Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Ever seen a poem quilt?

I am going to run another poem quilt class in the not too distant future. The fun is researching a poem that you like, or a couplet or even a saying. I have made 3 so far - one on tulips, one for the vicar (We plough the fields and scatter), and a garden through the seasons (You're nearer God's heart in a garden...). I plan to do my fourth on a John Masefield poem (Cargoes) as this has a lot of imagery in it suitable for making quilt blocks out of. I have taught the method over a year to quite a few students. Here is one of theirs, all to do with holidays taken over the years (We have no time to stand and stare...). If you want a class on this, contact me in the usual way.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

wholecloth quilt

Here are some photos of the wholecloth quilt - finished save 2 sides of binding. The owner and myself are going to enter it into the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Wholecloth Quilt finished

Last year a lady asked our Quilters Guild Traditional Group if there was anyone who could finish her mum's quilts - she had died a couple of years before and had a stash of unfinished quilts. I did one last year for her - an Irish Chain  and half of the money she paid me I gave to our local hospice- but she asked me to do another and this time it is a wholecloth quilt (but with a grey star and one of the borders also in pale grey). I am really pleased with it - I had to do four big borders but am so glad she had marked it all up. Lots and lots of curly whirlies and feathers. I hope to put it in to the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham this year. Photo will be uploaded soon!