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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Jane's Garden

I'm a very happy girl ( who am I kidding) GIRL!!! as my Jane's Garden arrived back from the The Quilting Company yesterday.
I love how Sandy has quilted it, just about the right amount of quilting for my liking. It was started with Di Ford  at the quilt show in Nantes last year and my first attempt at needle turn appliqué it's not to brilliant but am happly with the overall effect. 

Just needs binding and now the darker evenings are drawing in it will be a nice project to have over my knees. 

Now back to the pink and brown quilt. Lots of you left me comments about leaving the mistake in but once you know you KNOW . So now it's been corrected and another quilt top is finished. I know this is only a simple design but I so enjoyed working with these colours and design. 

So what's next??? Plenty of UFO'S to be finished and will start digging into those. 


Thursday, 4 September 2014


Their I was going along quite nicely putting my latest quilt together and then wham!!!
Spot the un- deliberate mistake. I wondered what happened when I though I couldn't find a square, re cut one and had a nine patch left over. 

This is the offending block.

Sorry about Merys leg sticking out in the corner but its the same old story of lay a quilt down and she takes ownership. 
I'm decided to leave it for tonight and start a fresh with un- stitching and remaking the offending block in the morning. 
Motto- don't start stitching in the evening when your mind is in grandchildren over load. 

I just had to show you my new shopping buddy - Love those sun glasses! She cracks me up with what she comes out with now. 

And look at the man in my life, he's growing a mile a minute and don't think I've ever come across a more chilled baby. He's going to be the observer in the family. Maybe pointing out my mistakes before I get to far ahead. 


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A New Start

At last I saw I picture of a quilt that made me want to raid my stash and get cracking. 
Pink and brown is the theme and will now be posting progress on this one. 

A nice pile progressing

This is how I will set them, just realised my pink show is peeking out at the bottom of photo. 

When Linda from Quilts in the Barn was here last month amongst other things she gave me this lovely
old quilt block. A different pink and brown to what I'm making but really like this combo. 

I've been out and about and meet Mary Koval and Bonnie Hunter at the Festival of Quilts. 
I loved this quilt which was on the French Patchwork Association stand. They had some fabulous quilts that I really love. 

Really great scrappy quilt. 

Hope you like the eye candy

Monday, 4 August 2014

World War 1

It seems fitting today on the 100 year anniversary of the out break of WW 1 to post a quilt I made some years ago honouring the Dymock Poets. 
This group of poets were a literary group who made their homes near the village of Dymock in Gloucestershire and at the outset of World War 1 they disbanded and went off to war all except Robert Frost, he returned to his native America.
Edward Thomas and Rupert Brooke were to loose their lives in the war and Brooke's poem The Soldier is one of his well known works. 

What an absolute tragedy that so many young men lost their lives in a war that was supposed to end all wars. 
We seem to learn nothing from history. 


Friday, 1 August 2014

The American Museum

We just didn't stop when Linda was with me for the weekend, Sunday morning we set off for The American Museum to see the Kaffe Fassett Exhibition and of course the museum's wonderful collection of American quilts. 

What an explosion of colour when you walked through the foyer. Bright shocking pink walls.

The American museum collection's quilts were a lot calmer on the eye. 

Nice simple nine patch.

Much to soon it was time for Linda to  leave and continue her journey. It was a great quilty weekend and so worthwhile putting in the miles to see fabulous quilts. 

We will meet again some time some where and you can rest assured that quilts will be involved.