Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Pleasure to Stitch Life's Treasures.

So, it is done! Here's a look at the finished quilt - Life's Pleasures and Treasures - I love it! Gorgeous quilting by Chris Reeve and beautiful design by Kerry Gillespie. I really am delighted with it as it is a little different to what I have done in the past, and it was a pleasure to stitch. It's going to be available as a block of the month quilt.

I thought I would show you a picture of the little red and white quilt we did for the last Red Club project. Lovely traditional piecing and some hand-quilting.

And this is what we did for Christmas Club last week - it is one of Jackie Nicholls lovely little wall-hanging patterns called Raggedy Tree Quilt. We have a bit of a competition going to see who can decorate the tree the most lavishly and there will be a show and tell next month! Looking forward to that.

On the weekend I attended the Otago Patchwork Guilds Country Day - this was held at Bayfield High and there was a mini merchants mall - it was lovely to meet the others, and to catch up with many of you there. I think I managed to buy fabric from every one of the other stands! As you do!

A lot of stitching is now going on for the Stitchery Retreat which is coming up next month. Am working my way through the samples and the patterns which have been designed for the weekend are just gorgeous. In between times, though, I am also working on Rosalie Quinlan's, ''It's a Redwork Christmas'' and have done the first two blocks. I can tell that this is going to be one of my favourite quilts. This is just a little snippet of one of the retreat designs.

Just to finish off, I have to show you this lineup of ''Mrs Perkins'' - made by Carol and very kindly lent to me for display, these creatures are just delightful.

Have a great stitching week.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Love your little red and white quilt.