My First Quilt Exhibition

I have been thinking about this for a while now, but I have finally decided to enter a quilt into an exhibition for the first time. Actually I’m really going for it and entering two! The exhibition is 31/8/12-2/9/12 and held in Aylesford, Kent. It is an annual event to raise money for a local charity, The Heart of Kent Hospice which is a great cause. I went last year and there was a great display of quilts as well as lots of fabric and others supplies to buy. Have a look here to find out a bit more about it.

At the moment both quilts are unfinished so I have got my work cut out, but hey I work well under pressure ha!

The first one is a single bed quilt I am making for Monster no1. He chose the fabrics (I think there maybe quilting in his future) which are mostly Aneela Hoey Sherbet Pips and I have finished the top. I decided to call it Go Fetch!

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I plan on backing it in the same fabric (not decided how yet though) and I have some red polka dot on white for the binding.

The second is a lap quilt, about 51″ square, called Country Garden. I haven’t actually started sewing yet but I did finish cutting and planning it last night. I’m really liking it so far and can’t decide whether to keep it for my living room or sell it at the exhibition.

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Sorry about the dodgy photo but I didn’t finish working on it until 2 o’clock this morning, I hope you can get the idea though. I love how all the clashing prints just all seem to come together. I’m not really sure what to do with the back though, what do you think? Something plain? Or maybe a bright larger floral, pink or purple? All ideas greatly received!

Well I suppose I should stop talking about it and start sewing, I have a busy few weeks ahead. Hope you enjoy your sewing this weekend too.

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