Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sunsets and Strippy Quilts

A beautiful sunset courtesy of the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Too good a photo opportunity to miss

We sat and watched the sun go down on Friday evening after another lovely spring day.
When I saw this quilt pattern in a copy of Fabrications magazine I bought for 50p at the quilt show in Edinburgh, I knew that it was just the sort of thing that Margaret would love to make.

Sue Goodman is the designer of Little Strippy a miniature quilt which has been beautifully hand quilted using North Country quilting patterns
Margaret has made a beautiful job of it and here is a close up of her lovely quilting.
Jenny Rayment made a third visit to The Fat Quarters at the weekend. Teaching on Saturday and Sunday , then giving her very entertaining talk on her life and times as a quilter. And here she is modelling her outfit from the Houston festival of Quilts.
On Saturday she gave a talk on dying fabric in the microwave and here are a couple of landscape quilts she has made with fabric she dyed herself.
I have been layering up my latest quilt this week so haven't done much sewing but Jenny and I made a couple of little purses. After a trip to Accessorize for inspiration we then went into the market and bought a bag of fabric scraps and 2 zips for a total of £1.40. We are quite pleased with the little purses we have made and think they are certainly as good as those for £7.00 a time in Accessorize.

Hope you''re inspired too.

Happy quilting xx

1 comment:

Helen said...

Just discovered your blog . . . those purses are gorgeous! Love Helen xx