Archive | September 21, 2010

Blanket Stitch – The Big Day!!!

21 Sep

Newest member of the Family – Machine – “Lizzy”

“LIZZY”

Name after my favourite fictional character Elizabeth Bennet (sometimes referred to as Eliza or Lizzy) from Jane Austen’s Novel Pride and Prejudice.

She has a “quickest and has a lively playful disposition” (more…)

Stay-stitch (a straight stitch done just inside the seamline to strengthen the seam)

21 Sep


Quick Stitch Quilting Business Cards & Tulips in Pots – Advertising

On Display in the following Quilt shops, A big thank you to the shop owners for displaying my tulips and business cards. If you would like to visit some fantastic Patchwork & Quilting shops in the Great South East then call into the following shops. (more…)

Buttonhole Stitches – Pineapple as Artistic Motif

21 Sep

Buttonhole Stitches – Pineapple as Artistic Motif

UNTIL…

Buttonhole Stitches – Pineapple as Artistic Motif

Until… My cousin told me that the mortar tulips on my gateposts were not actually tulips, but Pineapples! PINEAPPLES!!

Pineapple are a communal symbol of friendship & hospitality.
Architects and craftsmen used molded mortar pineapples on the main gate posts to announce hospitality of the house.

FACT:

The pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of “welcome” . Appearing on all sorts of décor – from door knockers to quilts – the fruit symbolizes those intangible assets we appreciate in a home: warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality.

Gather Stitches – Where the logo came from?

21 Sep

Gather Stitches – Where the logo came from?
Why a tulip?

I learnt how to make a Christmas ball in quilting group. I discovered that if you use egg shaped polystyrene rotated so the point is facing up, then it looks like a tulip flower. I was hooked!!! After ribbons and pins took over the dinning table, my husband asked me when I was going to stop!

After giving a few away as gifts, I still had a few left!
Now I just can’t stop!


Light bulb moment! Integrating the tulip into the logo for Quick Stitch Quilting. I love the symbol of the perfection of the tulip. Beautiful! Next I noticed that on my gatepost there were artisticly molded mortar tulips, just perfect! Until…