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Sunday 9 September 2012

BEWARE: Excessive Quilt Photos

I love September and in to October because it is the time of year that local quilt shows abound and all culminate at the big event....the Brisbane Quilt Show.....*drool and swoon*

Today I ventured over to Samford for their annual group Quilt Show.  Inititially, I was a little disappointed as there seemed to be a lot less on display and no quilt challange to be in awe of.  Still, I found lots to photograph for you.  Maybe you better grab a cuppa!

This is one block of a whole quilt made out of Cathedral Windows.  Hand pieced and spectacular.
A rather large quilt made out of hexi's - hand pieced and hand quilted.
This quilt was made from a Dianne Johnston design. It is needleturned which was a first for the quiltmaker. She did a beautiful job and I gave this quilt my viewers choice vote.

There were lots of lovely bright and cheery quilts which I loved.
This one was a small quilt made up of 3" blocks and the border was appliqued with gorgeous tulips...ahhhh, tulips! one of my big loves.
Here is a close-up of the quilting which made the quilt pop even more.
I thought this add-a-line quilt looked fun to make.  It is sold as a BOM (or should that be ROM?)from The Quilters Corner.
I especially loved the houses and the birds on a wire.

Had enough yet.....? I am going to take pity on you and put the rest in a collage.

I didn't walk past the sales tables with my wallet unscathed and picked up some lovely London themed fabrics and another pack of fat 1/4s.  They were really expensive, but that is why I slave away at a computer 3 days a week! I also found a couple of moda charm packs at a reasonable price and a cute panel of sewing haberdashery items.

All in all, it was a lovely morning out and I met up with some people I know from here and there. It always amazes me that Samford is only a 20 minute drive from my house but it has such a lovely rural feel to it.  I took this photo of the Samford Valley from the road home. The village is nestled in there somewhere.

 Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!


  1. Sounds like you ah a great time -the redlands quilt show was great and I also made a few purchases. Can you tell me which retailer has London themed fabrics?? I am on the lookout for that sort of thing. Thanks

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all the incredible quilts with us , some truly beautiful work and I think I would have voted for that quilt as well , she sure did an amazing job for a first time doing needle turn .Enjoy your day:-)

  3. Ooooh, those are gorgeous! What fun to see them all! Thanks for sharing your morning with us and glad you had such a great time!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures. I love seeing the quilts in shows.

  5. Wow. Thanks for sharing these quilts with those of us who long for quilt shows. Loved the landscape picture too. Our autumn is arriving, and it's not nearly as pretty as your spring.

  6. Thanks for sharing the inspirations! I love that row quilt. This is the most beautiful n creative row quilt i've seen.. Makes me want to try one..


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