Festival of Quilts: modern quilt round-up

Bauble II by Tatyana Duffie

Hands up who made it along to The Festival of Quilts this past weekend! We had the pleasure of spending a few days at the show – admiring quilts, stroking fabrics and meeting up with all of our quilty pals. Here’s a handful of our top picks from the event:

Go with the Flow by Maria Coxon

Go with the Flow by Maria Coxon

We loved the way that these V&Co Ombre Metallic fabrics flowed in Maria Coxon’s rainbow Bargello design.

Fina by Lisa Hofmann-Maurer

Fina by Lisa Hofmann-Maurer

Past LP&Q contributor Lisa’s vibrant blue and orange quilt caught our eyes as we wondered past the competition quilts!

Sewology by Angela Hounsell

Sewology by Angela Hounsell, pattern by Pen + Paper Patterns

Angela Hounsell’s Sewology quilt blocks pop against a dramatic dark background.

Mad Cow by Teresa Summerfield

Mad Cow by Teresa Summerfield, pattern by Violet Craft

Who can resist Violet Craft’s clever FPP cow pattern!? Teresa Summerfield combined cotton and linen for a textured effect.

Rainbow Tiny Sampler by Jodie Tawn

Rainbow Tiny Sampler by Jodie Tawn, pattern by Kitty Wilkin

We’ve loved seeing Kitty Wilkin’s Tiny Sampler blocks pop up on our Instagram feeds this year – they’re even tinier than you’d expect in real life!

Deadmoths by Jessamie Self and Trudi Wood

Deadmoths by Jessamie Self and Trudi Wood

How striking are these moths in Jessamie Self and Trudi Wood’s group quilt?! The colours, the quilting… swoon!

Bauble II by Tatyana Duffie

Bauble II by Tatyana Duffie

Speaking of quilting, check out the intricate patterns Tatyana Duffie has stitched over her geometric design.

Finding Structure by Paula Steel

Finding Structure by Paula Steel

Paula’s dreamy colour palette and pop of stripes tick ALL the boxes for us!

Flashback by Sophie Zaugg

Flashback by Sophie Zaugg

If we were to pick a favourite improv quilt from the event, Sophie Zaugg’s Flashback design would certainly be up there!

Improv piecing by Nicholas Ball

Improv piecing by Nicholas Ball

…accompanied by the lovely Nicholas Ball’s signature triangles.

Pickle Dish Twist by Jo Avery

Pickle Dish Twist by Jo Avery

And of course, we got super excited when we saw past LP&Q quilts proudly on display – like this Pickle Dish beauty by Jo Avery!