Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Auntie Green's Garden



Wow, 3 posts in 3 days. Thought I'd just show another of the spectacular quilts I saw at the Australasian Quilt Convention. Like the others I've shown, this beautiful quilt is by Judy Day and is called Auntie Green's Garden.



I was very interested to see this quilt as I remember admiring it in a back issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine. (Haven't had time to hunt it out yet. I have every issue and the current ones are volume 16!)
Isn't the applique and hand quilting amazing? The quilt took 6 years to make and was inspired by a coverlet made in England in the middle of the nineteenth century by a lady known as Auntie Green.
I love how the zig-zags and stripes in the border are made from lots of different fabrics. Auntie Green's Garden (love that name!) won second prize at the Sydney Quilt Show in 2003 in the Professional Predominantly Applique category. All I can say is that the quilt that won first prize must have been awesome.
Hope you are as inspired as I was.

28 comments:

  1. Oh thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I am in AWE of her work and just love being able to see these pictures and see the fabrics she used.
    Was the pattern in the magazine too, do you remember?
    thank you. I hope you will share more of the quilts she has made.
    Does she sell patterns of her work?
    Kathie

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  2. This is a marvellous quilt. Can't imagine how many hours she has been working on this one.

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  3. I remember admiring that quilt in a back issue, I must still have it, I can't part with my Australian magazines they are the best. You easter eggs are going to be darling.

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  4. That quilt is amazing! It's one of my favorites that Judy has made, although they are all exquisite. So many fabrics and pieces and they are all expertly chosen and sewn. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That is one awesome quilt. Many many hours spent on the applique and even more hours on the quilting. Love it thank for sharing. The name is so cute.

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  6. To be able to do work like that...6 years, thats dedication....

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  7. Thanks for the stunning photos of this wonderful quilt. 6 years is certainly a long time but what a result.
    Bev C

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  8. WOW, her work is spectacular, thank you so much for showing it to us! Great pictures.

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  9. Wow this quilt is impressive! I love it

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  10. This quilt is a MASTERPIECE, you're absolutely right..I'm still a beginner and making appliquè takes a lot of time for me..six years to make it? I would have spent 10 at least.
    Thanks for your visit!! it's fantastic thinking that we can communicate and see each others'works from such a distance!
    Bye!
    Chiara

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  11. Incredible quilt! One could stare at it for hours, just taking it all in!

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  12. OMG!! The work in that quilt..... it is just divine!!
    X sarah

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  13. Imagine spending 6 years on a quilt, I am not that patiennt, gorgeous though!
    Wool felt..I use texta for cutting lines and just make sure I cut inside, have also used the dissolvable paper that you stitch through.
    Love the rabbits, and the big appliqued (?) leag type quilt a few posts back, isn't that stunning, cheers, Tracey

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  14. Inspired? Yes! Also very much in awe at the complexity of this very beautiful quilt. Thank you so much for sharing photos.

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  15. Oh, Christine. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous quilt pictures.
    Amazing applique and quilting... just so perfect.

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  16. Hi: This quilt just blows me away!!! My first love is applique and certainly I would have more than enough stash to make this quilt - 6 years you say? hmmmmmm
    Janet in frosty Nova Scotia, Canada

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  17. Thanks for sharing, this quilt is stunning!

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  18. Those quilts from the quit show are amazing! I think I know Judy Day as a miniature quilt maker but this quilt is not really mini, is it?! When I see such quilts I realize the long way I still have to go! Take care.

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  19. Love Auntie Green's Garden. Looking forward to seeing your finished eggs, have those earmarked for one day soon project....

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  20. This quilt is amazing. Must have taken for ever to make! I would never be pacient enough to make anything like it. But it is realy great to enjoy the quilt and dream on..

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  21. Wow! What a quilt. Thanks so much for posting the pictures.

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  22. You want Vol 5 No 1 2 & 3 for Auntie Green's quilt. Well, the centre of it.
    I would love the whole pattern.
    Dorothy
    coultergreenfield@yahoo.com

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  23. Does anyone have Vol 5 no 1 and 2 to share,I have found no 3.

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    1. did you ever locale vol 5 nos 1 and 2?

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  24. If anyone has volume 5 no 1,2, and 3 they want to sell, I want to buy them. I live in the USA.
    Eileen Taylor

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  25. Hi,
    Are you interested in selling Australian patchwork quilting magazine volumen 5 issue 3? I am looking for it.
    My email is marianbierge@hotmail.com

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine