Monday, 25 May 2015

This month's OCP



Not yet forgiven for cutting the grass - the cat was enjoying the nestabilities
The chicken, however, seemed to be sitting, in the middle of the nursery car park...

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Look what we made today...

...in Morayshire
and very good fun, too.. Didn't rain hardly at all...

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Loitering, Within Tents...

...in Scotland (Morayshire) for a Dance..
 with hawthorns of beautiful Springy green
 My Canvas palace...
...and two more.. Not a bad morning's work, before the rain came

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Quilters' Guild AGM, free pattern links

So, to Harrogate in April
 Not everything was finished in time.. The quilt on top is called Chop Saw and has safety pins..
Underneath it is White Tiger, which has just returned from the Sitges  Exhibition, where apparently the Modern stuff made a stir
 This is Modern Wheels, by Heather Hasthorpe, and was the star of the stand
 Heather fell in love with the old Singer machine I took with me.. So did it's eventual owner, and I'm never sorry to see one go to a good home, or to have less to carry home.  New tutorial for the green cushion here
Quilt on the table is Crossing Points - Tutorial for the blocks here and the pattern should be on these pages tomorrow (Friday 1st May)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

OCP for April

My little puss appears to have become a bushbaby..
In the long grass by the gate, if there was still a gate, which there isn't...

Friday, 24 April 2015

Harrogating

 At Harrogate, in beautiful Yorkshire, for the Quilters' Guild AGM and conference.. Modern Quilt Group is going down well, and a short walk around the town led us to the most fantastic Chinese meal, and these little inspirations.  Above, carved marble on a shop-front
 Pavement..
 Skinny tulips
 Seriously nice upper-shop-windows
and a magnificent Winged Lion


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Ducks Backs!


Not easy to see, but peeping nicely.. lots of ducklets..

Monday, 13 April 2015

Roadkill - Tomato, Sliced and Laid, and Interpolations 3


Such symmetry, such squelchiness

And a detail from Interpolations 3, Red and Grey Stars

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Little and Large

One inch squares
 Sew in rows
 Press
 Arrange
 Sew the rows together

 Before pressing
 And after
Regular Fiskars for scale - note that i haven't sewn down the last two red pieces
This is a Granny Square, (see Heather's Blog for some more) except that I think it may be a great-great-great-great-granny square..

And here's another.. Start with 7-1/2 inch squares (these are from a Sapphire Oakshott fat-eighth pack, plus about 1 metre or so of batik).  It's about 50 inches wide and will make a nice lap-quilt. I've got some nice birdy IKEA for the back in black-white-and-green.

Pattern sooooon (and I've started quilting it, another image as soon as it's done

Friday, 3 April 2015

Roadkill - latest additions

 Plaster residual and plasticine..
Pink flannel in York