Thursday, 22 August 2013

every picture....

tells a story..... so I am not writing much at the moment but here are a few pics to prove I am still sewing now and again..

Had an urge to to use the Summerville charm pack that i bought a while back.

I think I may add another white border to complete this top. 

I have a friends son getting married next week and I decided at the last minute to make a small lap quilt from Cath Kidston fabrics from my stash, supplemented by Ikea Rosali fabric which is also designed by Cath Kidston. I threw in a few recycled embroidered linen squares

I added a little hand embroidered heart to commemorate the day. 

Ta da...I love the finished quilt, pity it already has a home to go to!

Off to Lille on Sunday- bit of french cuisine, galleria shopping and sightseeing! 


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Festival fun.....

I went to the Festival of Quilts yesterday with my daughter. A 3 hour train ride away, it was a very worthwhile trip, and we both came away with fresh inspitration for new projects! The exhibits were, as always absolutely amazing, so I thought I would share a few of my favourite exhibits.
Just to give you a tatse of the calibre of this festival, we saw Tula, Kaffe Fasset, Brandon Mably, Nel Whatmore, Anne and Stuart of BBC,s sewing Bee, all in person, and on the train back, Mike Bushell of BBC Breakfast.

A stunner by Luke Haynes- thrilled to see this in the flesh so to speak!

Believe it or not this is a miniature quilt.

Love plaids

must tackle circles soon!

My favourite artist there- Mandy Patullo

and again- very much based on Japanese Bora- she uses all recycled materials

The Godharis of Maharashtra- these quilts are from rural India , all hand pieced and quilted. 

You wouldnt catch me posing like this!

These mini log cabin squares were stitched together to form a large hanging, each one about 2x2 inches or maybe a ittle smaller. 

stunning cathedral windows-utter perfection for sewing but way out of my league!

Loved this quilt but didnt get the details of the maker. 

Good practise for applique!

Maybe post a few maore pictures in my next blog!