Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Is it a patchwork quilt?

This would be a lovely patchwork quilt but in fact it is a tiled floor, in the Byram Arcade in Huddersfield in Yorkshire. Now if I was a designer I could use this as inspiration for a quilt. It reminded me of Amy Butler's holiday photos and the fabrics she created from them. ( Well except she was in India and I was in Yorkshire in the rain)Last week Jenny and I found ourselves in Huddersfield with time to spare. The Victorian Byram Arcade if full of little specialist craft and hobby shops and well worth a visit. Our favourites were Pretty Little things selling French, vintage style gifts, Create 26 - a collection of artists designers and makers creating unique fashion accessories, home ware and gifts, and right at the top
Spun Yarn Shop where I bought some funky Flamenco yarn to make a scarf. It was full of quirky things - I particularly liked these steps up to a photographers shop.

Back in Blackhall Mill work continues at The fat Quarters Friday afternoon group and Irene is starting to put together her friendship quilt.
Janet has already finished piecing and layering up her Moroccan themed quilt- that disappearing nine patch block has worked really well.
I have made some new cushions for the sofa....
and tidied up my threads onto my new spool holder....
and then sat and watched as spring came to my conservatory.

Happy Quilting xx


Jill Bennett said...

love that spool holder Pauline and how exciting to come accross an arcade devoted to crafty things.

Lazy Crafternoons said...

great blog... I actually once designed a quilt based on a tiled floor I saw with leaves scattered over it. Have a look... on my craft blog below. It was actually my first quilt, which proves you don't need to be a 'true designer' to take quilting into your own hands!