Sunday, 8 November 2015

Auckland Festival of Quilts - the quilts (finally)

In my third and final post on the Auckland Festival of Quilts, I'll finally show you some of the quilts I really admired.

First up is my favourite - Fabulous Feathers by Carol Newsham.  It's a Kim McLean pattern from Glorious Applique, made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics (in my favourite shades) and all hand quilted.  All my favourite elements in one quilt.

All those ribbons!

look at all that hand quilting

I just loved this - Carol has done an amazing job with all the applique and the hand quilting.

I'm not sure how this was made, but I think I need to take a class with Rosemary Rush in the near future to find out.  I'd love to make something similar myself.

My Nearly Insane Journey by Sue Flego

Yes, four photos of the same quilt, because it looked so different through the lens as I approached it.  This stunning quilt was made by Sue Flego.  Sue blogs at Susannas Quilts and clearly has a few more intricate quilts in the pipeline.

My mum is making a Nearly Insane quilt in blue and white, so we took great interest in this one.

A Good Man's Quilt by Val Williams
I love how Val has hand quilted the circles into this quilt.  They unify all the scraps she was trying to use up.

by Gae van Holst - hand stitched, beaded and hand quilted - see below for more info

Flower Power by Dawn Borovich
 This is a single fat quarter, enhanced with beading and embroidery. Dawn Borovich made it in a class with Allison Smith.

Best in Show - Dear Jane by Mary Hawke, quilted by Colleen Burr
The Best in Show was a Dear Jane by Mary Hawke. It was beautiful, but I don't feel the need to put Dear Jane on my personal to do list.  I know many quilters do, but at the moment I can leave this one off.  I do feel seriously tempted by Kim McLean Glorious Applique patterns though (see top of this post).  Who knows what I'll think in 10 years time though!

You can see a totally different selection of quilts from the Auckland Festival of Quilts on my friend Shirley's blog - Don't Wait to Create.  I love that two people can go the same show and choose very different highlights.


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

thanks for sharing - love Kim's quilt patterns I have one in pile of patterns waiting for me to make

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great pics Wendy... such variety & creativity! And yes, it's very interesting isn't it, same show but some different things caught my eye too!

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a great time Wendy and what beautiful quilts you got to see up close...:-)

OPQuilt said...

I'm always in love with Kim McClean's patterns, but agree with you about the Dear Jane quilt--not on my list either (not even close). Thanks for posting pictures of these quilts. I love that embellished "fat quarter" quilt--so interesting!


Frances Meredith said...

Thanks for sharing. Particularly the Nearly Insane and Dear Jane.

Lorraine said...

Thanks for sharing these Wendy. No wonder Carol's quilt won so many awards - it is stunning. I have the pattern in my stash but not sure I will ever get to it. I agree, you need to take a class with Rosemary Rush - love this small piece :)

Melody said...

Such wonderful quilts. Thanks so much for sharing.

Quilt Freak said...

Thanks for sharing, they are all beautiful but like you I must say the feathers quilt is very tempting to put on the to do list!

Shasta Matova said...

These are wonderful quilts. I appreciate you letting us visit with you.

Pip said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, love the Kim McLean pattern, having completed one of Kim's patterns I too think that Carol has done an amazing job especially as she hand quilted it after all the applique.

Really lovely to see Sue's quilt, she is an on-line friend of mine who I have been lucky enough to meet in real life.

I'm thinking that the Rosemary Rush quilt is a painted quilt and then has been quilted afterwards, similar to Helen Godden's quilts.

margaret said...

such variety the first one has really caught my eye, wonderful quilts. Like you Dear Jane is not for me, I do have the book but will pass it on to someone who wants to do it

Cricket-bug Corner said...

So many talented quilters!!

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Johanna said...

How nice to enjoy this show virtually. Thanks for sharing, Wendy!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Oooh! I love the one with crocheted edges as I have always wanted to add a crochet border to a quilt.
My heart goes out to the fellow Dear Janiac.
The flower power fat quarter is amazing too.

Carol Q said...

lovely, fabulous colourful quilts Wendy. One day I will attempt one of Kim's quilts (!)