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Chinese Whisper Challenge Continues…

17 Jan


Today I completed my second A4 Quilt top for our local quilt group challenge.  The top quilt in the photo above was the inspiration and the bottom my interpretation of it.  It couldn’t be more different, I tried to follow the lines of the quilt for the basis to it, not sure.  Not sure I succeeded, it certainly changes the direction for the next quilter in line.

Linking with Nina’s ‘Off the wall Friday’

and Richard and Tanya Quilts

Enjoy your weekend.



Design Wall Monday – playing some more

22 Apr

I got a bit hooked on making these wonky oval shapes and now have four

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They were fun to make, now I just need to figure out how to connect them and what to make…what do you think I should do?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week:)

Linking with ‘Design Wall Monday’ with Judy @ Patchwork Times


About Texture

18 Apr

A walk round Gunnersbury Park

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A look in Jean Wells Book

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

and I’m inspired all over again.



17 Apr

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Hopefully tomorrow I can play some more;)


Fused Art Quilts – for a good measure of procrastination

28 Mar

Yes, there has been quite a bit of procrastinating the week.  Taking my mind of the 150 years challenge quilt to do something quilty without the maths.  I was doing a paper collage with my daughter and it reminded me of the Bethan Ash book I reviewed here and the american version  of the same book many moons ago.

It got me thinking how fun it would be to do something entirely fused with lots of quilting.

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Not sure this one works – but it was fun.  Perhaps more cohesion and overlapping with the fabric would be more effective.  This is a tiny 12″ by 12″ for practise and learning purposes.

Today I got busy with the back of the 150 years challenge quilt.  It seemed a shame after many hours spent making up the numbers 15o, not to use at least one of them somewhere.

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So I did…

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for the back

Next up – basting and quilting.

Linking with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays

Creations by Nina-Marie

Thanks for reading:)


London Underground 150 Years Quilt Challenge

25 Mar

I’ve pretty much finished the body of this one and I’m happy with it:)  From what started out very differently using the numbers 150,

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it’s ended up much more like how I had originally planned it, but by cutting the circle into pie shapes of different colours and hues in order to be able to sew it back together again, inspiration was drawn from colour wheels and Caryl Bryer Fallert.

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Steep learning curve on those curves.

Just need to add the finishing touches then I can take it along to the next London Modern  Quilt Guild Meeting.

Looking forward to it.

Linking with Judy @ Patchwork Times – Design Wall Monday


Winner of Quilters Gallery Give Away on Dianna Jessie…

15 Mar

It has been fun reading all your colour combinations of the moment.  I’m going through a bit of a rainbow phase, just loving the full spectrum.

We do have a winner….

Janet from Caribou Crossing Chronicles who said:

‘I’m with Richard – loving orange and grey together right now.’

Congratulations Janet I shall get in touch via email to get your postal address details.

And a big thanks to all who visit, you are welcome back when ever you fancy.


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