Monday, 27 April 2015
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
It is school holidays. I’ve packed off my children for three nights with their grandmother. The house is quiet and still. I’ve all the time in the world to quilt.
And I have a head cold.
I thought I’d give you some show and tell today. This quilt is a really old one that has been languishing in the cupboard for years, just waiting for ‘something’ to finish it off.
It’s a disappearing nine patch, and it was finished to the red outer border. But it wasn’t ‘finished’. On my last visit to a fabric shop I brought some black and whites and in half an hour had stitched an outer border. I think all it needs now is that red as a binding and it’s done.
It was a shop sample (so many shop samples) and we sold metre after metre of black and whites once people had realised what they could do with them. I must admit that black and white prints can look very daunting, but this worked a treat. Don’t you think?
I hope you’ve had a good day sewing, or quilting, or knitting, or whatevering!
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Monday, 30 March 2015
I had a lovely weekend at our quilting group. We were lucky enough to secure Gloria Loughman as our tutor. Gloria has been to our group before and we asked her to come back again.
I’m so far out of my comfort zone with any sort of art quilts, and I’ll show you my attempts tomorrow, but for now I thought I would show you some of the tutor’s work. My work is rather insipid compared to what some of the other ladies were doing, but I’m doing my best.
But for now, enjoy…(excuse my feet in most of the shots!)
I’ll post my things tomorrow…..