Thursday 16 May 2013
Day Trip to Malvern for Quilts UK 2013
Today was my first chance to get a picture of the whole of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Quilt.
It was quite a thrill to see the Judges' Merit rosette attached to it.
There are lots of firsts associated with this quilt - first large quilt with appliqué, first large quilt quilted entirely at home, first quilt made using the quilt-as-you-go method, first quilt show, first ribbon...
When watching Leah Day's videos I remember her saying that to really get to grips with free motion quilting you just need to jump in and do a whole quilt, even if you just use one pattern on the quilt. I'm so glad I took her advice! The meandering pattern I did gave the quilt an all over texture which set off the colours and shapes of the appliqué in a way I really liked.
I often wonder whether Leah ever imagined that people would watch her videos and then get started with free motion quilting on a treadle!
The show is well worth a visit if you can get there. So many fabulous quilts! I took loads of photos, but at the moment I'm not sure whether I will be able to post them here. Show rules...
Update Friday 17th May
This post is now being linked up to Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday.
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