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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's Quilts - Amish

Sunshine and Shadows quilt in darker colours. I used the quilting designs from Pepper Corys out-of-print book on Amish Quilting patterns. This quilt has been used on childrens beds but still looks pretty good.

Ocean Waves - this quilt had to be ready for the "Maritime Ipswich" display, so was machine quilted in a leaf pattern.

Star of Bethleham - another quilt which went as rent for a summer holiday at Janine's house on Chebeague islan, Maine. I missed the quilt, so made the quilt again. I think this photo is of the second quilt..

Centre Diamond Quilt - following a pattern from McCalls Big Book of Quilts. Machine sewn and hand quilted using black thread. This was quilted in a frame - I came down one morning to find that a yellow felt tip had been left uncapped and had made a large mark - luckily, it was the washable sort and  came out completely. Phew!! Using traditonal Amish quilting patterns including running feather and feather wreath in black thread.

Amish Cake Stand quilt - made after an antique quilt shown in one of the Pellman books. First quilt that I made with cotton wadding, it is a heavy quilt. I sold the original quilt, regretted the sale and made another which I still have.

Fruit Basket Quilt, made after an antique quilt shown in one of the Pellman books. All hand quilted using a dark grey thread. Running feather border.

Trip Around the World or Sunshine and Shadows. Pattern after an antique quilt shown in one of the Pellman books. Hand quilted with black thread, using a feather motif.

1 comment:

  1. These are very beautiful - you are an amazingly talented quilter! I think it's wonderful to see some of the old patterns kept fresh with modern quilters.