Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to ...
The Scottish quilt championships 2010.
I felt I should start off by showing you the Judges choice - Winter garden by Liz Jones.
Last Friday, the Friday afternoon ladies took a train north across the border to Edinburgh for the Scottish Quilt Championships ... For inspiration and shopping. Here are just a few of the magnificent quilts on display there.
Yours truly having a close up....Margaret and Janet admiring Along the Shore - Broughty Ferry by Peppercorns - there were even real tufts of grass growing in the sand dunes.
A close up of A Worcester Garden by Suzanne Kelly shows a different way of quilting a traditional hexagon quilt
Washers and Cogs in the sun by Georgina Chapman was very effective in the blue and white.
Glorious Autumn by Freida Oxenham was awarded the overall champion - inspiration came from a drive through the Galloway forest last autumn. The quilt was foundation pieced and hand beaded ( and those pieces were tiny).
Waligoe and its steps by Jean Boath inspired me to have a go with photographs printed onto cotton - I bought a big box of freezer paper to try it out.
This quilt I had seen in the making at The Fat Quarters. Deborah Collins won 3rd prize in the Terrance challenge. There are just 2 different blocks in this quilt - clever?
And then there was a stop for refreshments.....
and shopping. I bought a wonderful book by Gail Lawther - Glimpses of New Zealand - her quilt collection was inspired by her travels to NZ. The quilts were wonderful but sadly no photography allowed - you'll just have to buy the book.But is was nice to talk to Gail and her husband and she signed my book. Aren't some people clever - not only to make such unique quilts but to design them your self and write a book about it into the bargain.
Hope you are inspired -- I know I was .
Happy quilting xx