I was particularly drawn to these "gardening" quilts that were on display at the show - maybe because Mr F is a gardener? Each morning when Alice and me went into the show we walked past this particular quilt group, and each morning I saw something different on them - they really are amazing! Anyway, I have shared a few pictures of my favourites, together with the title of the quilt and the name of the quilter, together with the accompanying information from the FOQ competition catalogue. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I did - tomorrow I'll share another group with you!
Up The Garden Path - by Jill Gray.
Hand and machine quilted and embroidered, fabric applique. Calico background, dyed cotton and silk fabric and threads. Jill states: "My interest in garden plans and symbols has been the inspiration for this piece. I have chosen a selection of plants, vegetables and fruits from my own garden and used them diagrammatically".
Hand dyed and printed fabrics including screen printing. Pieced, appliqued and quilted by hand and machine. Hand dyed cotton fabrics. Betty stated: "I love the images of trees and pathways used in garden design plans. The challenge was to combine print and stitch in different ways to achieve texture".
Painting on patchwork silks and cottons machine and hand embroidery, beads embellishment. Silk, cotton, net, machine and hand threads, beads. Jane states: My love of silk and fabric painting form the base of this contemporary quilt. My work encompasses these words and emotions - hating, thinking, energising, moving, tipping, cutting, uprooting, destroying, planning, researching, levelling, marking, building, digging, nourishing, planting, watering, growing, admiring and enjoying".
Quilting machine. Hand dyed fabric. Marianne stated: "I like my garden and the flowers"
Background painted with thickened dyes. Applique flowers. Machine quilted. Hand dyed and painted cotton. Janet stated: I looked out of the window and saw my inspiration! It was a perfect summer meadow".
Machine pieced, hand and machine quilted. Cotton and silk organza. Lisbet stated: "Inspiration from a Japanese maple tree in my garden. I used the silhouette of scanned leaves from the tree, enlarged a bit, and cut them in silk organza. Inspiration from Maggie Weiss".