Friday, 24 April 2015


 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
 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
 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

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Rusty, rusty...

...mushrooms by the Library...

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Interpolations 2 progress.. I hope to get this and  number 1 quilted today

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Cat.. a box

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


and Local at that

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Just occasionally...

 ...things work out just right
I was making these improvised blocks to add to the screen-printed and painted ground, for this, the first of a new series called "Interpolations"
Without any particular plan, I laid the strip alongside, to find it matched so exactly, that it might have been deliberate...
 I cut the strip and set it in, then measured - exactly 3-1/2 inches.. Oh, well, yes..
Result so far.. I'm pleased with the join between the two strips, too

And there's another coming along nicely, too...

Some days...