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.




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