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Looking

No, I’m not totally here yet… but today I belatedly turned over the new page of the Paul Klee calendar that hangs in my workroom, and I couldn’t help thinking… …wouldn’t this make a marvellous quilt? Advertisements

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on the starting blocks

Progress on the olympian patchwork event is surprising even me. You’ll remember that this is one of my strategies for reducing the scraps pile: 8″ square blocks, English paper piecing. I thought I’d made about 15, and when I counted … Continue reading

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from floor to table

Well, we started off on the floor – me, the backing, the wool batting and the quilt top – and we pinned each other to the carpet, as I knew we would, but after a few hours the pinned layers … Continue reading

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progress

I’m only working on this in the evenings, so it will take a while. I’m calling it the amazing technicolour dream cloth. You would think that so many colours all together like this might be a bit much, but I … Continue reading

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A woolly winter

After having finished the felted wool handbag, I thought I’d fish out the rest of my felted wool scraps, intending to make something else to use them up. It turns out that I have a lot more than I thought. … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves

Just a small art quilt that I began yesterday, using some really beautiful hand-dyed silk organza¬† pieces from Heike. When I was stitching the wool felt squares over the weekend, I found myself wondering if that same straight stitch would … Continue reading

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no dominion

The title of this quilt comes from a poem by Dylan Thomas, as does some of the imagery. Words in italics are from the poem ‘And death shall have no dominion’. With the man in the wind and the west … Continue reading

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some quilting

I wanted to keep the quilting very simple on this piece because there is already quite a lot going on with the piecing and colours. It can be quite difficult to keep the quilting as part of the design rather … Continue reading

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Some stars

There are seven stars on this quilt. No reason for choosing seven; it just seemed like the right kind of number. Each star is cut from hand-dyed silk, and stitched to the quilt with needle-turned applique. I like to see … Continue reading

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A flower

Still working on the quilt, I applied this flower by couching a decorative yarn around the shape and then cutting the fabric close to the couched line. The centre is a commercial batik scrap gathered over an extra piece of … Continue reading

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