– 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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– 2018/51 – old finds

There is nothing that sends my heart racing like finding some really interesting/beautiful/old piece of fabric… I find them practically irresistible.  It would be easy to blame my hoarding tendency but the truth is that I love old things and I love fabric and when the two universes collide, well… it’s hard to turn and […]

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– 2018/31 – how to hang a quilt

I love quilts on wall.  I love rugs on walls too but Mr M doesn’t like either of the options so the only place where I’ve been able to hang a quilt is the spare room.  Lucky guests, right? Because of this inexcusable aversion/taste lapse etc.  I’ve had to wait for my dad to actually […]

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– 2018/18 – a simple table mat

It’s amazing what you can do with a bag of scraps! I’d ordered a couple of bags of scraps from the Denyse Schmidt’s website a few months back and the other week when the sewing itch needed to be scratched I cracked open one of them and just started sewing pieces together.  Like a puzzle. […]

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– 181 – mariner’s compass quilt

This one… is an old one.  I must have started this quilt at least 13 years ago which means that my taste hasn’t changed that much because I still like it (worth sticking to the classics) and that is worth keeping hold of things.  (It could also mean it looks terribly old fashioned and should […]

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– 128 – quilting mojo

Visiting the Festival of Quilts last week has really galvanised the quilting mojo that, let’s be honest, had kind of gone into hibernation mode.  I know I moaned about the set up of the festival, but the quilts were great, and I left very inspired, full of renewed enthusiasm and with a big pile of […]

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– 126 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 2

The American edition. The following quilts all came from across the pond so to speak.  I believe they were the best in show, well a selection of… there were a few more but they were displayed in the darkest booth and some of my photos were awful so apologies for the omission. Also – moaning […]

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– 125 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 1

The Birmingham International Festival of Quilts is a real summer treat.  I’ve been going for years… including one year I was so pregnant everybody was given me worried looks and followed my with a mop and bucket just in case, (In actual fact I wasn’t that close to the due date… I was just humongous). […]

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– 123 – a workshop with Anna Maria Horner

Yesterday I got up nice and early (actually it was only early… not nice at all in all honesty, still suffering from this wretched jet lag) and drove to North London to spend a day learning new techniques from the one and only Anna Maria Horner. The workshop took place at ‘The Village Haberdashery, a […]

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– 120 – baby quilt

It’s early morning, husband and first child have gone to work, the dishwasher is whirring in the dark corner of the kitchen, the dog is asleep on the sofa.  It’s raining hard and I have four guests asleep downstairs and two boys asleep upstairs. I have coffee. I like these quiet grey mornings. After the […]

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