Sunday, 18 August 2013

Festival of Quilts - Small beauties

I don't know if you are already fed up with pictures from Festival of Quilts. I take the risk and show you today a selection of quilts from the Miniature challenge. These quilts are not just small quilts they have to look like scaled down ordinary quilts.
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The winning quilt, Kumiko Frydl's 'Rose of Versailles' you have already seen (if you've read this post).

Susan Corke made this wonderful 'Little Broken Dishes' quilt:






Here is Dorian Walton's 'Buzz Saw':




























I liked Cynthia Keegan's clever use of print in her 'Hiden Diamonds':
































May I show you my own 'Bella Knotty', a candle wicking quilt made up of Colonial knots.



























A set of bedding, could be seen, not amongst the Miniatures, but in the Creations challenge.
Sue Treavor made several small mattresses and a tiny quilt for the 'Princess and the Pea'.




























Of course, quilts can also be worn. Here is Jacquie Harvey's 'Waistcoat', and I think the coat on the left is Susan Lorange's 'Of this Earth'.

16 comments:

  1. I like the miniatures. Is there a size limit to be in this category?
    I'd like to be there to see them all myself, but since I can't be I'm happy you are sharing.

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    1. The miniatures are easy and difficult to make! Easy because it is not a large area to quilt, difficult because everything has to be scaled down, e.g. the stitches have to be really tiny.
      The quilts must not be over 30 cm. Mine measures 10x20 cm.

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  2. thanks for more photos Queeinie, I did not see the mattresses or the coat, never mind next year I will have more time.

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    1. I think you need FIVE days to see all there is to see. Start saving up now!

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  3. What fabulous work. If anyone dues not want to see more thy do not have to read. Keep them coming please.Tricia

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  4. Thanks for sharing these lovely quilts. I always love small quilts.

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    1. You need to see them up close to appreciate the size. Some quilters make two quilts for the Festival - one large and a miniature copy.

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  5. Always love to see more Quilts. princess and pea made me laugh. Wearable's are so beautiful. Thank you keep them coming.

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    1. Isn't the Sleeping princess charming?
      OK, I'll post some more photos.

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  6. What lovely small quilts,the quilt that you have made is such a delicate design and pattern, very nicely done!

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    1. Thank you. Unfortunately it was hung high up and with no good light source. I doubt many people saw it. I'll have to make a more colourful one for next year, ha, ha!

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  7. Fed up? Not a chance! Thanks for all the wonderful photos, Carin. Especially the princess and the pea, LOL! I've never done candlewicking. Yours looks so nice. I love knots, so maybe I should try it someday.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie
      A knotted quilt is a great way to embroider a quilt instead of quilting it, if you see what I mean.

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  8. I always like looking at the minitures, these are great.

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