Tuesday, September 1, 2015

This week at Fairholme ...

It was mixed bag of show and tell this week:

Jo-Ann's large modern half square triangle quilt top is
made from a kit she bought at the Sydney Quilt Show.
The feature fabrics are from the 'Paint' range designed by
Carrie Bloomston and distributed by Windham Fabrics.
It is very stiking, and we look forward to seeing it finished
with Jo's expert quilting.
Margaret W has cleverly combined blocks made from
two workshops with Anne Sommerlad, both using some of
her Asian fabrics. Access to tables and many hands for basting
is a great advantage of belonging to a quilt group!
Jill has made a second 'Sew Together' bag ...
... and thinks she is getting better at it.
Definitely not a quilt, but it might end up beneath one ...
amongst a bag of fabric passed on to her by a friend of a friend,
Dawn found a fine brushed cotton full length night dress, with 

all of the pieces cut out, and the yoke beautifully smocked. 
The pattern was not with it, so Susan enlisted experienced
dressmakers in the group to advise on what goes where.
Smocking detail.


  1. Wow, that smocking is gorgeous. Whta a treasure!

  2. It's a shame we don't know who did it - a treasure indeed.