The TWISTED THREAD SHOW in London OLYMPIA
Up at 6.30 out the door by 7am at my friends by 7.30 and on the road at 7.34 ! Yup just the 100 + miles to London around the M25 ( think worst road ever ) and disasterous parking . THankfully we got parked eventually at a good friends in North London and ran for the train and from there on it was ................. whoooohhooooo!!!
NOw Twisted thread takes several forms and Olympia I have to say was A, a mish mash and quite poorly laid out and organised. THere wasn't a lot of fabric stalls and most were pretty routine and mucho dinaro but there were one or two jewels inthe crown .
500 quilts and banners/pennats mde for the 2012 Olympics were on display . THe quilts are breing given to the teams and athletes of both the Para Olympics and the Olympics. Work varied from small lap quilts in sherbert colours to HUGE quilts in vivid high contrast colours . Some "modern" styling was visible however traditional still held the sway and not suprosingly because the majority of the quiltingp articipants are over a certain age .
So I am including a few shots of quilts I liked or thought were good examples. Some were greaqt one or two were absolutely AMAZING and a couple ... well I'll say nothing .
You may see some of these at the International Festival of Quilts and I hope to go and see the major exhibitions later this year .
OK I lied ... this is a quilt a long being done by my partner in crime Denise ... a whole town made with the most fiddly diddly bits of fabric !! The woman is nuts .
Right I liked this one as I have a bit of a love of whirlygig I really liked the colours and it was jsut a really really pretty quilt ..
very traditional but again pretty ... reminded me of salmon and cucumber sandwiches.
a wonky scrappy .
NOw this I adored ......................... until .................. I spotted that they had fitted a lace frill to the top of every wavey arm.... WTF! so please feel free to admore from a point where you can't see that abomination.
bento box in ornage ( sorry for the wobble I was getting dehydrated and hungry at this point . )
Another salmon and watercress creation and these are so easy ... some neutral space.