Friday, 10 October 2014

A lovely surprise

I have taught many classes over the years but I never get to see the finished quilts. I always have to say goodbye to the class and ask them to please send me a photo when the quilt is finished.

I have to admit that I never sent a photo to a teacher when I used to do classes; I always thought that the teacher would not be interested in my meagre work. I now realise how wrong I was because it is such a delight to hear from a student and see their finished work.

Two years ago I taught my Crazy about Australia class at the retreat in Berry, NSW. It was a lovely weekend and in the Crazy about Australia class we only got to work on one of the 13 blocks and we were not even close to finishing block one. Crazy patchwork is very addictive but very time consuming. You don't take on a crazy quilt and expect to be finished quickly.

That is why I was so thrilled to get an email from Roslyn who had done the class in Berry and she sent me a photo of her finished quilt.

Crazy about Australia by Roslyn

What an achievement; I think Roslyn has done such a beautiful job and she should be congratulated on finishing her quilt. I am sure it will give her and her family many years of enjoyment.

It is hard to see all the wonderful detail that Roslyn has included but here are a couple of detail photos.

Centre block- Roslyn's quilt

Pelican Block- Roslyn's quilt
Thank you very much for sending me the photos, Roslyn and letting me share them on my blog.
Congratulations again, you have made me very proud.

Bye for now,


Lorraine said...

How exciting for you to see the lovely results - Roslyn did a great job!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Lorraine, Roslyn will be pleased to see your comment

Roslyn said...

Thank you Linda for your blog about my quilt! I Feel honoured!
In reference to your comment in today's blog I am guessing you are about to become a grandmother!
I trust all goes well for the delivery & if it is a girl, she will have a wonderful sewing teacher if she wishes!


Linda Steele said...

Thanks again for sending me the photos Roslyn and you are spot on with your guess.

Gina E. said...

Congratulations to Roslyn - I've started a couple of crazy quilting quilts; that is, I've completed half a dozen blocks but not got any further. But I didn't have a great teacher like Linda! (Not for CQ anyway, lol)

Linda Steele said...

I am not surprised that you have done some crazy quilting Gina, with all your interest in embroidery. Maybe you will get them out again one day.