Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Medieval Coat of Arms by Kay W.

This was a challenge!  Then I realised that all the knights engaging in mortal combat had coats of arms on their chests.  So I researched our family's coat of arms and found this version.  It would be nice to think that in times gone by a knight of the realm fought with distinction under this banner!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Knight Protection - Helen

My research of Medieval shields lead to an amazing collection of images and information including types, construction, symbols of recognition, colours and designs of shields. Hope you enjoy your quilts, Mary.

A Medieval Knight from Lynn

"Medieval" conjured up pictures of colourful costumes and knights, and when I found the chain mail fabric (coloured with my grey fabric pen), I had to create a knight for defending damsels in distress.
Enjoy your medieval masterpieces, Mary.
Best wishes from Lynn.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Medieval 'M ' for Mary by Anna

I do love the old English Script from Medieval times with all the fancy embellishments around the letters. Here is my version of an M for you Mary done in that style. Very pleased that I have caught up with myself at last and managed to get this out on time.Enjoy your little quilts Mary, love Anna.

For King and Country by Kerry

Very traditional interpretation of Medieval but I love the stories of King Arthur and Maid Marion.Played with stamps,foils and paint. Enjoy your little knight,Mary.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Il Palio di Sienna" stitched by Margie

Picture the jockeys racing around the Piazza del Campo in Sienna, as they have done since medieval times, dressed in the bright colours of their contrade [districts], the crowd with banners aloft.

Or, picture if you like the crowd at the football on Saturday afternoon – some things never change!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Deb - 'Snailbird"

When you Google 'Medieval' there are some weird and wonderful things!!
I found some interesting and strange animals that were used to illustrate medieval manuscripts. One of them was a 'Snailbird' (as my granddaughter calls it). I'd love to see one in real life!
Thank you for an interesting challenge Mary.