It has been a busy week. The housework was neglected as I headed out each morning early to open up the venue for Toowoomba Quilters 2011 exhibition. It took me back to the days that I was working full time – how the heck did I do that?
There were some really splendid quilts.
This is my utmost favourite by Robyn Ginn. Robyn is a hand appliquer (appliqueist?? or whatever) and hand quilter and designs all her own quilts. This particular quilt is a variation on an antique quilt she saw in a book.
The hand quilting on this quilt is extensive and is just so beautiful.
Kookaburra amongst the hexagon leaves.
The central medallion. The tree’s leaves are made of little hexagons.
Robyn calls this Quilt “Irish Cream Hexagon Tree” and it is a HUGE quilt. She seems to ‘whip them up’.
Another friend of mine Pam made this fabulous quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and we all know how I love KF. It is also hand quilted.
This hexagon quilt was also a favourite. It was beautifully and tastefully machine quilted. Made by a TQ member, Joye.
My friend, Marleen, has finished her sashiko quilt. Shame on me, I have only done the central part in the same time.
She has put this together like a jigsaw puzzle and called it “The Sashiko Puzzle” It is stunning in ‘real life’. This photo doesn’t do it justice.
I got a nice surprise when my blogging buddy Teresa from “All Things Vintage” called into the show briefly one day. It was so lovely of her to do so, as her time in Toowoomba was limited.
She is just as gorgeous in real person as in her blog. It was great to meet her and hope we can meet again one day.
Looking forward to next year now where, hopefully ,I will be able to show more than one quilt!!!