Friday, 4 November 2016

Auckland Festival of Quilts 2016 - the quilts

Yesterday I showed you my shopping from the quilt festival, and today I'm going to show some of the quilts that caught my eye.  At the end of this post I'll include a link to my friend Julie's blog because she took different photos from me.

This was my favourite large quilt. It's called "Good Vibrations' and was made by Ansa Breytenbach. she was inspired by the Beach boy's song - Good Vibrations.
 



My favourite small quilt was "Chirpy" by Rosemary Rush. She was inspired by Jane Sassaman and I love Jane's designs.
 


I love Sue Spargo's designs too, so naturally loved "Jungle Walk" by Annie White, based on Sue Spargo's Folktales pattern. The hand stitching on Annie's quilt is just perfect.



Cheryl Houston from All things Patchwork shop made this very effective geometric design. I love the simplicity of just using blue and white.


I liked this quilt by Anu Hills.  The blocks were made for a fat quarter challenge back in 2009.  The quilt contains many memories.


I loved this "Plus size" quilt by Robyn Croft. It's her own design, and she quilted it on her domestic machine.


There were many other quilts that I liked too, but I encourage you to pop over to Julie's blog and look at the quilts she loved at this show.

Here's how Auckland looked at 7am today.  It's about 20C today = 68F.  A lovely day.

That's a Cabbage Tree on the left - cordyline australis


11 comments:

Tammy Stack said...

Oh, my! Everything is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful quilts.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

What wonderful quilts and photos of them. I do love the "Vibrations" quilt with all the colors and circles. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Thank you for taking the time to share

margaret said...

some real beauties here especially loving the winning quilt so colourful and looks very difficult to do

Frances Meredith said...

Lovely quilts, thanks for sharing.

Kunzfrau said...

So beautiful. Thank you for showing the quilts!

Marion

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I never would have thought to add a black outline as Rosemary did, but it really works. You don't see it from afar, but it gives the outlines are crisp edge.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Beautiful quilts!!! I went to Houston and saw beautiful quilts also- I took a photo of your mom's quilt and posted it on my blog the other day to share a good photo! There were so many beauties. I will be posting more when I get home we leave tomorrow.

Afton Warrick said...

I love that blue and white one. Very visually interesting!

Ali Honey said...

It was a lovely show. You have photos different from mine and from Julie.