Category Archives: In progress

Keeping calm

Still quilting Still embroidering Still bearding. Keep calm and carry on. Advertisements

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Scraps Quilt 2

This is Scraps Quilt 2, which will be a gift and should be finished by the end of the year. This one will be very slightly different from Scraps Quilt 1: This time it’s 7″ blocks. I didn’t like the … Continue reading

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the spirit of perseverance

I wondered if embroidering this quilt might be easier than quilting it. It wasn’t. Embroidering cardboard is just as difficult as quilting it.

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Revisiting

On the table today, an unfinished quilted piece that I rediscovered recently while tidying. Sometimes it can be interesting to revisit something from the past, just to see the difference between then and now. This is from several years ago … Continue reading

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Taking time

A few stitches on the first ‘Time and Space’ quilt: I found that very fine crochet cotton (the long yellow stitches you can see here) is perfect for basting. This area will be quilted in squares eventually, so there will … Continue reading

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Reflections

As well as the larger series, which will be quilts, I’ll be working on some smaller pieces, which will be cloths – that is, not quilted. Just bits of cloth and stitch on a cloth ground. Something very honest and … Continue reading

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Time and Space

So with all the dyeing, rinsing, washing, rinsing, drying, ironing, cutting, sorting, folding, packaging, and mailing I’ve been doing recently, I have been not-stitching. At first this was a source of irritation and frustration, because stitching is what I do, … Continue reading

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99 blocks

This, believe it or not, is a pile (two piles, in fact) of 99 quilted blocks. Each block looks roughly like these: I took a long time deciding what was going where, and who was sitting next to whom, but … Continue reading

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In the round

Organised chaos on the worktable today – more on that later. You might remember these blocks which I pieced by machine (!) from lots of tiny scraps: Well, we had a little conversation – the blocks and me – and … Continue reading

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Still hexing

Look away now if you’re not keen on hexagon patchwork. People seem to either love it or hate it, like other forms of English paper piecing. I just did a couple of these a few weeks ago: And then I … Continue reading

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