I have recently returned from a wonderful safari experience to Kenya. Although the main focus of the trip was the wildlife of the Samburu, Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha National parks, I couldn’t help but to hunt out some traditional African textiles. As we had travelled with only hand luggage we were limited on packingContinue reading “Kenyan wax print fabric”
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Ambleside Block of the month course update.
This course started in February at Tudor Rose Patchwork and I can’t believe that we are already half way through the blocks. The pictures in the gallery below, show how beautiful the quits are going to look just from these first two blocks. There is such a variety of colour schemes, from cool and monochromatic,Continue reading “Ambleside Block of the month course update.”
June’s Table Runner
Just before Easter June purchased the Greta Table Runner pattern from my Etsy shop. Off the pattern went from the UK to Kansas, and I wasn’t expecting to hear anything unless it didn’t arrive. Well, it must have been sent by the fastest carrier pigeon the postal service had, as it was only a fewContinue reading “June’s Table Runner”
And it’s off to the printers
The Star Table runner has been one of my most popular patterns over the last few years, and so it is time to give it a makeover. It was previously named Borrowdale Star, but it is now just Borrowdale and it has been given a fresh look using the dragonfly fabric and the blue andContinue reading “And it’s off to the printers”
Green, Blue or both.
As a patchworker, quite a lot of time can be spent choosing just the right fabric for a project. This week I bought some fabric – just because I liked it – and now have the task of trying to match it with fabric from my stash. This lovely print gives lots of choices forContinue reading “Green, Blue or both.”
Is it too early to be thinking of Christmas makes?
Every year I make items for the family for Christmas. To me this is as much about Christmas as the actual day itself. It gives me time to think about the recipient whilst I am making the gift. This last year Christmas was difficult and I couldn’t bring myself to even think about it withoutContinue reading “Is it too early to be thinking of Christmas makes?”
Back in the Classroom with the Coniston Cutting Mat Bag
It was lovely to be back in the classroom at Tudor Rose Patchwork today after the Christmas break. Everyone was full of enthusiasm either with new projects in mind or a determination to finish projects from last year. Janet is currently quilting the Coniston Cutting mat bag and Julia decided to get the pattern. LookingContinue reading “Back in the Classroom with the Coniston Cutting Mat Bag”
The Derwent Quilt
Today I have been preparing for lessons this week. As we are revisiting colour theory I started looking through my sketchbooks. One of them has the original designs and ideas behind the Derwent Quilt. It started as a design exercise for patchwork templates for my City & Guilds students. I was so taken with itContinue reading “The Derwent Quilt”
The Dunmail Quilt
Do your quilts tell you their names? As I am making a quilt, sometimes they tell me their names. Other quilts hide their names and I have to work hard to discover it. This quilt was a project I undertook during that Twixmas period. I had hoped that it would be finished before New Year,Continue reading “The Dunmail Quilt”
It has been difficult coming back into the studio, but I now feel ready to start preparing to get back to work. It is most strange, knowing that Luke will not pop in, sit next to me and fiddle with anything that may be on the table whilst we chat. It doesn’t feel as ifContinue reading “Thank you”