Aug 21, 2011

quilting in Tassie

Mum and Dad have just returned from a week in Tasmania.  I'll share the loot that Mum brought for us later but first I have to share these great photos that Mum took at Port Arthur (a historic and notorious site) of some antique textiles.

a proper rag rug, in the style my Granny apparently used to make using an old hessian sack

a scrappy grandmother's flower garden quilt - with fussy cutting and all!

applique detail from a woven fire screen

cushion made from scraps

chair pad



Mum also made lovely friends with a few Tasmanian Quilt Shop owners.  I've updated my Australian Quilt Shop list to include these new Tasmanian entries.
  



A special shout out to: Deb from the Village Sampler and the staff at Calico Crossroads!

one of the locals!  just love his colours

 

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Great pics.....especially the crazy quilted cushion and pillow.......the rag rug looked wonderful.....I made a crochet one for my dd bedroom some years back......take care....

Doreen said...

They certainly did use up scraps of material way back then. I guess we do now when we work on hexagons. I find it very difficult to throw out even the smallest piece of fabric. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jodie said...

How awesome is your mum for providing you with images for a blog post! The old bed quilt is just lovely.

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