Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quilts Galore...


...at the Springwood Quilt Show. 

I must apologise in advance that my photos are sometimes a tad blurry and are all taken on strange angles. Maybe you could just pretend you were part of the hustle and bustle at the show... I arrived on Saturday morning and there was already a crowd waiting for the doors to open. Having lots of people there just added to the happy buzz of the show. There were over 150 quilts on show so this is just a few of my favourites..

Let"s start with this happy lappy by Chris Jurd called Walk in The Park. How cool is this? I want to hang out in That park!!

Chris teaches throughout the Blue Mountains, and beyond, so of course there were a few of her patterns made by other clever quilters.

This Naughts and Crosses quilt has been made by Alice Bachner.  I love the bouncing ball border. Alice uses the most beautiful fabrics. They're different from what I use but whenever I sit next to her when we're sewing I can't help but admire them.



 Pickled Lillies made in pretty pastel pinks by Sandra McConnell. I just love this pattern, such a great combination of clever piecing and applique.

Ancient Dahlia  made by Sue Reynolds is so dreamy in those colours.

One of the things about being part of a local community show is seeing my friends' quilts. This beautiful quilt is called Swooning Along made by the lovely Mandy Alden of Mand-a-Lin blog. I visited her for sewing days while she worked on this quilt so it was so wonderful to see it finished and hanging in all it's glory. 

This is one of the wonderful quilts Pamela Westmacott entered in the show, The center looks as though it's spinning! A fun quilt that she made for her grand daughter.

 How wonderful is this Pickle Dish by Lorraine Titcume. I especially gasped with glee to see it finished and hanging because this is my friend Lorraine who never really used bright fabrics. One day she said wanted to try some brights and look at her go! The effect is electric! I love it!

 Sue Geldard is one of my Saturday sewing buddies, and she flies through blocks with her sewing machine, whipping up all sorts of amazing machine pieced quilts. She surprised us with this cutest applique quilt that she'd worked on at home. It's called Toytime Circus designed by Kookaburra Cottage.


Every show has an outstanding hexagon quilt. The mustard yellow in Hexagon Variation really jumped out at me, I love the clever fussy cutting and the lone hexis dotted between the blocks. Interestingly Ruth Pattingale didn't use paper piecing but stitched the hexagons using American piecing. 

La la looove this quilt!!! Look at all those toiles!!  This quilt was made by the Monday Night Quilters who make this hexagon toile quilt for their members "0" birthdays.


Every year there is a teapot display set up by Bygone Beautys, a well known Blue Mountains antique store and tea rooms. I had to share a photo of the giant  teapot. 

And finally here was the other quilt I had in the Quilt show - you probably guessed I'd show The Love Quilt.  I received some wonderful viewers choice comments about this quilt - thanks to all the people who took the time to write such lovely comments.

I'll do a post with all its details and close up photos for the Bloggers Quilt Festival on May 18th... where there'll be more..

Amy's Creative Side

....Quilts Galore!!!


31 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Don't sell yourself short- your photos are great!!! A Walk in the Park and the hexagon are my favourites, apart from yours, of course!

Heather said...

What wonderful quilts. I love that one made with the toile fabrics and big hexagons. Is it a pattern that can be purchased, I think I NEED to make one!

Mary said...

Rachael! I loved seeing pictures your quilts hanging there!!! They look so regal hanging up high and against brick! LOL! What a wonderful show....of course Chris Jurd has a fantastic entry. Wow...I wish I could see all of them up close. Well done Rachael!

Chris said...

Wow Rachael you sure have some clever quilting friends.
Hope we can all fit thru the door at camp!

Bonnie said...

It was great to see your pictures of this year's show. Last year, while visiting my daughter, I was able to visit the show myself. Your quilts looked wonderful among all those beautiful entries. Thanks for sharing!

Sasha said...

How exciting! Rachael, your quilts look beautiful on display!! So much eye candy!!! WOW!!

Sujata Shah said...

What a show! Wow!!!
You all are so talented. I want to walk in the park too! Beautiful!

Suzee said...

Beautiful! YOur pictures are great! Thank you for sharing with us !
Your quilts really popped out with all the colors. I love teapots and would like to have a few of those! lol

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael I wouldn't mind coming on that Walk in the Park with you gals...and how about that mustard hexi one...just brilliant!

Donna~~ said...

Thanks for taking time to share the lovely quilts--can't beat going to a quilt show in my bathrobe! :)

Melissa P said...

So much to see and appreciate! I'm so thrilled to see your quilts hanging up there in all their glory.

I can't get over that toile quilt, in particular that black and white with the polka dot border. And the hexagons. And the Pickle Dish in brights. And...well, you get the idea. What a fun weekend!

Nifty Quilts said...

How wonderful to visit your quilt show. You have amazingly talented quilt makers there. Your quilts look fabulous!!

Deborah said...

I love Australian bloggers!! Your blog is delightful. It's so fun to see the lovely quilts from your show. Your quilts are amazing!
Simply Miss Luella

Mandalin said...

ahhh, you doll! hugs to you!
Luvya your Love quilt, must have one myself one day!

Sew Surprising said...

So many talented people, the quilts are gorgeous and I felt as if I was wandering through the display :) Toytime Circus is fun to do, applique is always enjoyable :)

melissa said...

There are some beauties there but I LOVE yours most! How exciting to see your quilt hanging up there, enjoy your weekend Rach!

x

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I love the Walk In The Park and the Echo Swoon the best I think :o)

Shay said...

Pickled Lillies is technically and visually stunning and Pamela Westmacott’s spinning centre quilt is amazing.

The mustard hexie quilt looks wonderful. Such a great variation on a traditional quilt.

Your love quilt looks so fabulous hanging up there!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

What lovely quilts! A great show and your LOVE quilt look fab high up on the wall :-)

Tonya Ricucci said...

love that Walk in the Park. so bold and that background fabric really makes it. and ooh that pickle dish makes my heart sing. fun quilts!

smazoochie said...

How much fun! And a lot of work too, I bet! Great to see all your friends' quilts & yours! Love the Love; Love the Waltz!

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Marg said...

Rachel, they are great photos. I 'm another one that just swooned at Walk In The Park, it's gorgeous.
Look at your LOVE quilt up there, it looks fabulous as does Waltzing Matilda.
So many beautiful quilts from such talented girls, lucky you to know and enjoy the company of all these amazing people.

Barb said...

OMG what a fabulous post. What great inspirations! That toile quilt is A-MAZING. I want to start one immediately. I loved the teapot display. What a great creative boost you have given me this morning!
I'm going back to look again :)

ps I also LOVED the first one.

Barb said...

Where are my manners? I LOVE your LOVE quilt. I had actually just cruised the photos the first time through - I can't wait to see more up close photos of it. The background piecing is so great!!

Barb said...

Where are my manners? I LOVE your LOVE quilt. I had actually just cruised the photos the first time through - I can't wait to see more up close photos of it. The background piecing is so great!!

regan said...

I think Waltzing Matilda was the star of the show! Look at it glow on that wall! LOVE it! And I also loved that Pickled Lillies and the toiles quilt. They are all so beautiful! What a show!

Quiltbenaco said...

Grazie per il reportage....
Ciao

Karen said...

Thank for the virtual quilt show. It certainly looks like a wonderful quilt show. It was great to see your quilts hanging.

Janet said...

I know what a thrill it is to see our own quilts hanging in a show and I loved seeing yours, even if it was just in photos. Thanks also for the great show and tell, there are some very accomplished quilters in your neck of the woods.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a great show! I really like that Pickle Dish and might just have to put it on the list of to do! Your love quilt is lovely and looks so nice hanging.
I too enjoy taking pictures of my friends' quilts, they are extra special!!!

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