Sunday, 13 July 2008
Heritage Stitching Day Part 1
WOW! Had a great day yesterday at the Heritage Stitching Day at Evandale. As always, spent far more time talking (and eating!) than stitching but took home some nice new projects to stitch when time allows.
There were a few familiar faces from the Quilted Crow Gathering but I spent most of my time with Cathy and Sarah. Great to meet you girls. Cathy's blogging daughter Alex also came and here is a photo of us Tassie bloggers.
We were all a bit disappointed that Christine Book was unable to attend but the other designers had some nice projects for us. I took too many photos for one post so today will just be about Kerry Gillespie's projects.
First up was this very cute Santa ornament which measures about 8 inches. This is definitely on my 'to do' list.
Going with the heritage theme Kerry designed this vintage looking bonnet. The same stitchery is featured on the cushion.
Kerry had samples of her other patterns on display including this santa,
dolly and ...
Advent quilt. I love seeing a designers original samples.
This is a new quilt she has designed. Absolutely gorgeous. Isn't she clever to be able to paint and stitch? Click on the pictures for a closer look.
And here's my favourite ... Life's Pleasures and Treasure. Love that quilt.
Finally, thanks to everyone who commented on my log cabin blocks in the last post. I made another block on Friday and have trimmed them all the same size. Very pleased with how they look so far. Lots of you asked how they are constructed. After four blocks, I'm hardly an expert but I'll try to put together a little tutorial when I get time.