On Sunday Kate, Margaret and myself went to Quilts UK at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. It is a beautiful setting at the foot of the Malvern Hills. The weather was a bit damp and threatened to rain but by the end of the day the sun came out and we sat out with ice creams feeling the benefit of the sunshine.
There were some fabulous quilts on display and of a very high standard, the winners well deserving of their prizes.
This quilt was so beautiful and delicate. It is by Pauline Ineson. You can find out more about Pauline at www.paulineineson.co.uk, even purchase her book.
This quilt I adored. It was just so breathtakingly beautiful and must have taken many hours of work. The applique was stunning and a great use of colour.
It was handquilted in a sashiko style pattern and those berries are tiny. They were probably not much bigger than a quarter inch and in the center of each one was a tiny cross stitch. I would happily have taken this one home. I think this quilt is by Jean Ball, Kent, I hope I have the details correct.
This quilt is by Linda O'Sullivan, Florida and is called Bella Celtica. Beautiful colours and that centre medallion was amazing.
I loved the scroll block repeated to make the border. Again fabulous use of colour.
This next one is a wholecloth masterpiece in machine stitching and is by Ferret. (She really does go by the name of Ferret, changed it by deed poll and gave up a career as a Rocket Scientist to quilt). It was just stunning. Never in a million years could I even in my wildest of dreams believe I could achieve anything on this level.
A Slice of Paradise by Jenny Lankester. The turtle was created with the use of fabric paint. It was quilted and embellished with beads.
I loved this little Appliqued quilt and I seem to remember that something along these lines is languishing in a dark cupboard in my house. My friends will say I like it because it is pink. They would be correct.
Now I would happily re decorate my house to have this one on the wall. It is by Kathleen Matthews and was left raw edged, framed and behind glass. Kathleen has won many prizes at Quilts UK with her unique style.
This next little beauty is Sue from I Sew Quilts with her lovely Hunter Star Quilt. It has beautiful machine quilting on it. Sue and I are blogging buddies and have only known each other a short while and only in the virtual sense. When we realised that we would be at Malvern on the same day we agreed to meet up. Thank you for the tea and talk Sue, it was great to meet you and I like the idea of meeting up with you at the NEC.
Isn't this blogging lark a wonderful thing.
The shopping talk is for another day along with a few more quilts.