Thursday, 21 February 2013

One more Eisteddfod entry to locate

I finished the last client quilt for the Eisteddfod today. All of the entries have to be handed in on 2 March. I have never helped at the handover and this year there are more entries than ever in the Needlework section. I imagine it must be frantic on the day with one school having 200 entries as well as adult groups having up to 60 entries in over 40 classes.

Anne' quilt showcases nine candle-wicking blocks. I have kept it simple and stitched in the ditch on the sashing and done a big stipple around the patterns to make them pop.

All of my Eisteddfod entries have been located, labelled and bagged. I found two pairs of threads on my hopscotch quilt to sew in. I have not yet found my Union Jack pillow. I have a vague recollection of putting it somewhere safe! I have a total of fourteen entries - one for Caesarea Quilters and thirteen for Chez Soi. So thirteen are ready to go and one to find. A job for another day if it's not under my bed.

Tomorrow I'm looking forward to meeting Sarah from Quilt Candy and prepping for our guild UFO day on Sunday. I wonder if it's a Friday night sew in tomorrow or did I miss it last week?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Michelle's first quilt

Simply lovely. Michelle has been very patient as I've been delayed in finishing this due to two consecutive weeks of half term, a cold that lasted for ten days and a few machine problems.

Thread is white line king tut
Pantograph is popcorn

Now to load another quilt ready to quilt on Sunday.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I finished quilting the second of these two identical exquisite quilts on Sunday. They were trimmed yesterday and are being collected later this morning. I can't imagine doing any quilt twice, but Val has done a lovely job.

Pattern and fabric ( Le Jardin) from Antique Angel. I used the new Alex pantograph and sands of time thread.

I love this block as it looks like the wind is drying the dresses on the line.

I hope Val likes what I've done as she gave me free rein. Initially we had chosen a peachy rust thread but I the variegated beige is more subtle.
Location:Taupe baskets

Monday, 23 July 2012

Another building blocks quilt, this time by Cynthia. Popcorn pantograph and superior threads - brooklet.

Location:Building blocks

Monday, 16 July 2012

Anne was inspired by a recent guild demo to try some granny squares from some scraps and she now has a pretty quilt for a school raffle.

Location:Granny squares

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


This is Jane's quilt for a friend made with Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda. I love this fabric which I'm using for my Swoon quilt and I love this quilt.Jane's friend wanted a simple pattern so we kept the quilting simple in a very pale blue which is almost white.

You can see that it was very windy when I took this photo on Monday.

Fabric: Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda
Pantograph: Popcorn
Thread: Morning Sky

Now I'm going to finish quilting my Swoon quilt which at 80" square could take a while.

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Another of Liz's quilts from recycled shirts. I believe this was a pattern from one of the UK patchwork magazines.The weather here is very wet today so I took some photos in my daughter's city inspired bedroom. I think it would look very nice in there permanently.

Quilting pattern: Popcorn
Thread: Freedom from King Tut range by Superior Threads.

Time to load one of my quilts onto the machine.