Garden Quilts in Detail – what’s your favourite?

Check out the video of quilts from the How Does Your Garden Grow Exhibition. Today’s installment shows you my favourites up close with some time to truly appreciate them.

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I went along to this exhibition with my Mum and discovered that as well as enjoying the designs and skill in the quilt there are two important questions for any quilt show:
1) Which quilt do you like best?
2) Which quilt do you want to take home?
Turns out for both Mum and I the answer to the two questions was different – so how would you answer? Are your two answers different? Why?

The other thing I wanted to mention was that there was 4 categories in the competition – primary school age, high school age, 18-24 years, and 25-25 years. Interestingly while you can probably pick the primary school ones it’s much harder to tell what age the others’ are which is probably a good thing, and amazes me how young some people start. Ah well, I’ll just persevere on the principle that practice gets us closer to perfection.


About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.
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2 Responses to Garden Quilts in Detail – what’s your favourite?

  1. I liked a lot of them, but I think my very favorites were the Dresden plate and Grandmother’s flower garden variations – I love it when people give a new twist to something I’ve seen all my life, especially when I know I would never have thought of it!

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