Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Does this look comfortable to you?

I'm posting this just because I thought you might like it

He stayed sleeping like this for quite some time - makes my back sore just looking at him!

ALQS2 - A bit late, but on it's way at last!

I have at last finished my little quilt for the ALQS 2 swap. I was very remiss with this one, but it is on it's way to it's new home.

I like this little quilt, although I have to confess that I was a bit over-ambitious with this one. There are 128 pieces in that centre - and it's only 10 inches square! Sadly some of my points are not up to scratch. I covered the worst offenders with embellishments.

I really hope that my partner doesn't mind this little quilts failings and feels the same way about it that I do!

Someone had to get his paws into my photos - why I would be trying to take a picture when the camera isnt on him is anyone's guess!!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Autumn Quilt Show - Part 1

At the weekend DD and I went on a coach trip with the local Guild to the Autumn Quilt show at Malvern. We had a lovely day out, and Bronnie encouraged me at the traders as well!
Part of the exhibition was devoted to some really nice antique quilts.
I found this one a charming way to showcase a favourite fabric and use up some scraps at the same time.

Always difficult to photograph are the wholecloth quilts, but I had to try to capture some of the motifs used.

Scrap quilts are always nice.

This one was particularly inspiring. I have a few of these six-pointed stars that I have been hand-piecing when I'm waiting around for children. Now I know how I'm going o set them, although I think it will be a while before I have this many!

Finally, Bronnie and I took one of the mini workshops with Pat Archibald. We still have to finish our Poinsettias off, but she really enjoyed using the foils to add the sparkle.