It was also great to find some crushed walnut shells at Quilt Convention, as they made the pear sit nicely without falling over!
This is the first pear I made from my Anni Downs pattern....being new to wool I wanted to see how it sewed up with the stitching on the outside. I loved it and was going to keep it for myself...but Vicki was having a birthday, so it made a nice gift. I will make another one for me!
And lastly but not least, this is the reproduction dolls quilt I sent to my swap partner in USA. Now we didn't have blog addresses, so I had no idea who I was making for or their tastes. So being a lover of traditional patterns, I decided everyone loves a log cabin!
I decided to quilt it very simply in the ditch, but used a stencil to quilt a "orange peel" around the border. I have never made this variation of log cabin before, but I thought it complimented the mix of colours, as I wanted some brights and some darker colours. My partner sent me an email recently to confirmed it arrived safely, and she loves it, phew!
Happy quilting Sue.