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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.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

New Projects - March 2020

I have several projects on the go - it looks as if there will be plenty of time to work on these, due to the current lockdown.

The colours here are a bright orange and a mid purple. The top is complete and now for basting and quilting. I am currently almost finished hand quilting the green and white kiku nut, although it looks as if there will not be a Festival of Quilts this year, as part of the NEC is being turned into an emergency hospital.

This mariners compass has been completed and has gone off to Val at Daisy May, for long arm quilting. I enjoyed making this, but had to laugh. The instructions said that once cut out, it went together easily. Of course not true. I used the Ruth McDowell method of marking seam lines, registration marks and pinning carefully. More exact than quarter inch seams.

One of Gundrens patterns, a fairly simple one called Kira. Decided not to enlarge....

Lucy, as above but with two cuts not one. Very difficult to make the triangles the same size and match up, so again will not enlarge....

A small baby quilt or play mat for Francis’ 1st birthday party. It had to be made quickly, so was quilted simply on my machine.