Maggie May

Today I joined our local quilt group. Again. And I met a friend of my mother. Maggie Davies is a quilting celebrity now – look at her beautiful handiwork here and below. My mother and she started quilting together back in the 80’s and I have the quilt they worked on together. There’s something special…

Put a ring on it…

EBay strikes again. My latest purchase from the US. Going to have to sell a few quilts to make space for it though. But hey, it’s worth it don’t you think?

Dedication

I must love my new job. I left these unexplored on the table this morning rather than be late…

3(thousand) steps to heaven

So my latest idea is to show the steps in Brixham in a quilt… Here’s the source of my plan. Log cabin style? What do you think?

Calling Mr Tickle

I am quite excited. I’ve got tomorrow off and I’ve got tickets for the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham. Yay!! I’m on a mission. I want somebody with long arms. Specifically a longarm machine quilter. I am going to finally do something with my beautiful Tree of Life antique top I scored…

Round to it

A pictorial summary – there’s quite a lot going on but I’ve had root canal work today so in not at my most vivacious. Photos will speak for me today. Here we have: An embryonic crochet snail Some cakes for Elders French class (red, white and blue icing) A prototype simple shift dress based on…

Home sweet home

As promised, here’s the second part of my quilty purchasing odyssey. This time from the wonderful Etsy. All my quilting life i have harboured a deep love of this block, the School House block. Isnt it lovely? I’ve always wanted to either have or make a quilt with it. I made a nursery school banner…

Starry, starry night

You know I like a nice quilt. Well the postman has been busy recently (as have HMRC collecting extra duty grrrr) as I have scored a couple of beauties recently. I’ll post the second one later but here’s number one. A 1930’s feed sack top with lovely stars all hand stitched. I’m thinking simple quilting…

Here we go again

now, I’ve mentioned my metaphorical plate before haven’t I? Well, I might, just might, have filled it up a little more…anyone up for a trip to Brum this Summer?!? In true Stitch style, I couldn’t decide which category to enter, so I’ve marked three of  ’em. I hope you’ll help me audition some ideas…