Absolutely superb meeting of our quilting group on Monday when we had the pleasure of viewing and handling the quilts from Region 16's Tartan Holdall Collection . Fifty six A3 sized quilts to wonder at. some well-known makers are represented such as Sheena Norquay , Frieda Oxenham and Linzi Upton. Available for hire at a reasonable cost to any quilt group.
All very inspirational and a selection, with permission from the coordinator, is shown below.
Still blogging at 100 posts, so better than 85% of starter bloggers apparently. Hexagons from the Jen Jones Quilt Collection. a velvet and silk quilt made for a friend by another who was emigrating. These hexagons are about 1 inch in diameter ( can a hexagon have a diameter?), so this was a true labour of love.
Stitched over papers, and then hand appliqued to the velvet with feather stitch . The long contrasting stitches around the inner edges of the hexagons are a lovely touch.
Last days of the summer holidays, and a superb day out at the Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park. This is such a great place, easily accessible by road, and yet there seem to be very few people who have heard of it. Niece and nephew were well entertained by elder son, so I could sew hexagons, sitting on impressive wooden chairs, imagining I was in Narnia.