Friday, 5 August 2016

my festival of quilts entry

 Yep you heard it right,
I have entered, my first ever quilt show!
I feel quite insane now the Festival of Quilts is upon us.
I just wanted to give anyone visiting the heads up.
I havent entered for any sort of fame,
I've entered as a life goal,
and because I'd like to share this quilt with 
my friends and followers.
Please be kind....it is not one of those perfectly machined quilts
Its 100% handsewn and hand quilted.
The Exhibition runs from 11th to the 14th of August
at the Birmingham NEC UK
I will be attending on Sunday afternoon.
Thanks again for stopping by 
Clare x





28 comments:

  1. Stunning! I hope you win an award.

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  2. Beautiful! I can see you worked very hard on this. I hope to become this skilled some day.

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  3. Best of luck in the show! Looks beautiful hanging in the garden!

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  4. Wow! This is amazing, well done...a quilt to be shown, that's for sure! :) xxx

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  5. Wow, it's so very beautiful... It's sings of a very talanted woman, best of luck.

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  6. brilliant! Look forward to seeing at FoQ!

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  7. Love it! Personally I find the slightly wonky imperfect quilts to have more soul than pure perfection. And I love the use of the tablecloth for a backing....that is a tablecloth yeah? Good luck and embrace the hanging of a quilt not the judgey bit. If you love it that is all that matters.

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  8. Clare! This is so lovely!! I can't even imagine how many hours the piecing took. Beautifully done. Bravo!!
    Tracy

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  9. Wow, that is amazing! An incredible amount of work involved. Good luck, and have fun at the show.

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the idea of using a vintage tablecloth (?) for the backing!
    I adore your work and wish I was half as talented and consistent with my sewing.

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  11. It's stunning! I can't wait to see it 😁 xx

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  12. Your quilt is incredible! Can you tell me please what the pattern is, did you design it?

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  13. good luck. great looking quilt.

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  14. I wish I could come and see this in person - it's stunning. much more interesting than
    "one of those perfectly machined quilts"

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  15. That looks amazing, congratulations !!

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  16. I will get a chance to see it on Saturday. Looking forward to a closer inspection. It deserves a wider audience.

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  17. It is a beautiful quilt and now people can see it and appreciate it in person! It looks like a kaleidoscope image to me - just beautiful. And in my mind there is nothing so charming as hand quilting!

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  18. It's marvelous! I admire your decision to enter the quilt show. I too have entering a quilt in a quilt show on my bucket list. I haven't done it yet; too intimidated by those long arm machine-quilted ones. I would like to see quilt shows have two categories so our work in hand-piecing and hand-quilting could be recognized for its worth. I love the meditative feeling of EPP stitching. Currently working on LaPassacaglia. Love your Carousel! Marsha from QuilterinMotion.net

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  19. Clare, this is just amazing! The most beautiful quilt and I can't imagine you have pieced and of course quilted it all by hand! Congratulations for your quilt show entry! Wish I could come to see this live! x Teje

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  20. can't think of another adjective to add that has not already been posted! thanks for sharing this beauty:)

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  21. This is absolutley the most beautiful quilt I have seen !!! You have inspired me to get mine back out and get to work. I just love everything about this quilt. Your color choices are just perfect and Oh....look at the back. I love the backing !! Please keep us posted. This is also one of my goals!! You have so inspired me !!!

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  22. Clare, this is a beautiful quilt. Well done. Everyone who sees it at the show will find joy in looking at at!

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  23. Into the competition world with a bang! Beautiful

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  24. Your quilt is JUST AMAZING , stunning , such BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! L

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  25. Love it and love the backing! Lots of work went into that quilt and you should be proud!

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  26. Lovely!!! Congratulations from Greece!

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