Monday, May 4, 2015

A quilter's treat - Part one

This past weekend there were four quilt shows all within a two hour drive. As much as I would have loved to attend all of them, I really needed to work on baby things since the little one is due soon. My list has to have things crossed off it and it does - however, a few things have been added. I decided to go to the closest quilt show - the Halton Quilt Show - so here are the photos. (just click on any photo to make it bigger)

A bright quilt where the colours were inspired by the border fabric.

This was such a nice simplistic, fresh quilt.

The quilting close-up.

A bright bargello.

For those of you who collect selvedges.

I find green quilts refreshing.

Just in case you wanted to see the block.

I love the way the quilter changed the colour placement. The nine patches are all pieced exactly the same way but turned according to the solid patches.

See? The nine-patch blocks have five coloured patches and then two of the light and two of the dark. Just wonderful.

There was a wonderful, special display of Rosemary Makhan's quilts. For those of you who don't know, Rosemary, a quilt designer (mainly applique) who passed away last year.

This quilt is one of her more popular designs.

 I can't believe I didn't take a photo of the blurb. I suppose I was just too busy looking for all the little creatures in the quilt.
There is another photo later, by a different quilter so the title of the patter would on that blurb.

 Another Rosemary original.

More little creatures in this quilt too.

Rosemary was very prolific.

There is a sad but lovely story to this quilt.

I had to take a photo of this. It was such a fun quilt.

There were several beautifully made applique quilts.

The corner blocks were all embroidered first.

Here's the same quilt but different quilter.

 A much brighter hummingbird and butterfly.

I shall leave you with this stunner since a new princess has been born.

This quilt was made in honour of Lady Diana.

Princess Charlotte's father's and uncle's birthdates have been added.

Stunning 3D flowers.

None of Rosemary's quilts indicated the year they were made.

More photos tomorrow (hopefully.)


  1. Lovely:) The quilt made with the selvedges was really amazing. I like to see people creating something from what would normally be thrown out.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for the virtual visit, Dolores.

  3. Most of those quilts are breathtaking. I wish I was more patient at applique. But the nine patch is a gem, too. Nice show.

  4. You know the little creatures and birdies ... it's a Rosemary quilt for me then....

  5. Rosemary's quilts are such stunners - love love love them!!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous quilt show, as always. It's always fun to see a show through your eyes.


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