Sunday, 25 October 2015

Attic Window Quilt & Malvern Show

Had a busy, tiring week, ending with a trip to the Autumn Quilt Show in Malvern. A long journey there and back as Fridays are always extra busy on the motorways, but we all really enjoyed it.

Winter Village, Attic Window Quilt.
This week I finished this Christmas quilt in double quick time. 
A fairly small quilt and it measures 42 inches x 50 inches.
 My friend Josie told me about the tutorial video for it on Missouri Star Quilt Co site and I wanted to try it out. It was so quick and easy to make, especially with the help of the excellent video instruction. I have found that MSCO tutorials are so easy to follow and their presenter Jenny gives good hints, tips and shortcuts for the easy ways to make quilts.
I love the 3D effect it gives of the scene through the windows.

Here's a taster of the Malvern Show.......So many fabulous stands
The Contented Cats
Tudor Rose
Lots of dolls and Christmas makes on display. 
 some of my favourite exhibits......
 mind bogglingly amazing detail.....
 loved these small arty quilt hangings.....
a great way to use up scraps.
 The black really makes the pinwheels pop giving a 3D look. Simple but clever.
 This close up of a large quilt really shows the quality and detail of the exhibits.


10 comments:

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jo, thanks for the visit to mine and your kind comments. I love looking at your work, the Christmas quilt is gorgeous. I taught textiles for over 30 years so very much enjoy popping over to see what you're up to. Best wishes and happy crafting, Angela x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Jo,

Your quilt is amazing! I honestly don't know if I'd be able to sew a straight line!! The show looks like it was a lot of fun and I can just imagine as a quilter how dazzling and exciting all the quilts, dolls ad other things made would be a bit overwhelming but fun!

Hugs,
Kay

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! What beautiful quilts! I like your 3d Christmas quilt. (same technique as the 3d pin wheels)
Thanks for sharing,
Have a good week,
Lisca

Cardarian said...

Hi Jo!
The quilt is amazing - really nice Christmas quilt and the I really like the Malvern photos! Thank you for sharing! Speak soon!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

tilly said...

what stunning work, I'm afraid mine will never reach those dizzy hights! lol....sounds like you need a few days rest with some gentle sewing ;
Tilly x

Diane-crewe said...

looks like a great day ... we were there in May xx

Twiglet said...

Such lovely work on show there Jo! x

Neet said...

Enjoyed your photos of the quilt show but that Winter Village Attic Window Quilt is something else. I wish you had brought it with you so I could see it. Next time please. It is absolutely fantastic!
Hugs, Neet xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had planned to visit sooner, but of course, I got caught up in real life events. Your quilt is phenomenal. I like that the blocks are all different, except one. It really makes you look.

The Malvern show was wonderful. Of course, I like the art quilts, but the traditional ones are really over the top. I'm so glad you shared them.

Helen said...

Your quilt is fantastic, what an amazing effect - gorgeous!! the show looks wonderful too, and well worth the trip.