I have been looking at the exciting happenings of QuiltCon in Austin Texas this weekend. So much fun quilty stuff!
Look at Debs post here for some interesting insights.
I would have loved to have seen the quilts of Denyse Scmidt in person and also the quilts from the book Quilts by Rodericke Kiracofe. If you have not got this book yet, what are you waiting for??? My copy is a fixture in my bedtime reading!
And I was so pleased to see my friend Victoria won best in show with her quilt !
I like the energy that the new interest in quilting is bringing to the industry , that of the fabric world and the sewing world. It is often a case of looking back far enough to see what was done before and giving it a new tilt today. Who would have thought that Hexagons would have come back into fashion again!
While searching out a top to be quilted from my String Quilts class, I cam across this one. I made it a while back, perhaps 20yrs ago.
It is four blue string stars with a cream one in the middle:
You can see I was well into my favourite quilting design of Amish Waves even then!
The blue fabrics were from a Roberta Horton range of plaids.
Here is the middle star:
This quilt hung at Quilt Market in the spring show.
And here you might just be able to see that they are all set in 'Made Fabric':
I used lots of cream prints from a Marsha McCloskey range called Staples.
Packed with the quilt was a book from 1997. I can remember a few of us buying it and being excited about the new ideas of sewing bits of fabric together to make new fabric. The downfall was that the fabrics used in the book were not really very exciting :
However, for a much more exciting approach for those of you who want to try out this idea now, look at Victorias book:
Hope you have lots of quilting ideas this weekend, and enough time to see them sewn!