Thursday, 16 December 2010

patchwork lesson

I have so much going around in my head at the moment that I can't sleep and have been up for hours so i thought I tell you about this lovely lady I met on holiday.
She is the mother-in-law of a friend and was kind enough to put us up for a couple of days even though she didn't know us from Adam. I was very nervous about staying with a complete stranger but I needn't have worried. Her name is Edith and she has been quilting and crafting  for years so of course we hit it off straight away.  She had a whole photo album full of photos of every quilt she had made and given away and a cupboard full of the ones she had kept.
Quilting is something I haven't done too much of and so I was given a lesson on accurate cutting and sewing the pieces together, so watch this space.  Mind you she had a very posh machine compared to mine. Any way here are some of her quilts from her cupboard


This is a panel from her latest project. a clever lady.



  1. Lovely!
    You can't beat a quilt to snuggle up with on a cold day or simply as a comforter, especially when a cat or two snuggle up too!
    I'm watching your space for a quilt block at least!

    Sandie xx

  2. Beautiful quilts made by a very friendly lady by all accounts. You don`t need a fancy pants machine really to do patchwork and quilting. It`s more about enthusiasm and imagination (and precision cutting!)and you`ve got it by the spadeful, Gill.

  3. Lovely quilts! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :) x