Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A new quilt for Abigail

My granddaughter has just had her bedroom re-decorated so the request went out for a new quilt. Based on a design by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times, I have started a quilt, I still have the borders to put on it. When quilted I intend to attach a number of 3D butterflies I've made on my embroidery machine.

Spring has arrived

The first frog spawn has arrived in my pond, a sure sign Spring is almost here.. yippee

Maybee Patchwork and craft show

On Saturday 19th March A small group of quilters and craft people put on a really nice show of their work at Turvey Village Hall. These are a few of the photo's I took.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Vote for Judy

Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times has been nominated for Best Author, she is working on her third book, which should be just as great as the first two. So lets vote for her at:

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Machine Embroidery day

Yesterday was a great day at BSK Bedford.

The workshop was making things for Easter and I managed to make two 3D butterflies and 4 rabbits with eggs patches, which I intend to make into either a bag or use for my Easter cards.

In the evening I attended a talk by Paula Doyle on Colour Selection, wow was this an eye opener, she is an excellent speaker and by the end of the evening the tables were piled high with her wonderful quilts. Paula is writing a book on miniature quilts, which should be out later this year.. I cannot wait.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Work Box

One of the quilt groups I belong to had a box making workshop, and this is the result.
To add interest to the top I made a 3D butterfly on my embroidery machine. The fabric is Dimples, which I love.
The bobbin lace the box is sitting on was made by me some years ago.

Biopsy, bruises and a block finish

Thursday I went into hospital at 10.30 for my lung biopsy, the staff could not have been nicer and put me at ease. The procedure meant lying...