Gail Pan from Gail Pan Designs had two very nice projects to share. Firstly, this quilt called Summer's Bouquet.
The little stitcheries are appliqued using needleturn applique. (I learnt to do this at the weekend - but more on that in a future post.)
I really like the chain stitch scallops around the stitcheries. Gail said she was thinking of old-fashioned cameo brooches and necklaces when she added this. Very effective, I think.
Gail's other project was a bag called Saturday Morning.
Here you can see the detail of the applique. After Gail showing me how she does needleturn applique, I am confident to have a go at this one.
Local Tasmanian designer, Rose Johnston from Threadbare Creations designed this beautiful project called Summer Garden Tablerunner. Sorry it's not a very good photo - Rose has some much better ones on her blog.
Here is a close-up of one of the blocks. Anne Ida worked on this project and finished one of the stitcheries. As you will see in a later post, I didn't actually do that much stitching - too busy talking and taking photos!
Natalie Lymer from Cinderberry Stitches designed this gorgeous bag called Blossom and Bloom. I just love the fabric - check Natalie's blog if you want to know the name of the range.
Natalie also shared this very sweet quilt called Fresh Breeze. Again, the photos don't do it justice so check Natalie's own photos on her blog. She is definitely one of the best blog photographers around.
Isn't this cute?
The final designer for the weekend was Rosalie Quinlan from Rosalie Quinlan Designs. Rosie is also the 'me part' of Melly and Me. She designed two lovely cushions called Summer Garden Cushions and a very cute dolly called Sally.
When I've had a bit more practice at needleturn applique I'd love to have a go at these cushions.
Here is Sally who lots of people (including me) had a go at making. Rosalie had lots of tips for us about doll-making and showed us how she paints the faces on her creations.
I hope you like all the eye candy. It's taken quite a long time to do this post but it was fun seeing all the lovely projects again.
P.S. Blogger won't let me have spaces between my text and photos tonight. Does anyone know how to fix this? It's so annoying!