– 2018/194 – a Christmas quilt

I love the idea of a Christmas quilt.  A Christmas quilt means Christmas and sofas and hot chocolate and Hallmark Christmas movies (which I looooove but don’t tell anyone)… and snow… and children cuddling up to you and so on and on.. All that is well and good, the problem is that my children are […]

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– 2018/179 – a quilted gift

M’s story is not mine to tell… but it’s a little sad… and whilst I’ve never met her personally I know of her and Mr M and his friends from way back then are all helping her out I wanted to do something too so I made her a quilt.  It’s what I know to […]

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– 2018/158 – another quilt

Two quilts in one month… you could be forgiven for thinking this is a quilting blog like it used to be in the good old days! Anyway, this is a commission, and like all commission it’s a bit scary because… well… what if the person doesn’t like it? what if I misunderstood what they’re after… […]

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– 2018/152 – a new quilt

My talented nephew is beginning his student life this week at the London College of Fashion and I simply couldn’t send him off without a quilt to keep him warm, also, he cheekily asked for one so…   However it’s a tough call to make something for someone who loves textiles as much as he […]

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– 2018/144 – FoQ 2018

More quilts.  Hang in there…  I wrote this post yesterday and then managed not to press ‘publish’… so today you’re getting a long double one effectively.  Grab a cup of tea and let’s go So first up Ruth Singer ,  who had a residenship at the Staffordshire Record Office and researched and created artworks inspired by […]

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– 2018/143 – FoQ 2018

Today I’m going to show you some of the quilts that caught my eye at the show.  No theme… just as I saw them here and there… First of all the quilt above was the winner of the Art Quilt category, it’s by Jean McLean and it’s called ‘And the Sky Danced’.  Not my stile… […]

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– 2018/142 – FoQ 2018, Shizuko Kuroha

This week it’s going to be a quilt party around here…  I’ve taken a lot of photographs yesterday and I want to share with you all that caught my eye.  Also, believe me when I say that not a lot is going on behind the scene if you discount school shopping and normal holiday life […]

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– 2018/141 – FoQ 2018, Nancy Crow

I’ve just got back from this year’s Festival of Quilts in Birmingham (UK…).  I almost didn’t go because last year was so overcrowded and I ended up feeling overwhelmed and frazzled and frankly didn’t enjoy the experience at all.  I almost didn’t make it there because my car tyres were a little flat and at […]

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– 2018/8 – Nashville Star quilt

Back in 2013, Mr M and I visited Nashville.  For me it was a dream come true, I love country music and was in music heaven… for Mr M it was a work trip and days of endurance… his feet are firmly grounded in 80s British music so that wasn’t really his thang.  Bourbon helped. […]

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– 2018/62 – postcards from Palm Springs, Ca

Day 2. Palm Spring Vintage market takes place on the first Sunday of every month. How lucky was that! I bought this incredible quilt top from a lady who gave me a discount because I was able to tell her that it was a postage stamp quilt set in a trip around the world pattern. […]

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