craft Room inspired the making of this quilt.
The bench in the room is green and the
colours of the quilt complement the room!
It is hand quilted with Perle thread.

A stash of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics and a simple
design was all I needed to commence this bright
happy quilt. I love to work in bright cheerful
colours and it was a joy to play with these
fabrics. Quilt made in 2012. Inspiration from
a pattern in a Julie Wallace book.
Machine quilted by Jo-Ann Phillips (Quiltwise). 
Other quilts from the Fairholme Quilters 2014 Quilt Show are posted here.

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