Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sandown 01

My 70 Not Out quilt as I think of it. Made QAYG and a Piece o' Cake pattern.

And a proud(ish) pose
My Japan DNP, simple but effective.

I think the title of the show is National Patchwork Championships but we all call it Sandown. As far as "National" goes it's been superseded by the much grander Festival of Quilts at the NEC in August. However the more homely approach has its appeal and there are always quilts by Oast members as well as other people I know. I  didn't take pictures of the superb rosette winners mostly with incredibly dense and complex longarm quilting because I wasn't attracted to them. I now take pictures of quilts I find personally inspiring or contain ideas I can draw on. Now I also record work of forthcoming or potential Oast speakers to use on our Facebook site to alert members and to promote workshop bookings.
Anyway I'll start here with my two quilts and those of friends and acquaintances. I should say that my Japanese DNP and Tracy and Belinda's quilts were all professionally long arm quilted by fellow Usual Suspect, Maggie Breakspear.
Oast member Barbara Amblard's Jewel Box using no two
fabrics the same. Must bear in mind for leader enders and
using scraps

Detail: flipped corner squares?

Woven Ribbons 1 by Margaret Harrison using Beth Studley fabrics. She used the scraps
to make a smaller version. I teach U3A alongside Mragaret and would love this to be
one of our projects.

Hey Zen Dash instantly recognisable as Usual Suspect Tracy Aplin's work with plenty of

Julie Barnes "Starburst" a technical tour de force, Julie is one of the Belsey "girls".

Super Psychedelic Star by Usual Suspect  Belinda Jeffries from a workshop with
Carolyn Forster.showing well managed colour placement of the Tula Pink jelly roll.

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