Sunday, 19 October 2008

Peek a Boo Quilt

machine made and hand quilted as a gift for my granddaughter Eleanor's first birthday on October 17th.

The pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine #49 May/June '96 I managed to buy a back copy by searching through the internet. Leman Publications

Monday, 13 October 2008



Front and back of a lap quilt I have just sewn the binding on.
The fan side was made through a Quilt University on line course, and the back is just some Christmas blocks I have had in my stash for some time. The machine quilting was done by Janie at Oakleaf Quilters.

Two new projects finished


Quilt as you go table runner made last week from a pattern by G E Designs Iceland.

Friday 10th workshop with Jenny Almond at Oakleaf Quilters. Made this cat cushion and intend to make more for Christmas gifts.
Still working my hour a day [ even though I had to do a bit of catch up as I have been out a lot].

Wednesday, 8 October 2008



Just completed this bag, designed by Kandy Newton. I used ladybird fabric bought in Paris many years ago. The sides untie to make for a bigger bag when needed.

I think it will become quite a favorite as it is very sturdy and with the extension sides very roomy.

Clarice Cliff wall hanging


Managed to complete this wall hanging last night at the Hamtune Quilters [Northampton ] meeting.
It was made at an Oakleaf workshop with Gail Lawther.
To make things more difficult for myself I use silk fabric from Thailand, and to handle the fraying problem with silk, backed every piece [ before cutting out] with thin iron-on vilene. The piece were placed onthe design and then iron-on tape covered the joins and using a zig zag stitch with a twin needle I completed the design. I have three more of these patterns from Gail I would like to make when I get a spare minute !!

Monday, 6 October 2008

The coloured trapunto rooster behind my title is from an Australian kit by Annie London. I love her work and have made a number of her kits.

Triangles and yet more triangles!


Quilt an Hour a day with Judy Laquidara started today, so spent an hour joining two pieces of fabric together to make 60 new squares, a little more ironing to do and then re-cut to the required size. I have all my fabrics choosen and cut ready.








Decided to make the BQL October challenge bag in bright ladybirds and plain red fabric, spent a lot of time sewing the triangles ready for the bag front. Will work on the bag back tomorrow. [Kandy Newton design]


Sunday, 5 October 2008




Penguin quilt made for my first Granddaughter.

Teddy made in Binche bobbin lace for the top of a music box given to my second granddaughter at her Christening.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Cutting out fabric

I am spending a long weekend in our holiday home [ Mobile home in Hereford, looking towards Wales] so brought along some fabric to cut out.
First project cutting out fabric for a bag of the month, a BQL yahoo idea. Looks like a very nice bag this month, so I have choosen ladybird fabric and plain red!
My next project is a new idea to me. Judy Laquidara has a "Quilt for an hour a day" webbased project, so I thought I'd give it a go, having never done anything like this before. Monday to Friday I need to quilt for an hour [guess I can use weekends to catch up if needed] and in three weeks, as if by magic I will have a 70 x 81" quilt made !! I have spent the afternoon cutting out all the fabric ready to start on Monday.
Diana enjoying the winter sun

The new furniture

Exciting times, the furniture lorry turned up this morning with the new settee and chair. Two men quickly had it in the house removed the w...