Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Patchwork Quilt

This Saturday sees the opening of the V&A's Quilts 1700-2010 exhibition, including recent works by Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.  The museum has also comissioned a number of contemporary artists to produce work for this exhibition.  There will be 65 beautiful handcrafted quilts on display, many from the V&A's own collection, dating from 1700.  The museum's shop, http://www.vandashop.com/  will also be selling precut lengths of fabric, wih a 50cm x 75cm piece starting at £3.50. 

If you are inspired to make your own quilt, Liberty's have also produced a new range of fabrics specifically for patchwork quilts.  This limited edition range can be found at http://www.liberty.co.uk/, costing £11.50 per metre.

A patchwork quilt is a labour of love, taking many hours to produce, which makes this beautiful addition to our homes out of our reach because of this very reason.  Yet there are some gorgeous quilts available to purchase, made by crafters / designers who will even accept commissions to ensure you get the design and colours you want.



Available from Handmade by Louisa



Available from Fannie-Lou's



Available from My Sweet Rose



Available from A Lucky Child

Feeling inspired?

Quilt patterns can be found :

'In Stitches' by Amy Butler

3 comments:

Mollimoo said...

Beautiful, I love patchwork quilts, they are so special & these are all really gorgeous! X

two hippos said...

I am really looking forward to the exhibition, I am sure there will be lots to inspire.

Sue, Lynwoodcrafts said...

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