WARNING: This post has LOTS of photos in it! 🙂
I’ve attended the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair each year for the last 5 or 6 years now, and never tire of seeing the amazing selection of quilts on show. Being a novice wannabe quilter myself, I find it really inspiring to see how others use fabric and stitching and embellishments in their creations, and I’ve also enjoyed attending some of the workshops in the last couple of years as well. I particularly like seeing the various challenges, whether it be to use a particular fabric or to work to a theme – with such a broad range of entries, it’s always interesting to see the different interpretations and ideas.
Here’s a selection of some of the quilts on show – not all of them were to my personal taste, but some of the work and time involved was so incredible I thought they still deserved inclusion.
First of all, some of the challenges – this first one involved use of a zebra striped fabric in the quilt (you can see a piece of it in the bottom right corner of one of the second prize photo):
Celebration of Colour challenge:
AQC Challenge – True Blue entries:
Next, a few animal/bird quilts:
And finally, medallion or patterned quilts (for want of a better description!):
Some pretty amazing work, isn’t there? Highly unlikely that I’ll ever achieve anything even close to these standards, but I still get a lot of pleasure and fun out of my attempts, which keeps me happy! 🙂