Monday, April 05, 2010

A finish and Quilts

I finished Forget Me Not a couple of weeks ago, it's taken me a while to have the opportunity to photograph it and then get the picture uploaded. I think I must have had this in my stash for around 10 years so it's good to get it stitched!

Forget me not 31March2010

The Drawn Thread Forget Me Not
stitched on Lakeside Linens 36 count Vintage Light Exampler
with the NPI silks from the chart pack.


The weekend after I last posted we spent in London. On the Saturday Dave and Rosie went to visit friends and I got to indulge myself with a visit to the V&A with other members of the Sampler Guild. The main reason for the visit was to view the Quilts 1700 - 2010 exhibition although we couldn't be in there without paying a visit to the samplers as well.

The quilts were stunning, though the inclusion of a couple of YBA's left us cold (and if the comments I heard were anything to go by the vast majority of the other visitors as well). I treated myself to the accompanying book and a piece of one of the exclusive Liberty fabrics that have been produced to tie in with the exhibition. My goal is to make a dress for Rosie from it but I wouldn't hold your breath on that one, LOL!

V&A Mar 2010

19 comments:

BeckySC said...

Your finish is just beautiful, Karoline :)

KarenV said...

That's a great finish Karoline! First time I've ever seen that design and I thought I knew pretty much all the DT designs.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats! And lucky you!! I so want to be able to go to that quilt exhibit, but no such luck for me. I treated myself to the book at least. :D I hope you do make a dress for Rosie with the fabric!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish, Karoline - it's lovely.

It sounds like you had a fun trip to London! The fabric for Rosie's dress is lovely - I can't wait to see the dress you stitch!

Joanie said...

Love your finish. Aren't older Drawn Thread patterns just the best?

And it sounds like you had a great trip to London. Going to a quilt exhibition, picking up a great piece of fabric is my idea of a wonderful time! Glad you had a good day.

Nancy said...

Forget Me Not is lovely! Congratulations on your pretty finish!

Christine said...

Beautiful finish, Karoline!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Karoline, a beautiful finish... I'm sure I've had stuff in my stash for that long as well!

I can see that fabric being a pretty little summer dress!

Marjo said...

Love the colors in your sampler and the fabric for a dress for Rosie. Gorgeous stuff.

Katrina said...

Pretty finish, congrats! And I love the fabric :-).

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely finish! And glad you liked the quilt exhibition, wish I had time to get there too...

Lois said...

Congrats on finishing Forget Me Not. I have this one in my stash more years than I care to admit too and I really must stitch it one of these days!

Sounds like a very enjoyable day in London.

Stitcher said...

What a wonderful finish

The Scarlett House said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish, Karoline. What are you stitching next?

woolwoman said...

I love DT and this one is wonderful! can't wait to see how you finish it off. I'm so glad to hear about the visit to the V&A. I read about the quilt exhibit in the Needleprint blog. Lovely fabric and did you visit the Rowan dept at Libertys? What no yarn purchases? LOL Mel

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish, Karoline!

Carol R said...

Lovely Drawn Thread finish Karoline.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful! Congrats!

Scully said...

It looks lovely Karoline as does your 4 wishes WIP. I really enjoyed stitching mine...such a variety of things to stitch in it :)