Friday, 17 August 2012

Festival of Quilts 2012

Well it's been a while since I last posted, I have lots to share but for now I just wanted to pop in and show some of the delights on display yesterday at my trip to Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts
It was a truly delightful day, pouring over beautiful quilts, buying myself a few treats, buying a couple of gifts, speaking to some lovely stall holders and spending the whole day giggling and gossiping with my friend Lynda.

There was lots of inspiration there with over 1,000 quilts on display and these photos are for my little quilting notebook but I though you may be interested to see them, here are a few of my favourites.

*photo heavy post, if quilts are not your thing skip to the last photo the multicoloured curtain is worth a see* 




 There were signs like these all over!





















This was a curtain on the stall of zigzags how amazing 

this is made from hundreds of tiny little log cabin pillows, you can't really tell the scale but they were about 1.5" square. 

If you have made it this far thanks for bearing with me (or skimming).

I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness to share (but no more quilt photo's, promise).


12 comments:

jill said...

Wow what lovely quilts,love the last one its amazing must of taken forever to make.I went to a show in our nearest town a few weeks ago and just walked around saying oh ahh oohh aahhh like some one that had never seen a quilt before they where so loverly.Im making one of my own at the moment but nothing quite as fancy as those. Love Jill xx

Laura said...

I love the pink 'flower' one and the purple swirly one, so pretty!

Love from Poppy said...

I bet you had a fantastic time Lisa.
Dx

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Good God! And I thought my quilts were nice haha. These are amazing, thanks so much for sharing. The curtain is just a work of art and I love the hexagon quilts, they must take forever to make. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Lots of love xxx

Polly said...

Wow! Amazers! I love the one with the swing & bird and the black one with the flowers! Gorgeous! Wish I could do stuff like this...

Louise said...

What beautiful quilts, the curtain one is incredible. I love the hexagons, so pretty and effective. I'll never be able to make anything like these but it's amazing to see this inspirational work, thank you.

moleymakes said...

Pleased you both had a nice day. Such beautiful quilts. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend.

Ruby x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Now those are amazing quilts. I love the one with the swing, so very clever xx

LaaLaa said...

Wowsers! Your pics are amazing. It's a good job you were taking the photos and not me! It was a lovely one, wasn't it? I'll do my post today and, as I don't have any photos, I'll send everyone here to see your fab ones. xxx

A tale from toadstool house said...

I loved seeing the quilts such amazing work,xxx

Katie said...

Wow wee!!! Thanks for sharing these photos! What a great day you must have had! Those quilts are like works of art. Love katie x

Sally Harrison said...

My lovely friend Anne Armes made the log cabin quilt, it really is wonderful and is beautifully made. Anne dyed each piece of fabric by hand !
She has a shop with her daughter Tori called Zigzags in Shropshire. Please check out their website xxx