Thursday, 17 August 2017

FOQ 2017 FIVE: Two Person Quilts 01

This section is usually my second port of call because as well as creative collaborations it usually contains significant traditional pieces quilted by someone else, generally a professional longarmer.. This year three Oast members had quilts in this section and two of them were brilliantly custom quilted by a fourth member, Maggie Breakspear.
First up is friend Belinda Jeffries with her quilt pantographed by Mandy Parks of Cats' Whishers Quilting, another friend. Such clever friends!! The Abbey Lane pattern Belinda chose makes excellent use of the fat eighths of the unusual Carrie Blopmston fabrics bought in Houston.

Love the way block and sashing backgrounds meld

I like the manipulatiom of stripes

And a paler one to set off the strongly
coloured blocks

And this faric in sashing post stars sets off the
whole so well.

And next is Beverley Brawn's version of a Kim Maclean pattern. I like the selection of backgrounds she has used rather than the white of the original and Maggie has paid individual attention to the quilting of each block.

Finally Tansy Martin;s "Find the Frog", her rendering of Stonefield pattern. Three other friends have been making this quilt so I have had the chance to admire the many delicate details and quirky aspects of the blocks. Truly a tour de force! Custom quilted by Maggie Breakspear.

1 comment:

Julie Fukuda said...

Being surrounded by all that inspiration might supply you with ideas for using stash ... if it didn't take away time that might be spent on your own creativity. Read into this comment ... envy!