I had a couple of quilts in the exhibition, and here are the obligatory photos of me standing in front of them (taken by my helpful cousin Julie who I met for lunch with my sister on Saturday – quilting being quite a family affair for us!). This is my Almost Black quilt which was in the Modern Quilt category.
My favourite in the Modern category is ‘The World is Your Oyster’ by my friend Tatyana, the quilting is just sublime and I love the colours and design. You can see some more detailed shots and read about this quilt in this post.
On Thursday afternoon I taught an Academy classes for my Patchwork Portraits technique.
Gill was this class’s over achiever by managing to create her daughter at her recent graduation, complete with gown and mortar board and tiny red heels!! Brilliant stuff Gill! And her daughter liked it too.
Jane brought along a piece of fabric to match her blouse (the exact same fabric!) and managed to create a pretty accurate portrait of herself!
Love the glasses! If only Jane had a lime green spotty hat…
On Friday I taught another Academy class for my 3D improv Dresden Plates.
Sue was the star pupil this session, managing to almost finish during the 3 hour class (this one just needs it’s centre).
Some of the other students finished at home and sent me photos. This is by Elizabeth Ann who won one of the FOQ tickets on my Instagram giveaway!
This one is by Rhonda, she got the 3D effect spot on, love it!
I had one more quilt on show at FOQ and it was keeping really good company! Here is the first photo I’ve shared of my Tendrils quilt which is on the cover of the latest Today’s Quilter (expect a post about this in a few days!), with Karen Lewis’s gorgeous ‘Outback Wife’ quilt from Love Patchwork and Quilting to the left and Lynne Goldsworthy’s stunning log cabin from a recent TQ supplement above!
It’s a Thread House triple whammy!!
I was very prudent with my cash and bought just one pattern and one packet of needles (too busy chatting to shop!). The pattern was for this Bubble Pod by the very talented Beth Studley. I had been admiring it for the last couple of years, wondering if I could make one on my own. But this year I took the plunge and bought it. I made it as soon as I got home on Monday (I needed some fun sewing to ease myself back to work). It is an excellent pattern which I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
I am delighted with it and am using it for my stash of Aurifil 80wt!