Now running at Midsomer Quilting, the annual 12 x 12 show is an absolute delight. This year's theme was "One day...", which could be interpreted however you liked. Here, in no particular order, are just a few of the quilts.
First, by Chris Bussell, a gorgeous orange day lily, in exactly the right shade of orange, just like the ones we have in our front garden.
I loved the 3D flower, complete with stamens.
Another 3D quilt, by Debbie Halfhide, recalls the day she saw a weasel popping out from the greenery. Lucky Debbie. I have only ever seen a weasel scampering quickly out of sight.
Katherine Vaughan's quilt summed up the frustrations and joys of gardening. The caption below it reads "One day the sun shone. A day for gardening!" The expression on her face (I really hope it is a self portrait) is priceless, the combination of panic and bewilderment when weeds seem to grow by the hour and you don't know where to start.
Alison Boswell took a similar theme and came up with something completely different. "one day.... oh how it rained!"
All these tiny triangles are an ingenious representation of an absolute drencher.
This quilt is by De Pickford, and I have to confess that I didn't take a photo of the caption. To the best of my recollection, this landscape looks forward to the day when there will be more trees on the hill. In the meantime, the copse at the top of the hill is a beautiful focal point.
Maria Capper takes us on a flight of fancy with "One day... fly me to the moon!" At first sight I wondered why the sand was grey and the sky so dark. Seen from a distance, the colours of the deck chairs really stand out.
This whimsical quilt by Valerie tells us that "One day my dream is to live in the country." The colours are very realistic - no idealised blue sky and fluffy clouds, but the uncompromising grey we are so used to, muted greens for the foliage, and dark muddy brown. I really hope Valerie's dream comes true.
Gillian Ashby's quilt shows just one day, a typical day, starting with tea, featuring one job after another...
… pausing for more tea (I recognise that teapot, and the mugs)...
… and winding down later with a spot of knitting. This quilt is a social documentary.
Finally, George Korn would have us believe that one day he will finish this quilt. How can you finish a finished quilt of an unfinished quilt? In fact, how can you even start one with hexagons that tiny?
Just incredible. Perfect for a pixie's bed.