Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Another Hexie Version

This is Helen Butcher's iPad case made from the same technique that I taught at International Quilters' Day in March. Lovely to see finished items from a small workshop, and extremely pleasing to see yet another version from strips sewn together!

And here's my cushion which was the class sample:

and if you look back a couple of posts to the class for Oak Leaf Quilters there are lots more examples of different patterns there!

Ready for Festival Of Quilts in Birmingham coming up at the beginning of next month my Great Granny Squares made with two and a half inch squares is now finished with label, sleeve and binding. I really like this one as there are some interesting prints in there including some of the lovely Art Gallery Fabrics I won from the Fat Quarter shop giveaway this time last year.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Trip to Felbrigg

The grandchildren came to stay for a few days and we went to visit Felbrigg, a National Trust property nearby. It's a Jacobean house with a Georgian interior and a beautiful walled garden with chickens running free.
The outside:

 And two pictures of the hand painted birds on the wallpaper in the Chinese bedroom.
I also like the library, and the kitchen with the wonderful array of polished copper saucepans.

The children went for a romp in the woods, there are lots of walks to choose from, and I sat by the pool in the walled garden and watched a female blackbird bathe and goldfinches come down to drink. The borders were a riot of colour, and parts of the garden are let to local people for allottments. the smell of ripe blackcurrants was heavenly!

 I managed to finish stitching down the binding on my fourth Journal quilt so the next four are now ready to load up onto the Yahoo site at the beginning of August.

Thursday, 16 July 2015


I've been entertaining myself between tasks by making small purses for my Sales Tableat the exhibition in my church at the end of August.

Scraps of linen and zippers I've been given.. with bits of lace and some tiny Hexagons.

And a little Liberty purse begun by my friend Daphne and finished by me.

I had forgotten how lovely these are, and how easy to make so  expect there will be more.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Quilt finished!

My Yellow Great Granny squares is finished, complete with Label, hanging sleeve and with the binding completed. When I tried to finish it last week the binding fabric was two inches too short and I'd left the rest of the fabric at home. Frustrating, but it's done now.

Beautifully quilted by Mandy Parks with a modern version of Baptists' Fan. Clever to put a curvy design on top of straight-line piecing.