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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Sandra's Oriental Sampler variations
Sandra Smith sent me these photos today, both versions of my 'Oriental Sampler' that appeared in Popular Patchwork (quite a long time ago!) It looks lovely in these very different fabric combinations. I especially like the one at the top. Sandra writes -
I made both quilts, feel free to put them on your website, glad you liked them. The fabric postcards hanging either side are family photos and some. postcards which were sent from China to Birmingham by my Granda, my Gran was doing her nursing training there before they married. The top 'photo' on the right hand side is of my Great Uncle, George Jefferson Gaskin, who was the second person in the world to make a record. I can listen to him on YouTube which is slightly bizarre!!
So of course I just had to look up George Jefferson Gaskin on Youtube - here he is.
This quilt, originally designed as a teaching project for my beginners' group near Wrexham about 10 years ago, still seems popular. Should I reissue the pattern?