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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Monday 1 April 2013

Quilt for Lily and Tom

I have been making a quilt for Lily and Tom to use - not an heirloom quilt, just one that they can use without worry! I know that their London flat is not warm, and hope that they will enjoy it. Here are the fabrics that I chose to experiment with...

I don't usually like the patterns given in the magazines - too fussy or too cute, usually, but in one of the magazines I saw two that were possibilites - this is one, it uses 2 1/2" strips.

and this is the uses Cathedral windows blocks in the centre blocks. I will make up both over Easter and see which Lily and Tom like better. I'll quilt very simply and also use polyester wadding so that there are no washing problems.

Here are the strips, ready to be sewn together - I have teamed them with a white on white print, as per the pattern...

 The pattern is a simple one - simply sew two strip sets ...

Sew the two strip sets toether along each side to form a tube...and then cut using a ruler and the 45 degree marking....I'll show you how it came together once I get the blocks made and sewn togher.


  1. love the fabrics that you have chosen and it will be fun to see the finishes.


  2. I love your muted colours and they will look great when you make them up. I was lucky enough to go to Kaffe Fassett's lecture in Lampeter yesterday and am now rapidly changing to vibrant colours!! Look forward to seeing your blocks as I hope to do a quilt with similar block patterns. Ann x

  3. Nice to see that such an accomplished quilter does quick quilts for use as well as heirloom quilts--both have an important place in our lives, don't they?

  4. Love your fabrics choice and can´t wait to it finished!