Sunday, 14 August 2011

Wow! Wow! Wow!

If anyone is joining along with Lynne of Lily's Quilts Hexalong then this stunner will make your eyes water and make you go weak at the knees. 

This is a close up so you can get an idea of the size of the hexagons - possibly 1 inch width at widest
And this is the full size quilt .........
Unfortunately I don't have the name of person who made it, the details were not in the Festival of Quilts catalogue, but whoever they are they are a HUGE Green Day fan, this is their lead singer and it is an incredible likeness.

I feel like I spent the whole of Friday catching flies!!!  The standard of work was absolutely amazing.  At one point I overhead a conversation between two women about how they were starting to glaze over they had seen some many stunning quilts.  I had to agree, it did kind of become an assault on the senses, but in a very positive way.  So much to see/admire/drool over and most definitely not enough time.  One day is just not enough, we had hardly any time to view the stands but I did manage to squeeze in a little shopping :-)

More on that later and some more pictures of stunning quilts.  I've never driven 350 miles in 1 day before, never mind doing it again 2 days later, I'm feeling fairly exhausted today and I still have to organise the packing for going up north tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to a restful holiday, with a little hexagon sewing coming along to join the fun.


susan said...

Iwas there Friday! Sorry I missed you. I have a photo of that quilt too. It was awe inspiring - but I am never going to try anything like that. I would lose my mind doing such tiny hexies!

Sarah said...

Glad you had such a great time! That drive must've been painful, so I'm really pleased for you that it was worth it!

Lynz said...

Holy crap, totally did a double take at Billie Joe there! Have a nice time away - make Pedro drive!!

Janine said...

That quilt is unbelievable! I'm glad you enjoyed the festival and hope you have a restful next week :)