Thursday, 22 November 2012

Red House Quilting

Here is a picture of Linda's shop window at Red House Quilting. I always spend a couple of minutes enjoying the shop window before I go in. And I'll have to visit again before christmas to see her 'Christmas window display'.


Monday, 19 November 2012

Out of the blue - Welsh Quilts

I haven't posted anything for a while. But I have finished a couple of Welsh quilt tops. Inspired by the pictures of Welsh quilts from Jen Jones gallery I have completed two Welsh Quilt tops.


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Never ending Welsh Quilt

I've been trying to get some hand quilting done on my never ending Welsh quilt. I am quilting the outer border so the end is in sight. Mind you I've been quilting it slowly for years so don't hold your breath. No picture today it's late, dark and I am very tired. In fact I'm in bed. So it's goodnight from me.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A Welsh quilt

This is a very old traditional looking Welsh quilt. Obviously made from scraps. And I love love love it. Think I'm going to have to make my own version on this one.


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Thursday thread

Today I am posting pictures of a friends quilt. This is Jean's Golden Wedding quilt. Magnificant.



Thursday, 30 August 2012

Festival of Quilts & ufo's

This weeks Thursday thread hails from the beautiful bag kit by Siposne Cseh Margit that I bought at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham earlier this month. I promised myself that I would finish a few of my ufo's before I started the bag.
Here are pictures of some ufo's I have finished since then. And in fact there wasn't much to do on any of them to finished them off. It was more a case of needing a push to get started or finished.
Not sure how 'tinternet managed to muddle up the order of the pics I have posted but.....
Top to bottom: close up of paisley fabrics in the paisley quilt top I have just finished.
Blue and white lap quilt for an injured soldier.
The above mentioned bag kit http://foltvilag.prestabox.com/
Paisley top complete - this is a nod to the paisley often used in Welsh quilts.
Another close up of the paisley blocks.
And finally another ufo finished. A baby quilt for the berievement midwife at Singleton Hospital Swansea.
Most of these projects are very convensional and 'just squares' but I do love patchwork squares.












Friday, 24 August 2012

Thursday Thread

I just realised I have missed two Thursday Threads. Not a very good start is it. So I have told myself off and issued a 'thought warning' to try harder. So what went on last week. Well we hand dyed pieces which we had stitched together last month. Using a plastic dropper to control where the dye went.
Hopfully you can see the stitching we had put into the work on the close-up. We were inspired by C. June Barnes . I am going to try and create a link. But haven't worked out how to do it on my phone yet.




Thursday, 9 August 2012

Markel sticks

This weeks Thursday Thread shows us playing with markel sticks and encaistic (heated wax crayons) work yesterday with the talented Dian Smith.





Thursday, 2 August 2012

Swansea quilters exhibition

This week (1-4th August) Swansea Quilters have their exhibition in Mumbles. As a Swansea Quilter myself a few of my pieces are on display. So for this weeks Thursday Thread I am posting somr pics from the exhibition.
Elvis is a miniature group quilt I made with three friends. It's A4 sized.
The second pic is miniatures too. The gold/yellow coloured quilt is another A4 sized one of mine. It's freemotioned machine quilted with a Welsh quilt pattern. The one on the back wall is a slightly bigger quilt which was designed to celebrate the Queen's jubilee. The cushion I had hoped showed my Paula Doyle cushion - but just in case I've put a pic of my Paula Doyle cushion in.




Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Wednesday Quilters

Been quiet of late. But I'm going to commit to posting at least once a week to update my blog. So I have picked Thursday as my once a week posting day. I am going to call it The Thursday Thread. Yes I know it's Saturday today - so this can be A Saturday stitch. Anyway went to see the Wednesday Stitchers in Neath yesterday, well done girls on a wonderful first exhibition. Here  are a few pics of their work.






Sunday, 10 June 2012

Jubilee Cushion

Inspired by last weekends Jubilee celebration I have made this cushion.




Saturday, 9 June 2012

Blackberrys

Almost finished my blackberrys now. Found the actual berries really fiddly. But luckily my friend Gaynor gave me some she had left over. Also she gave me the two white flowers. So more of a joint effort this one.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

No Reply Blogger

Well, I had no idea I was a 'no reply blogger'  I didn't even know what that was. So thanks to Deb O'Hare for letting me know. Hopefully I am now a 'reply blogger'. Learning all the time....  

Friday, 25 May 2012

Blackberries

Been quiet - on holls in Zante but have managed to start work on my blackberry block out of the Beautiful Wildflower Appleque book...


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The dandilion

We are working on flowers from the book Beautiful Wildflower Applique

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Fabric basket

Just finished this coiled fabric basket using fabric wrapped around washing line.





Thursday, 26 April 2012

Quiet week

Have had a quiet week this week. So no pics, but I have managed a little hand stitching on my Turkish Delight.  I have also been watching lots of the videos on http://www.justhands-on.tv/ well worth a visit for us quilters.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

My Poppies

Here is a pic of my finished Poppies. Amy fancied a go at stitching. And after showing her how she stitched on the poppies and grasses. So we may have future quilter in the making.


Quilt Routes: Poppies....

Quilt Routes: Poppies....
The wonderful Deborah O'Hare did a workshop for us in Port Talbot yesterday - Poppies.  We had a brilliant time, click on the link above to see some pics of her workshop.  

Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Passion of Port Talbot

Here is a pic I took today in Aberavon Shopping centre, where Michael Sheen came to share memories with us re last years Passion in Port Talbot (there is also an exhibition on at the moment).  The picture shows the two 'quilt tops' made by local school children that our group helped put together for the passion. I am quite excited to be going to the premier of the film of it 'The Gospel of Us' tonight.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Pray Flags

Ok, here are my set of P.F.'s what next, any suggestions? Oh, and expect her to hang them either in her garden or her greenhouse. The colours haven't come out too well. Looking from the left they are blue, white, red, green and yellow.

Prayer Flags

I am making a set of Prayer Flags for a friend (yes I have friends) and I am really stumped as to what to put on them. I have cut them out as bunting shapes thinking that would give them a British feel - and as we are celebrating so much in Britain this year it would be appropriate.  Now my friend loves her garden, so maybe flowers and or birds, she practices yoga and reiki. So where do I start?

Right way up

Just hoping this pic is the right way up now.
Yippy it's the right way up.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Almost finished

My Turkish Delight is almost finished now. The trick is knowing when to stop.


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