FOQ (oh, who cares, it’s been a long day)

Oh God, I hope my bank manager isn’t reading this. Me and my flexible friend had some fun today at the Festival of Quilts. Well, it’s once a year and I don’t spend cash on clothes do I? Another reason for frequenting charity shops I say. Anyway, back to the booty. What did I get?…

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And so I give up. Feet aching, wallet weeping. That’s it for another year. I hope you enjoyed our day trip together. I did. I will do a proper round up hopefully tonight but I leave you with the colourful decoupage papers from Decoupatch. What a nice man!

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Stop the clocks. Go to the Festival if only to see this quilt. Well, piece of art. It’s tucked away in the far corner by quilt creations (why? Why?) and is unbelievable. Go and see it. Really. It’s by a lady called Kate Crossley and is up for sale!!! Sadly I don’t have cash but…

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Just finished my workshop and have made two groovy flowers with the aim of ending up with a (wearable) necklace like the one at the bottom. Here’s hoping. As you can see I’ve gone off piste and used my own buttons and some of the lovely hand dyed felt I’ve just bought from Oliver Twist….

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I will update this post to include credits later today but here’s a taster of some of the loveliness on offer. Beautiful aren’t they? I’ve managed to shop a bit too. More later! Off to a workshop now with Janet Goddard making necklaces. I’m a very happy stitcher.

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Well, I’m here but not inside yet because there are LOADS of ladies all very happily queueing to get in. Me, I’ve just braved the over zealous coffee machine at Subway and plonked myself down to do this post. I can’t stand waiting in line I’m afraid! Anyway, images so far… My favourite is the…

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…

Time travel

Goodbye to 2008 and all that… To 2008 – a pretty rough year all round. I wanted to show you the wallhanging I made for the Festival of Quilts the following year. It’s made from a variety of fabrics, cotton, calico, lace, ribbon, a baby blanket I acidentally felted in the machine. I bleached the black fabric…