Wednesday 29 June 2011

Sydney Quilt Show – Part 4

The final instalment of my Sydney Show posts is devoted to Mariya Waters.  Her quilts are always incredible, and I find her quilting so inspiring.

The detail on this quilt given its size is extremely impressive.

This quilt blew me away.  Not only was it impressively designed and pieced, but the quilting complements it perfectly.  I particularly like how the quilting on the sky and the water as it gives the quilt movement.

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Sydney Quilt Show – Part 3

You can tell I focus on the quilting the most when I go to a quilt show when you look at the photos I take.

The photos for this quilt by Marina Shanidze do not do it justice, and I spent a lot of time looking at her beautiful workmanship.

The same also goes for this stunning quilt by Ming Hsu.  I think she has well and truly achieved her aim of elegant classical quilting.

Monday 27 June 2011

Sydney Quilt Show – Part 2

The quilting is the part of the quilt making process that I am most interested in.  When I go to a quilt show it is the quilting on the quilt that I am most drawn to, and what I notice the most. 

The quilting by Sharon French on the blue background of this quilt I found appealing.  

Another quilt where I found the quilting inspiring was this one by Rachelle Denneny – and the quilting was done on a domestic machine!

Sunday 26 June 2011

Sydney Quilt Show – Part 1

Paul and I flew up to Sydney for the weekend.  We went to see Mary Poppins at the Capitol Theatre on the Saturday night, but the highlight of the weekend, and the primary reason for the trip, was to go to the Quilt Show.

There were many beautiful quilts, and over the next few posts I would like to share some with you that I found particularly appealing.

This stunning quilt by Helen Godden had me spellbound.  These are only a fraction of the photos I took.  It was made from one piece of black fabric, and it was painted and quilted.

This quilt, aptly named Googly Eyes by Catherine Butterworth, really appealed to me.  I love the fabrics, but what I really liked about this quilt was the detail taken in the fussy cutting and appliqué. I also liked the pieced border.