Sunday, 25 November 2007


I have been busy sorting out my scraps, ironing them and using them to make postcards. I found this quite satisfying and theraputic. I hate throwing anything away! Here is a small sample. Enjoy.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Upcott Valley Challenge

Upcott Valley members decided to have a fabric challenge. While at the Festival of Quilts they each looked for a fat quater. That evening they voted on their favourite and the next day bought enough for each person to have a fat quater(red), along with a contrasting fabric (lime green)
While packing and sorting my paperwork before we moved house recently, I found the excercises I had done on a workshop with Sandra Meech. "Taking a line for a walk" would be the perfect technique for this fabric.

First I made a full size drawing 18"x22" A template was made for each shape from freezer paper. The challenge fabric was laid on the wadding as a border contrasting fabric shapes were cut using the templates and added. It was all stitched to the wadding. The line was made from twisted black fabric which was zigzagged. This was stitched over the shapes using the drawing as a guide. I quilted over all the shapes, added the backing and quilted more. It all took me a lot longer than I had hoped.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Watch this space

I am working on the designs for the exhibition next May at Rosemoor. This is a picture of Arch Angel Gabriel, who is looking very pretty at the moment. Gabriel can be male or female but I think maybe not quite so pretty, only time will tell.