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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.

Pippa Moss - Quilts 4

One of two quilts that were completed for the family of a lady from Sudbury who had died, leaving the quilts unfinished. This is an Irish chain quilt with some very complex quilting patterns required; it turned out well and went as promised to the lady's goddaughter.

The second quilt, for the lady's daughter....quilted more simply...log cabin...

A mystery quilt, which turned out well - I finished it off for an local exhibitionin Ipswich, then added more machine quilting later. I found out that meander quiling in different sizes is easy to do, but very small meander makes the fabric very stiff....also that very large patterns aren't easy (eg impossible) to do on a home sewing machine....also I quilted over the sleeve, so had to sew on another!! By the way, my following mystery quilt was a stinker, so I stopped doing them....

Fellow bellringer Hazel Judge fell in love with this pattern, the original was in the Quilters Haven window, it is Heartz by........that Australian quilter that I can't remember just now....I used some hand dyed fabric that I never thought that I would use, the salmon pink one....I made two, one for Hazel and one for myself. Both turned out well...that is Cloud, my siamese/bengal cross that I loved very much, abandoned in our neighbourhood when his owners moved away.....we gave him a home.

A quilt made for the wedding of a work colleague, the colours were her request...
blue, pink and purple.

A buckeye beauty quilt, this was also a quick mystery quilt, one which I had a lot of fun with over the years...this one is on the back of the couch and gets used a lot.

Columbine, a printed scarf by Stuart Morris, a local artist and businessman. The scarf is made of silk, and the wadding is cotton. Quilting is freehand. I really enjoyed making this. It was intended for a trade fair, but I later snagged this one...again, hanging in the lounge.

Simple nine patch quilt made with a sample pack of fabrics (speckled cloth). This quilt was given to my friend Cristine Ramella of Liguira, Italy.

Another quilt which is gone - skylark. It had an extra border added to make it larger. Partly machine quilted and mostly handquilted, it was just a top when this photo was taken.

Lucky Dip, a quilt made with a quick method. This quilt used up some of my blotchy or marbled fabrics in blue and green, and was machine quilted in a large meander pattern. Given to Richard and Ruth Munnings as a wedding present.

Summer Wedding, a pattern that I found in QNM. It is supposed to be a strip pieced wedding ring pattern, and uses two colour groups of fabric scraps, here blue and purple. I marked continuous heart patterns and machine quilted them - the marking pen washed out well but the fabrics bled - live and learn, I guess. Still a pretty quilt despite the marks.

Old Maids puzzle, made with blue fabrics and hand dyed fabric from a friend, Kris Miller of Princeton. This quilt now lives with Mike's father in Barley but I didn't tell him the quilt patterns name...

A quilt that was given to my sister, the rent for a summer holiday at her then cottage on Chebeague Island, Maine....lovely  house and island...I miss that house....