This weekend I have visited the Festival of Quilts at the NEC! Oh my, what a fantastic exhibition!
I was a very good girl and refrained from buying any fabric (knowing that I have no storage space left whatsoever). Unfortunately, I forgot that my bookshelves are also overflowing and did buy *ahem* one or two books ;-).
Last year, one of my favourite quilts was made by Tracy Aplin, and the same applied this year. Here is her quilt “Tracy’s Reel Medallion”. I love the colours. I love the quirky fabrics. I love the hand quilting. I love the jumbo rickrack. Great stuff!
I was pleased to see several hexagon quilts, including this amazing one: “Fibonacci Fandango” by Jess Williams:
I have a thing for rust, so I loved this quilt by Alison Mesley:
And the geek in me was very drawn to Kirsty Daum’s “The Tenth”:
Another favourite was the Thread and Thrift exhibition by Mandy Pattullo. I particularly loved these little blue textile collages:
Did you go to the Festival of Quilts this year? What caught your eye?