Sunday, 26 February 2012

Anniversary Post and Give Away

Scottish Spring Quilt Show and Give Away!!

Just got back from a lovely weekend in Edinburgh which included a visit to the Spring Quilt Show - which was much better this year with a wonderful exhibition of quilts and lots of traders.  Lots to see but my photos from my phone  are a bit  blurred.

   Lesley Brankin had some lovely art quilts which featured architecture and flowers  including these of  Venice;

and Dilys Franks had some beautiful applique flower quilts. 


which were made from small pieces of material built up to look like a painting.
Anja Townrow had  a large exhibition and I particularly liked these pictures which were quite simple outlines but had been embellished with lots of different machine stitiches and threads.



There were of course lots of lovely fabrics to tempt me to spend and also books!!

Finishing off the binding on my latest quilt today - a Snow Ball Block from the latest edition of Quilt Almanac in which I have used some of my Civil War prints - it was a great pattern and I machine embroidered the Snow Ball blocks with a quilt block design and they look good.  I also like the Prairie point border.

I've decided to join in the Garden Steps Stitch and Quilt Along over at Clover & Violet - just need to try and choose some fabric from my stash !!

Leap Day Giveaway !
Its just over a year since my first blog post so I have decided to join the Leap Day Giveaway Blog hop on the 29th February organsied by Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew.  This is  the first  time  for me but I have a couple of nice giveaways planned. So make sure and come back on the 29th!

Pauline



5 comments:

  1. Love the snowball quilt with the prairie points! How clever. And I will visit on Leap Day.

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    1. Thanks Sharon - will see you on Leap Day!

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  2. Some very interesting quilts at the show ,love the appliqués flowers. Your snowball quilt is very pretty and I especially love the prairie point border.

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    1. Thanks Sheila - I thought the quilts were interesting as they were very varied

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