Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Art Challenge

Although I'm not really into Facebook Challenges - especially if they hold any possibility of discomfort - I am rising to the Art Challenge presented to me by Lindsey Gibson - felter extraordinaire.  She ran a workshop for us a few years ago and everyone enjoyed it so much - it's just a shame she lives so far away.
Anyway, the challenge is to download 3 pictures of your work for 5 days (I probably won't do it for five days) so I thought I'd make a start.
Instead of going to my piles of quilts, I thought I'd look around the house for things I've made which I actually use or like.
The first thing I came across was a little hanging I have in the kitchen.  It was an 'Il e'tait une Fois' design, and I loved making it and still love it:
As you can see - I even use it as a pin cushion.

Second is the first quilt I ever made and finished.  It was from left over curtain fabric and I hand-stitched the whole thing (I hadn't yet nabbed my mother's sewing machine).  It was what put me on the road to quilting.  I pieced using papers, and after I'd made the quilt top wondered how to make it into a quilt.  My mother said she'd seen a quilting shop in town so suggested I go there and ask.  Off we went to Inches to Metres, and that's how I met Sandra.  She told me how to layer it and sold me backing and batting - and suggested I take a quilt class.  It's incredibly heavy but has accompanied us on every single picnic we've ever had - on beaches, in the garden, in the woods, on the deck of a ferry: if it could talk it would have a lot of stories to tell.

Thirdly is probably my favourite quilt and we have it in the best room:

So there you are - three bits from around the house.

By the way - our new beginners workshops start on Wednesday, so if anyone is tempted, now is the time to start.......

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