This was the very last photo that I had of the quilt before it went missing so I cannot even show you close ups of the quilted insects in the border. When it went missing it was on its way back home to me after appearing in a magazine and I was thrilled when it made the cover ……..
I completed a second version in 2008 with a different border and added embroidered trims and braids….
In my usual 'slap dash' haste some elements were not as accurate as I would have liked and this little mouse compensated for it by lifting a wonky leaf!……..
and I am sure this is where my inspiration for the border on my first 'Woven Verdure' quilt came from…
So back to the pattern giveaway…..just leave me a message or send me an email if you would like a copy of the first Woven Verdure quilt pattern. The finished quilt measures 62" x 70" (158cm x 178cm). I will send it to you as a PDF so you get it instantly and it will save on postage (which has just jumped suddenly in Australia from 70 cents to $1 a letter and the May Morris book postage has jumped from $3.50 - $5!). Speaking of May Morris I read only today of a May Morris conference to be held at the William Morris Gallery in London in May this year. If only I could be there with my May Morris books! Now to a beautiful gift I received in the post this week….
Another absolute gorgeous pinwheel from my precious friend Dot! Once again I am totally overwhelmed with her generosity and it is always so special to get something hand stitched so lovingly from her. Dot always includes history and documents with her gifts so I have now become fascinated with the source of the original. The Ackworth Quaker school in the early 1800's seems to be the unlikely link where girls worked embroidered samplers. This example was originally a knitted quaker pinball and they were often made using designs from the early samplers and given as love tokens. You can view more at this lovely blog - Needleprint. Dot's tiny petit point is simply gorgeous - lucky me! So I had better get back to the machine where the binding has been sitting all day waiting to be put on the Beatrix Potter quilt! I will share another Morris quilt pattern in a few days. Hope all is well in your part of the world x