Festival of Quilts 2019

My favourite show quilt

My favourite show quilt

The Festival of Quilts 2019 seemed even bigger and better than usual.  What an exhausting day – but what a treat it was!  There were more quilts than ever and more traders than ever.  This particular quilt was high on my list of fabulous quilts.  It looks like Hawaiian style applique, but I don’t know how she made the colour variation.  Lovely!

You can see lots more about the Festival of Quilts on this link.

All those triangles!

All those triangles!

Usually I try to dash around the quilts first to get photos before it becomes too crowded.  Then I can go back slowly and just enjoy the quilts.  However that didn’t work on this quilt – I couldn’t get a photo of the full quilt, but isn’t it beautiful.

Clever quilts

Delicate and eyecatching

Delicate and eyecatching

I loved the delicacy of this quilt.  It’s a wedding ring style quilt with white and purple triangles around each oval.  Beautiful fabrics.

Clever tumbling blocks

Clever tumbling blocks

Does this count as tumbling blocks?  We all love tumbling blocks and this one was a particularly clever version.  Not only the design itself, but the colour placement – just everything about it!

I can only gasp in awe at the thought of the technical aspects of making this quilt.

Stunning quilt

Stunning quilt

Sometimes it’s the sheer exuberance of a quilt that amazes me.  Another one that I can only dream about making – all those gorgeous colours so beautifully placed.  A really stunning quilt.

Optical illusion quilt

Optical illusion quilt

This quilt was amazing.  I didn’t realise quite how clever it was until another visitor pointed it out to me.  Behind the screen the animal changes depending on whether you are looking from the left, the centre or the right.  I wish I knew how to make such a clever quilt.

Baltimore Album quilts

Baltimore Album quilt

Baltimore Album quilt

Apart from the main exhibition there are always separate quilt galleries scattered throughout the area.  One of these this year was of Baltimore Album quilts.  They were all beautiful, but this particular one struck me because of the diagonal setting – very pretty.

I have only been able to bring you a small selection of the many beautiful quilts on show at the Festival of Quilts 2019 but I hope it’s given you a flavour of this wonderful show.

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  1. Elizajane says:

    Thank you Rose for the lovely quilt pattern and pictures of the quilt Festival. In
    June I attended the National Canadian Quilt show, There were quite a few Optical illusion quilts, I was so excited to see the inventiveness of todays quilters.

  2. Thank you Rose. Another beautiful quilt. And the lovely quilts at the Festival of quilts.

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