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?


Anonymous said...

Yes please reissue. Been trying to get back issues of the the magazine to make this quilt for ages. Have seen your original and love it.

Susie Q said...

Interesting as the quilt has more of modern look today than ten years ago. If you have any of it on computer, you could polish it up and offer as a PDF file.

Susan Briscoe said...

I still have all the files, so I think reissuing the pattern is on!

Echo said...

Yes please. I absolutely love this quilt and would really like the pattern