Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm back!

Well I am back from our holiday down in the Algarve, where I managed to get a bit of sun. I even went in the sea this year, the water was lovely and warm! Then I dashed off to the UK for a couple of days to see my family and visit the Quilt Festival in Birmingham and catch up with Angela and Garen, my friends who used to live here in Portugal.

There was so much to see at the show in Birmingham. I took so many photos, which will be impossible for me to show all of them here, but what stuck out for me was a quilt made by Pauline Ineson called Floral Dimension, in the category of Traditional Quilt, which she won. It was described in the catalogue as "The 3 dimensional flowers and French nots were all created by machine. No Painting drawing or invisible thread used." Here it is. It took me a few attempts to get this photo, as so many people had to have a close up look at the work in the quilt.
And here are a couple of close ups of the blocks.

So beautiful.
I also fell in love with Miniature Quilts 
which has 128 points to the compass! And here is one by Dorian Walton exhibition which measures approximately 15 cm x 19cm finished!
Anyone for a cake!
and what about this for a bag ladies.
I could go on and on to show you the 100+ pictures I took and it wouldn't show everything that I saw. I am sure that each year there are more and more talented people taking part in the competition. The starting age is 5 years of age. People from all over the world take part in this competition as well.
And all the shops that were there...... just as well I set a limit as to how much I could spend or DH would not be very happy with me.But it wasn't enough, as always, each time more things that you must have!
Well back to preparing projects for the coming months and dare I say it Christmas projects!