Striated Stars By: Rebecca Collins. Machine pieced and hand quiltedUsing a collection of twenty year old striped fabrics the quilt was originally made for the Stars & Stripes Challenge.
Grandmother's Flower Garden by: Mary Reader. Entirely hand madeI understand that the coloured florals are original 1920/30s fabric which presented a challenege when handling 51 fragile rosettes.
Gello Twist by Patsy Perrin. I use a spreadsheet to decide the position and size of each patch, then pin them onto a large sheet. I love the dynamism of bargello, doodling the design and the challenge of making the intricate pattern.
Four Flowers by Hanne Asbey. Hand applique from our own design and free hand quilted on a husqvarna miqa quilter embellisher with swarovski crystals. My own applique design based on norwegian rosemaling alternating with rolling star blocks. Free motion quilted flowers to complement the blocks.
Here and There by Florence McCarthy. Scrap quilt machine pieced and quilted. Cotton and cotton mix fabrics used. Fabric collected on several trips to America combined with my stash from England.
Izome (Japanese Navy Blue) by Carolyn Gayton. Challenving part was cutting 1/4 circle adding to square and then making small squares to give abstract design combining four fabrics. Inspired to use traditional Japanese fabric "izome" in abstract way and combining traditional Japanese stitch "sashiko", blending four fabrics together.
Cap'n Carters Cover RR by Susan Robinson, Pieced by machine and hand quilted on a grace frame. A grandchild with a love of dophins and all things pirate.
Audaciously Embedded (in spite of my better judgement) by Alison Davies. A project exploring the potential of striped and checked fabrics including recycled shirts, trousers, pyjamas. Machine pieced, hand quilted. The title refers to a particularly audacious donation of boxer shorts: ethically and aesthetically questionable, but accommodated in spite of my equivocations.
Le Jardin des Roses by Malgorzata Kusmirek. Medallion quilt; hand seqn, appliqued and quilted (95%). Hand silk ribbon embroidered. My inspiration is my garden and my passion for English roses, their colours, structure and aroma.
All over the Trails from Queyras by Sophie Kirchhoff. Collection of pascal nd Beatrix fabrics, pieced an applique for borders, decoupage in the centre, all by hand. "Paper Decoupe" by Marie Helene Chevillon Graver, her book and meeting her at an artisanal market in Queyras.
Midnight Garden by Anne Maundrell. Needleturn applique by hand using silk thread and batik fabrics. Machine quilted on domestic sewing machine. Inspired by a piece of Indonesian sarong fabric featuring exotic flowers and birds, which was too nice to cut up.
Alone- or Together? by Anne Ronningen. Machine piecing and long arm quilting by me. Silk front and backing. Batting: qotton and poly (2 layers). Star shape - one star can appear as one- two- or three stars. symbolises loneliness/togetherness
A Year in Flowers by Edna Marie Nylen. Hexagon paper pieces, sewn by hand, quilted by hand.
The Fine Cell Wok Signature Quilt by Fine Cell Work Billingdon Quilting Group. This wuilt is made in a traditional Turkey red and white design. Once the stars were hand pieced and quilted, each block was sandwiched together and quilted using quilt as you go method. the 19th century signature quilts were our inspiration. The quilt has the signatures of the 72 important figures whose lives have some bearing on design, textiles and prison.
Postage Stamp Quilt by Janice Monteith and Karen Florey. Hand cut and hand paper pieced. Long arm quilted. I've always wanted to make a postage stamp quilt and there it is, with a modern twist.
Four Go Deco by Passepartout (Pat Taylor, Joan Fogg, Pat Lumsdale & Wendy Parke). Fabrics and colours to reflect the art deco era using a mixture of techniques. The group challenged Joan Fogg to start our project. Joan created and art deco square with her trademark applique flowers.
Fire and Ice by Off the Wall (Jane Appelvee, Elizabeth Crothers, Catherine Cass, Helen Hay, Jo Riley, Joanne Scott, Judy Wrate, Mary Morrison, Pat Robbins, Shirley Morrice). This mixed media hand dyed cotton quilt was made using applique, free machining, painting, soluble fabric, fusing and embellishing. Fire and Ice: volcanic eruptions, icebergs, warm reds, cool blues, jagged ice, smooth lava flows and billowing ash clouds.
Messages by Widdington Quilters (Caroline Lloyd, Ashely Hall, Jane Horton, Debbie Huchins, Wendy Kemp, Cathie Southcot, and Hazel Gun). Cotton, pieced and appliqued, hand quilted. Our inspiration started with "Caroline's Cockup!" and continued with hours of contemplation. Double helix quilting was inspired by Genome centre.
Bad Rain by Ferret. Raw edge applique of Ombre fabrics. Constructed directly on the longarm system. An illustration from "Cantertown" by Cy Dethan, art by Stephen Downey used with permission.
Twig by Lucie Summers. Screen printed fabric surrounded by found papers; envelopes, vintage legers, books and catalogues. Burnt organza. Machine quilted. And experiment in light, dark and bright. The muted paper squares contrast in texture and colour with the fabric centres.
Kingsize by Gabrielle Collard. Cotton and hand stitched and hand tied quilt. A visit to the wooden shack in Tupelo where Elivis was born, and his glamorous mansion, Graceland.
Arbor Scarpifera (Shoe Bearing Tree) by Luisella Strona. Linen background, hessian and silk applique. Decorated with Swarovsky crystals, beads, ribbons and feather. Hand embroidery. Machine and hand stitched. The clark Shoe museum in Street (UK) and luxury shoe shops in London and Milan.
White Night by Irina Voronina. Materisls: linen, commercial coton, viscose and cotton, coloured by hand. Tulle, sintepon, backing. Machine quilting and stitching application. The quilt is an expression of love for St Petersburg. The most beautiful session of its life is mysterious Summer white nights.
Stormy Skies Over Saunton Beach by Sarah Welsby. Paper lamination on polyester sheer, layered with hand dyed cottons. Machine quilted. The huge skies and views of North Devon.
Japanese Dawn by Mai-Britt Axelsen. Linen, silk, hand dyed cotton, colour catchers, cotton and silk thread, fused collage, free motion machine quilted. The seventh in a series of fused quilts, where I start with fusing cream linen and silk fabrics to the wadding and then quilt it heavily, this gives me a "blank canvas" on which I can place my collage.
My Genes - Your Genes by Martine Schumann. Hand dyed cotton by the artist, machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted. The model of the double-helix consists of colour-coded sequences that define all our characteristics. A small part of my genes is shown on the quilt.
Aweleye by Bente Kultorp Andresen. Hand dyed fabric. Raw edge applique. Machine quilted. Bangarra dancer Russel Page performs in front of an untitled painting by Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Awelye means bodypaint.
Thinking of you by Julia Barker. Machine applique machine quilted. People thinking of their loved ones at war.
Hand coloured fabric , fabric collage, stencilled images, free motion quilting. Exploration of colour and texture with references to figures in the landscape.
The World Goes Around by Aliza Inbar. Blocks of "log cabin" stuck around in circles. Machine Quilting. How the volcano explosion in Iceland influenced the world.
Full Fathom Five by Anne Tuck. Hand Dyed cotton, fabric paint, stencilling with lithocoal discharge, needle turning applique technique and machine quilting. The challenge "pearls" reminded me of the words spoken by Shakespeare's Ariel: "Full Fathom five... Those are pearls that were his eyes".
Natural Selection by Helen Cowans. Coton and silk fabrics dyed with plant dye. Embroidered and quilted. Finches led Darwin to form his theory of evolution and natural selection. The natural selection of plant dyed fabrics.
Dandelion by Svana Egilson. Woll, painted silk and other fabric, machine sewing and embroidery. The beauty of dandelion once it is in the shape of a bubble. The lightness and the tenderness is fascinating.
Life in a Kaleidoscopic World by Solvi Lorentzen Krokeide. Hand pieced, hand appliqued, machine quilted. Originally made for Norwegian contest themed "lonesome, twosome, threesome"
Falling by Veronica Broadley. Screen and mixed media print. Markal. Machine quilting. A recurring dream.
All That Glitters by Jan Elliott. Cotton fabrics and threads: shimmery stuff for magpie: yarns: tulls: cotton batting. What to do with all the squares of glittery fabric in my box - offer them to a magpie!
Complementing Green by Jane Fawcett. Hand stitching - blocks of couching and dotted seeding, Machine stitching - piecing and quilting. Complementary colours, balance, proportion and the fibonacci sequence.
No Going Back by Elizabeth Sayers. Silk fabrics are hand dyed using batik, screen printing and tray dyeing, collaged and quilted with machine and hand stitching. This journey through the seasons in Windsor Forest is also an inner journey and my response to the natural world.
Black Saturday by Thelma McGough. Digitally painted. Heat transferred onto synthetic fabric by dye sublimination. Quilted by hand. Cotton backing. Warm and white cotton batting. Black saturday is a memorial quilt to the 173 people who lost their lives in the Victoria bush fires, Australia, February 2009. All the names are on the back of the quilt.
Day after Day by Irene Sharman. Journal templates used for gexagon quilt with hand and machine stitching. Fascination with template papers used in traditional quilts led me to use my journal pieces in an art quilt.
Age by Janine Ayres. Cotton sateen, repeatedly dyed-discharged to achieve background, images discharged/dyed, further images acrylic inks. Quilted in cotton and metallics. The beauty of images of age in nature.
Branch-Lines at Matlaske by Kathy Colledge. A whole-cloth quilt of hand painted cotton, densely machine quilted with Rayon thread. Trees without leaves stand like proud living sculptures, defying all tha the winter weather throws at them,
Ways to Yogyakarta by Erni Genwaider. Side parts are coloured and marbled by hand. Middle part hand batik cotton. All parts machine quilted. Attended a workshop in Yogyakarta/Indonesia held by Indarin - a famous Indones artist - several years ago. I used parts of these batik works for this quilt.
Punto Optico by Manoli Lozano. Applique, sewing maching piecing, hand quilting. In the optical Art.
Polar Ice by Pia Puonti. Strip pieced, machine appliqued, machine embroidered, machine quilted, cotton, lame, Lutradur. The melting of the polar ice concerns us all. Ice is remote, majestic and beautiful.
David by Olga Gonzalez Angulo. Technical of mosaic, applique, machine quilting. In the port of the red colour.
Changing Seasons 2 by Leslie Morgan. Dye, colour removal and screen printing techniques with machine piecing and quilting. The only certain thing is uncertainty. Change is inevitable. Seasons Change!
Nostalgic Memories by Tomoko Omura. Used free motion technique by nylon cloth and printed cloth combining. I get the inspiration when dyeing Arai Janichi's nylon cloth in various colours (a famous textile artist in that field).
Summer in the City by Kathy Unwin. Hand coloured fabric, fabric collage, stencilled images, strip piecing and free motion quilting. An exploration of colour and texture - the Summer city - attractive and vibrant but hot polluted and uncomfortable.
Summer in the City by Sheena Norquay. Fabric painting, free machine embroidered trapunto, straight, twin needle and free machine quilting. Man made, grid like structures of high rise buildings are softened in Summer with window boxes of flowers.
February Catkins - February Light by Catherin Brierley. Freezer paper foundation machine piecing, machine quilted in five section before joining. Cotton, silk and cotton sateen. Colour and light on late afternoon walks in February. Catkins moving on criss-crossing branches, quilting suggests bare ploughed fields.
Elvis by Ineke Berlyn. Fabric printed and discharged, machine pieced and quilted by hand and machine. The start was one word "elvis" at Edwina MacKinnon's course. The research brought lyrics and images printed on lots of fabric. The result of a "filmstrip" themed quilt.
Amy in the Quilt with Daisies by Ruth Parker. Drunkards path technique using appliqued circles. Machine pieced, appliqued and quilted. Inspired by a pack of Amy Butler fabrics from her "Daisy Chain" collection and a competition themed "chain reaction"
Hakuji= (White porcelain) by Niki Chandler. Sun resist dyed sheeting, photocopy transfer drawing. Reverse and direct machine applique, recycled shirting. hand and free machine quilting. 2nd quilt in series based on shadow drawings and prints of an orchid and influenced by Japanese blue and white nabeshima porcelain.
Rising out of the Flower Bed by Sheena Norquay. Printing, free machine embroidery and quilting. Coordinating bed quilt and bed throw or wall hanging. Inspired by flowers and S curves.
Prancing Horse by Dilys Fronks. Bonded fabrics, cut with wavy and pinked blades, are used for the construction. Inspired by posters, books and drawings made of local horses.
Volcanos by Patsy Perrin. Paper pieced using 10 different black and white prints with red to give it a "lift". Inspiration came from a scrap of wallpaper; just waiting to be a quilt! The lava and ash were coincidental.
Behind the Headlines by Diana Sanderson. Commercial painted and fairtrade cottons. Machine pieced and quilted. News can be so black and white. Different newspapers, different perspectives. Behind the headlines lies the truth, but whose truth?
A Rose Garden by Hiroko Fukawa. Patching and quilting by sewing machine. Embroidered with beads. Old rose garden, where roses of all shapes and sizes blossom. However no rose is the same.
A Garden on Mars by Susan Hayes. Hand and machine piecing; hand applique, machine trapunto; hand and machine quilting; hand embroidery; beading. A Martain rakes his soil into patterns and admiers his black and white flowers.
Summer in the City by Audrey Crichley. Potography, drawing, screen printing, painting, dyed and printed images of flowers and grasses. Piecing, embroidery and quliting. With all the bad news from the city of Lonfon, I felt it needed a brighter future. Blue skies, flowers and grasses gives us hope for better times.
Summer in the City by Janine Ayres. Cotton repeatedly discharged/redyed to create background. Ink printed cotton and newsprint appliqued/laminated with quilting in cotton/metallics. Contemporary images of major cities.
Time for Tea by Greta Fitchett. Soft sculpture using original templates. Hand made decorations create individual flavours and styles, using ribbon, lace, yo yos and quilting. Afternoon tea and a mouth watering display of cakes, tarts and scones displayed in a tea room, ready to be eaten.
Evanescent by Nancy Goodens. The work was constructed using various natural fabrics for texture, then hand dyed to recreate subtle shade and tone variations. A myriad array of subtle shades, tones and textures revealed in a close up photo of a purple aster daisy.
Phoenix Rising by Ferret. Hand dyed cotton sateen raw edge applique, constructed directly on longarm system. After a very bad year quilting gave me hope to follow the phoenix.
White Gold by Philippa Naylor. Whole cloth quilt, cotton wadding, free motion embroidery, quilting and trapunto. Inspired by whole cloth quilts of the N.E England by vintage costume jewelery and my love of stitch.
Pegs by Mary Mayne. Enlarged photograph. Traced and numbered each piece. Bonded shapes in groups and machined in place. Hand quilled overlapping pegs in background areas. Took photographs of pegs in my peg box. Saw the potential in them for a challenge I am thrilled with the results.
Cityscape by Luke Daymond (12-16yr category). Supervision when luke used rotary cutter only. I was born in London and love to go back. I challenged myself to use different materials in this quilt.
Just a Bit Crazy by Karin Saga. A crazy quilt centre, 25 pieces with embroidery, black border. Entirely handmade in Liberty Lawn. 2010s challenge: This quilt is half the size of last year's entry.
Small Wonders by Sue Bibby. A combination of free machine embroidery and hand stitch, layering and trapping, shadow work and applique. Delicate shapes, details and textures of the garden and the charming illustrations of Kate Greenaway and Cicely Mary Barker.
Sand Between the Toes by Sandra Goldsbrough. Foundation pieced and hand applique, hand and machine quilted, a variety of embellishment, cotton fabrics, silk threads. I love the Lincolnshire coast in all seasons. Third of a series - Spring into summer.
Fascination by Annelies Ghyselen. Hand Dyed fabrics and mixed media - machine stitcheing - raw edge and hand applique. Additional painting with sticks and acrylic - hand and machine quilting. A sea eagle flew over our region.
So here's to you, Mrs Sanderson by Dorian Walton. Recycled cotton fabric, silk threads, fabric dye. Machine pieced and quilted using hobbs thermore wadding. The well known and numerous star quilts pieced and 'stamped' by Elizabeth Sanderson (1861-1934) and her workshop in Allenheads, Northumberland.
Colours of the Seasons by Jacky Hopkin. Hand and Machine pieced and quilted, with embellishment added. Inspired by my seasonal photographs taken with colours of the season in mind.
Sweet Dreams by Margaret Morris. Hand Applique using mostly cotton fabrics and textured threads. Hand and machine quilted. I enjoy making quilts on a very small scale - this has the tiniest detail so far: inspired by children's books.
Wildwood: Spring and Autumn by Sandra Wyman. Hand dyed, painted silk tulle and organza and pelmet vilene. Cut with scalpel, layered, stitched by machine and cut back. Inspired by Wytham Woods near Oxford where I grew up.
Mission: Impossible 2 by Kumiko Frydl. Paper foundation piecing. Reverse applique. Freemotion quilting. After making a 64 points Mariner's Compass the challenge was one with 128 points.
African Vibes by Nancy Sinise. Machine pieced and quilted by me. Pattern from Hunter Star Quilts and Beyond. Quilted animals and designs original. 80t Birthday gift for my Mother - a wonderful award winning nature photographer who loved Africa.
Going Underground by Jenny Rolfe. This quilt is machine pieced using over-dyed commercial fabrics, silk and colour catchers. Machine quilted with applique added. I am fascinated by the repitition of blocks and patterns. The London Underground was my inspiration for this quilt.
Four Seasons by Barbara Biondi. Hand quilted, painted, hand embroidered, div, objected applied. Work took exactly on year (four seasons), the beautiful nature.
Ad Astra by Rebecca Handyside. Machine pieced and machine quilted. A quilt for my husband. I wanted something striking and complex. This design came to me at 2am over a year ago.
A Postcard From... by Take Five ( Holidays at home becoming increasingly popular, we decided each to choose an area in the UK with personal significance then to make a panel conveying the mood of the area and then to add 3 fabric postcards. We then persuaded Janquil's husband roy to design and make the frame. We wanted a unified piece with has stand alone sections we could keep later. We chose to make: Maureen Blake - Stirlingshire, Beverley Brown - Pembrokeshire, Janquil Hole, Carol West -Norfolk, Jane Wood - Cornwall.
Floral Dimensions by Pailine Ineson. 3 dimensional flowers and french knots were all created by machine. No Painting, drawing or invisible thread used. Floral dimensions was designed as a machine applique course with a "no hand sewing" method of joining the squares and borders.
1985 by Hazel Ryder. Dyed cotton sateen, machine pieced, hand quilted in the Welsh style, 100% wool wadding. Celebrating 25 years of marriage with 25 weeks of quilting - each is a journey, and you don't know what you will encounter on the way!
Elemental by Catherine Hill & Ferret. Pieced onto papers. Unique hand guided quilting design. Fabric is scrap "waste" strips from a patchwork shop. An exposed stratified cliff, coverage in algae and mos, wild flowers and ocean spray. The Dorset Coastline.
Fata Morgana by Fisela Banbury and Ann Taylor. Log cabin patchwork with a twist. Pieced and quilted by Machine. Visit to central Australia, with its wonderful colours.
Squared Up by Lisa Walton and Nic Bridges. Hand dyed and painted fabrics enhanced by hand made felt and sheer fabrics. Heavily quilted in variegated metallic thread. Combining contemporary geometric designs and textures with classical and intense quilting designs creating interest and beauty.
Portholes by Lucie Summers & Jenny Spencer. Hand screen printed fabric haphazardly cut and pieced to produce eclectic patchwork peeping through portholes. Freehand longarm quilted. Daughter Lucie's screen printed fabric together with mother Jenny's quilting expertise equals a combined love of colour, texture and movement.
Pay the Ferryman by Annette Morgan. Image transfer techniques, screen printed, foils and paint, machine quilted. Felixtowe ferry is a favourite place for lunch and a wealth of inspiration for artists.
Blackberry Jam Jelly and Juice by Sheena Hughes. Techniques used include screen printing using paper resists, overdyeing, discharging, machine embroidery, trapunto, outlining, and free machine quilting. Doing my City & Guilds diploma at Missenden Abbey I was inspired by the everchanging hedgerows.
Silent Sentinels by Noriko Endo. Small pieces covered with tulle. Machine appliqued. Machine embroidered. Machine Quilted. I have discovered a place of mystery and wonder. I felt nature kept some of her secrets hidden.
Winter Reflection by Susan Carr. Hand dyed cotton, machine pieced. Dusk, by a lake in Winter, in some woods where I frequently walk.
In our Dreams we are able to Fly... by Helen Dickson. Hand painted wholecloth design using acrylic paints with textile medium appliqued wing using hand and machine embroidery. Pegasus.
A Future and a Hope by Lynne Quinn. The design was developed from shapes in 'wood' and interpreted in foundation and curved piecing, using hand dyed and painted fabrics. My City & Guilds 7923 final quilt. The design development was like a journey so I included a 'storm at sea' pathway and 'light' to shine the way.
Tree Quilt by Phillipa Naylor. Hand dyed fabrics, hand applique, free motion machine quilting, wool wadding and 100% cotton wadding. A desire to make an applique quilt and to use colour again after two white wholecloth quilts.
Mood Swing - Interactive Quilt by Pat Deacon. The Initial Design is pieced - the calm side using double dyed fabric; the bright side commercial fabric. Corresponding sides were stitched around foam board and threaded onto steel rods. Each selection can be positioned flat or angled. This piece combines quilting and sculpture. It is interactive, allowing the viewer to choose complete calm or add any number of bright sections within the piece.
Inside the Leaf by Lydia Blackwell. Dupion silk with machine quilting using cotton Sulky threads. Free motion and pre-del stitches. Leaf biology - the beauty of microscopic structures of photosynthetic plants.
By: Rebecca Collins
Machine pieced and hand quilted
Using a collection of twenty year old striped fabrics the quilt was originally made for the Stars & Stripes Challenge.
My Black One by Elke Volker-Kobusch. A simple black lone star. Machine pieced and longarm quilted. Also having a white lone star, I wished to have a black one. Together they seem to stand for the light and the dark side of life.
Baltimore Dreams by Patricia Cole. Hand appliqued and embroidered. Machine quilted. Having designed the centre it inspired me to create the quilt using blocks by Patrick Cox, with my own border design.
Overleaf by Susie Corke. "overleaf" is a traditional hand pieced hand quilted sample quilt with bordered blocks set on point. Sashing strips have 3" square, pieced, eight pointed star intersections which also repeat in the border. My inspiration was the desire to produce a "scrap" quilt to include pieced blocks and applique, whilst using a wide range of fabrics. This quilt has given me much pleasure and solace throughout its somewhat extended making time!
Frugal Jane by Catherine O'Neill. Entirely hand pieced, appliqued and quilted. Even hanging sleeves and binding done all by hand. This is based on a civil war era quilt by Jane Stickle. I traded fabric with people around the world to collect the civil war reproduction fabrics harder to find here in Ireland.
Charlotte's Sweep and Weave by A Sarah Netherwood. Mixed recycled fabrics and commercial cottons, machine pieced and quilted. Charlotte likes geometrics and colourwash. I developed this pattern from a small photo of a quilt detail called "chimney sweep".