This past weekend I spent a few enjoyable hours at this years AQC (Australasian Quilt Convention). As I did last year, I thought I'd share some pictures of my favourite quilts on display:
(click on the photos to see them larger, apologies for the quality, photos were all taken on my iphone)
This design reminds me of a kalidescope of some kind:
This brightly coloured one had some gorgeous coloured quilting that really added to the quilt:
This was a disapearing 9 patch with some gorgeous japanese fabrics, but I particularly liked the borders:
There were quite a few quilts that I was drawn to made of these pieced 1/4 circles and circles. Does anybody know if these designs have a name?
This one was completely hand sewn - piecing and quilting. The quilting in the borders added an amazing texture, and the blocks looked great:
This quilt, that was essentially made of HSTs was lovely:
How cool is this guy (I actually saw a pattern for this on sale, but I don't remember which stall):
This quilt was made of silk so had a lovely sheen that really set off the beautiful quilting:
The background "Tiles" on this mini quilt create such a unique effect:
At first I thought the curved lines around the inside of the circle were ricrac, but on closer inspection I saw that it was embroidery floss twisted through a running stitch. Beautiful effect:
Amazing use of black and white:
How cute are these little guys:
And I saved my favourite for last:
This one was a black wholecloth quilt that had then been painted with metallic paints and then quilted. The skill was just awe-inspiring, the combination of painting and stitching was so precice that It took me a while to realise that it was infact a wholecloth quilt! Amazing, really amazing.