Anyway, I really wanted to show you some pictures of the Wealden Quilt show that I visited a couple of weeks ago. Some amazing pieces - all very different and quite inspirational. What I particularly loved was when there were suprise details on the backs, which had been equally thought out - a bit like a secret for the quilt's owner.
I'm afraid I foolishly didn't take notes of the names of the quilts and who made them, but thought I would share a few of my favourites (and there were more which I also loved, but I have to stop somewhere)
This was stunning - my photograph doesn't do it justice - it looks a little pink in the photo, but trust me it wasn't - it was very red, gorgeously so. Beautifully crafted and freehand machine quilted.
This one was really hard to photograph as it was in a sort of small alcove. Very soft, with some delicious tactile details, and I loved the subtle punch of colour on the ladybirds.
I could probably persuade the 3 year old he would like one, but unfortunately although I am a very good project starter I am an appalling project finisher! The question would be whether I would finish it before he left home?
Hopefully my next post will show a finished object - but it needs to wait until my sewing machine has been serviced on Monday (I have tried sewing on it, but the timing seems to be off and the resulting stitching makes a plate of spaghetti look orderly)