Sunday, 11 September 2016

Talking Quilts

I wanted to let you all know that The Quilters Guild of the British Isles Talking Quilts Project is now live on-line.

I was involved both as an Interviewer and an Interviewee  (is that a real word?)

Here are a few pictures of my YK2 Quilt which I was interviewed about.







The link below will take you to the  Wales page which is where all the interviews I took part in are.
You can either read or listen to the interviews and look at pictures of the quilts.


ENJOY!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Finishing Off - Binding your Quilt

As our Sampler Quilt Blocks have all been made and we start stitching them together, our thoughts turn to finishing our Quilts. And that involves squaring off, making the binding and attaching the binding.

Below are the first three finished Quilts.

Then scroll down to the bottom of the page to see my three videos.
 1. Squaring a Quilt.
 2. Making Quilt Binding.
 3. Attaching binding to your Quilt.

                               Heulwen' s Sampler Quilt
Mary's Sampler Quilt

Yvonne' s Sampler Quilt


This first video shows how to square up your quilt.

This second video shows how to make quilt binding




And this third one shows how to attach the binding to your quilt




Have fun.


Friday, 19 August 2016

Making a Block Keeper

A few people have been asking how to make my Block Keeper.  So I thought I should repost a link to my Video Tutorial.
First some pictures of said Block Keeper.

Sew - here is my Quick and Easy Block Keeper Video Tutorial

Monday, 15 August 2016

Quilt as you Go


For all of you who want to know how I put together my Sampler Quilt Blocks.  

It's a Quilt as you go method which I show in the video below.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

And now for something completely different

Today was  Crochet workshop day with the W.I. And what a lovely eager and friendly group they were.  I had a lovely day. 
I'm so proud of what they all achieved.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lions & Tigers & Bears Oh My

Can you spot the mistake? - it's quite a major one. This is what sometimes happens when us quilters get over exited working on a project.
I finished putting this quilt top together and laid it out to consider how I wanted to quilt it.
Um......that's a strange way I've put those colours together I thought. 
Why did I put all the pink on one side of the quilt? That was an odd thing to do.
Then it hit me - I pieced the top in two halves - In my excitement to get the top completed I'd stitched and joined them together the wrong way around - Oh My!
There's no way I'm unpicking it - all the letters have been heat n bonded and stitched down. 
And there is hardly any of the fabric left to make new

So on to plan B

 I did have some flowers I'd cut out earlier and not used. 
I needed to bring some pink over to the left side.
I only had two Pink Flowers but visually odd numbers are better. 
So I'm using a yellow one as well. 
I've placed them so they highlight Lions, Tigers & Bears. 
I was tempted to try and make them into a lion, tiger and bear. But my Better Half told my I was over complicating it.

I'm making it to go in The Wizard of Oz exhibition that Swansea Quilters are putting on in the Waterfront Museum  Swansea as part of
  Swansea Festival of Stitch
August 5th - 19th


http://www.swanseafestivalofstitch.co.uk/



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Celebration

I managed to spend some time lately working on my own projects.
I'm making a series based on some of my favourite photographs.  I've always loved taking pictures and the digital age means I can snap to my hearts content.
I'm currently working on five pieces inspired by my photographs. This one was taken in Alykanas on the Greek Island of Zante.  Our favourite spot for a relaxing holiday.  On this visit we were (still) celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary.
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