Tuesday, October 30, 2012

AMQA Inc. Quilt Show

At the end of September I attended the Australian Machine Quilting Association Quilt Show for 2012.  This show was held in conjunction with the Australian Machine Quilting Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  I was pleased to be able to enter a couple of quilts that I quilted for Sandy and Carol. Here are the photos of their quilts hanging in the show. 

Sandy has made a beautiful quilt as part of her sewing group, they shared fabric so there are a lot of variety in the thongs. 


 Sandy's quilt 'Aussie Thongs'



Here are a few close ups.

The border is made of log cabin blocks and the quilting design is called 'Beaches' by Anne Bright.

The bright colours work so well and the background fabric was  a great choice for a beach.

Sandy should be quite proud of her quilt as it caught the eye of Ricky Timms who had come to Festival to teach.  I was told he thought it a great quilt.

I really like the flower thongs and you can also see the quilting pattern in this photo, a pair of things, a shell, some water lines.

Another quilt I entered was made by Carol.  Carol must have an enormous scrap bucket as she has made at least 4 of the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilts.  Bonnie Hunter is well known for her scrappy style.

This quilt is the pattern 'Carolina Christmas'.

Carol's quilt 'Fantasia'

Carol does wonderful piecing and her quilts are a dream to quilt.  The preparation and care taken by Carol make for a great result.

Some close ups.

 Not sure what these are called, whirlygigs, friendship star variation.

The star within a star block. Carol decided on a pattern called Fantasia by Lorien Quilting for this quilt. The curves balance it nicely. 

Pieced borders are very typical for a quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter and Carol does them so well.  

In this photo you can see the quilting goes off the edge of the quilt but you can also see the line of stay stitching Carol has done. 

Stay stitching on a pieced border is a good idea.  It prevents any of these small seams starting to undo when the quilt is handled which can then become a problem when quilting.

A long post but I wanted to show a number of photos of each of these quilts. 

 If you are interested in knowing more about either AMQA Inc. or AMQ Festival please follow the links on the right of this blog.

Happy Quilting

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