Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Making the Australian Quilt"

is an exhibition on at the National Gallery of Victoria 

at the moment.

This is just a small sample of my favourites....

This is one made of hexagons about one centimetre 


tiny, tiny pieces, even tinier stitches!

Love the border of this log cabin...

How modern is this one?

and this pretty one!

 Bright stars with black!

And this half-rectangle low-volume one, 

with red stitching, hand done, of course.

So much inspiration, 

I may have to go back again!



  1. It's such a great exhibition. I'm already wishing I could go back and see it.

  2. How fabulous, hope it comes to NZ. I think the creator of that hexi quilt was probably almost blind upon completion of that.

  3. Thanks for taking us along. Those would have been amazing to see in person.

  4. Impressive quilts - especially the hexie one.

  5. Thanks for sharing ~ can't wait to visit, just waiting for a friend to recover from an operation.

  6. It was definitely worth the visit. (I went last Saturday.) I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Seeing quilts this old with all that information reminds me of the importance of putting a label on our quilts.

  7. This seems to be a wonderful exhibition! You MUST visit it again :-) I have never seen a quilt exhibition in a museum here in Germany... There aren't any... :-(

  8. I love that there is an exhibit pertaining to the Australian quilt, as there is really a unique quality to many that I see--a marrying of fabrics and visual textures that is so appealing. You must have been in heaven!

  9. amazing quilts - they are such fun to study. I love the applique especially

  10. I really enjoyed it too! Such an eye opener for me :)

  11. I think a few of those old quilts are in the book about Australia's quilts that Di J. gave me when I visited there. Neat designs made back in the day when a woman spent a lifetime on one quilt, likely because supplies for more weren't available. And I know some were made by convicts during ship crossings. Really interesting stuff.

  12. Wonderfully inspiring it must be to visit an exhibition like this one.

  13. Gulp... at times it's hard to believe some of the designs are historic pieces. And those hexies...!!

  14. Thanks for sharing those quilts. The teeny teeny tiny hexagons are amazing. I can't imagine making something that size from something so very small.

  15. Wished I didn't live so far away...... Amazing is all reports i get......


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