Monday, 17 September 2012

Weston Quilters 2012

On Saturday I went to Weston Super Mare to see the exhibition of Weston Quilters and this is a small sample of the work on display and my favourites. There are several traders and the latest sewing machines being demonstrated and for sale. There are lots of different categories and is open to all to enter.

 There is always something well worth the trip there and this was what I voted for as my Best In Show. I apologise for the quality of these photographs as I used my new phone and  it has been a trial and a half to get them published, need to read the instructions!!! Need more practice!!



This is the lovely maker of this fabulous hexagon quilt. Those hexagons are teeny - 1/4".  There, you thought I was the only hexamaniac.

 
 
 
 
A close up so that you can see the detail. Those tiny prints are in perfect scale and the centre of each cream hexagon had a french knot to hold the layers together. I hope it won. Maybe someone out there will know and also the name of the maker.
 
 
 
This was a large quilt and one that was a very clever idea. The maker was inspired by seeing a pile of quilts and thought that she would make a quilt with a selection of designs. I see 4 quilts in this one. That should get a few out of the system.
 
 
 
This design is one of my all time favourites - snail trail. Another large quilt and simply beautiful.
 
 
 
I chose to show this quilt because I have made this one and as of yet is still unquilted. It is a BunnyHill Designs pattern and was a free pattern from the designer as a Block of the month download. I think the pattern may still be available but you may now have to pay for it.
 
 
 
 
This traditional quilt was  beautifully made, just look at those teeny baskets.
 
 

 
 
My meagre purchases of the day. Two plastic clamshell templates and a half metre of spotty fabric.
 

 
 
Happy Stitching.
 
Shirley.

 
 


22 comments:

  1. Lovely quilts and I too am fascinated by the "pile of quilts in a quilt"! What a fantastic idea, although I wouldn't have a clue how to do something like it.

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  2. How did I not see that this was on?! Looks like a great exhibition - love the "Pile of Quilts" - what a great idea!

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  3. Beautiful works of art!

    Madelief x

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  4. Thank you for sharing the photos Shirley - I'm not surprised you chose the lovely hexie one as your VC. Great idea with the French Knots!! And the pile of quilts is a great idea! They're all lovely, looks like you would have had a lovely day.

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  5. Wow Shirley...such tiny hexies, and i love the French Knot idea, sure beats trying to hand-quilt those little hexies.
    Have fun with the Clamshells.
    Julia ♥

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  6. Looks like a lovely show and, yes, the quilt pile has my vote too!!!

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  7. those hexies are amazing, I bow at her feet! Way too small for me.
    the other quilts are lovely too.
    Mmmm clam shells I think they may be as addictive as hexies?

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  8. Wow, another quilt show!
    I wish we had more quilt shows in other towns around here.
    I would have voted for that quilt too.....it looks great even in the fuzzy picture...so much work too.

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  9. Beautiful quilts Shirley. 1/4" hexagons, my fingers couldn't manage anything that small. What a feat.
    That pile of quilts quilt is a novel idea.

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  10. Lovely quilts Shirley and I hope to be back with you all very soon. Take care.

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  11. Thank you for sharing Shirley...there's some beautifulquilts there!

    Lisa

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  12. My goodness you get around - perhaps we could vote you in as our Preferred Roving Reporter on quilt shows! The "stack of quilts" piece is great, reminds me of one by US quilter Jane Blair in the early 90s,which was similar, but the edges of the quilts were curled up as if you could just pick them up one by one and turn them back. So we've all found another winter project then??

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  13. A friend (non blogger) who enjoys hexies and usually makes small-scale quilts will absolutely love the photos of that hexagon masterpiece. The French knots are a wonderful idea. They look like tiny little pearls.
    The layered-quilts quilt is a unique surprise. I can't imagine figuring out how to do it. Too complex for me, but wonderful to see.
    The colors in the snail trail are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing all these beauties, Shirley.

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  14. I love those baskets. Each time I see a quilt like that I think - yes! I just need to make a quilt of the one block repeated in different colours - so classic and timeless. I have got so many quilts swirling around in my head I just need to make a list and prioritise.

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  15. Looks like it was an inspiration show :o)

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  16. Beautiful quilts Shirley and I can see why you voted as you did. I love the pile of quilts. I saw something similar to this several years ago and it was really effective.

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  17. Beautiful Quilts.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  18. I think that she used as many blocks in her square as some of us use in a quilt...omg! teeny tiny works of art. my friend Helen loves things like this. I can hardly see them! A lovely blog as usual Shirley...She would have got my vote too.

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  19. Wow!! The Weston ladies are a very talented bunch! The mini Hexie quilt is totally amazing and so perfect!
    Will your next addiction be Clamshell quilts I wonder ;o)

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  20. Hello Shirley! Thank you for your sweet compliment on my blog. I have missed you too. I have a real internet connection now and we are setled on the mainland. I am looking forward to catching up with everyone. I love all of your photos. XO

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  21. So many beautiful quilts. Such tiny hexies.

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  22. Barbara Hatherall18 October 2012 22:51

    Hello Shirley, the name of the lady who made the hexagon quilt is juliet Nelmes, A friend and fellow member of Weston Quilters. She won a second place in the traditional quilts, but won best in show overall so pleased for her after all her hard work in making the quilt. She will be thrilled by all the lovely comments here. Pleased to see my basket quilt by bunny hill designs also shown here. As this was an American design I altered the basket depicting the 4th of July to include Wimbledon with strawberries and cream.

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