I can’t believe that a week has gone by already since I was at the quilt exhibition at the V & A!
It was so inspiring to see English quilts from so far back, and although the lighting was low and some things were less clear to see that others (because by laying some of the quilts flat you could see the quilting, but not the peicing) the over all experience was exhilerating!
My favourite quilt was the King George III quilt:
This is a section of the quilt (the picture is from the book of the exhibition), and these are the circular blocks :
This picture is from the book Kaffe Fassett’s V & A Quilts.
I don’t know if I would ever consider sewing one of these, but you never know!
I did some shopping too:
One of the fabrics is already destined for a quilt, it will be perfect for a binding on a Quilting-on-the-Go quilt I have in progress. The idea of being able to buy fabrics that were in some of the quilts on display was great, but it was slightly disappointing that there was no reference at the show or on the selvedge of the fabric as to which quilt the fabric was found in. We did spy one or two, but with so much to see it was hard to spot them all.
I have said it before and I will say it again, if you can make the chance to go, you must!
I realise though that sometimes life just gets in the way, so I thought I would offer a small Give Away. I brought an extra note book and a fat quater of one of the fabrics, and any comments that are on this post by April 19th will be put into a hat and the winner will receive the goodies!
We are off to warmer climes this Easter. We packing our shorts and going to Disney in Florida! And I know I will be visiting a few quilt shops too!