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Festival of Quilts 2015 – round up

This year, I went to Festival of Quilts for two days with Hannah and went to two one hour sessions, a first for me. It meant I had lots of time to see several things multiple times and so I got to see every quilt on show. As usual I like to do a bit […]

Another Finish: Hank, Frankly

So I actually just finished this, the big reveal is just in time for The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! I was hoping to finish this for the day it started which was Friday, but you know how it is with life, grumpy sewing machines and such…. There’s something about curling up on the sofa with a glue […]

Q2 Finish Along Goals

Well I didn’t do that great last quarter – I finished two of four projects and made a ton of new stuff instead. Naturally then, two of these projects roll over into quarter two’s finish along. Firstly the Hadley doughnuts are as I left them- one partial block. I would like this to be a quilt […]

Festival of Quilts round up

I have such sore feet! My camera ran out of juice halfway round, but these are some of the quilts that caught my eye. My judge’s comments were good cop bad cop again- one gave me two ‘excellents’, one gave me two ‘satisfactory’s and told me to think about the colour of thread I used- err […]

I don’t get it!

The lovely Reene has tagged me on photos coming up on Instagram of my David Bowie quilt, there are four (1, 2, 3, 4) so far not from people I know which means that people actually like it or something! I don’t understand, the quilting is really awful after my machine malfunction and I maintain […]

TV sewing

I’m not at the retreat so there will be a bit of TV and  hand stitching going down this weekend- I need to finish sewing on the sleeve and label on the back of the Bowie quilt so I can post it for hanging. I still don’t like it, but there’s not a lot I can do […]

Ziggy / Bowie – another sneaky finish

I’m not sure I like this quilt still but it has been improved since the top finish. I think the face looks wonky? I took off some excess in the end and pieced a back with a rainbow effect. Cindy suggested if I didn’t like it maybe I should add some colour to define the lightning […]

Festival of Quilts

Quick post to remind anyone that may be thinking of entering the Festival of Quilts this year, you have to make your decision NOW! I found out that today is the last day for applying to submit a quilt, so I’ve quickly filled in the online form. You have until 5pm (BST/GMT+1) to get the […]

The verdict is in

I got Wallander back from the Festival of Quilts on Monday, here are my marks… Bit disappointing that the piecing was either deemed bad or satisfactory as I paper pieced it and thought it was pretty good! And the edge treatment thing gets me again, but thankfully satisfactory on both counts rather than needing attention. […]

Highlights from Festival of Quilts

I took some photos at the show of some of my favourites. It turns out I have a bit of a preference for applique quilts and natural colours mostly- yes that means there’s some brown quilts in there…! The show is pretty expensive to get in and park and a lot of people said it […]