Lots of quilters make charming fabric postcards to send to each other. Perhaps, when I have more time I will have a go at this whimsical activity. I like whimsical!
Meanwhile most of my present time is spent making bed quilts for magazines, friends and family, plus Linus quilts, not to mention lots of quilting to re-decorate my home, which is showing signs of wear and shabbiness.
Made heavy curtains for entrance hall - appliquéd a design to match original stained glass window - see above.
Am planning to make bedroom curtains, using Liberty fabrics, covered with tasteful Celtic motifs to match the proposed Celtic Quilt for my bed.
Using 1930's designs for living room curtains. Appliquéd on very heavy cream linen.
So you see, not much time for 'owt else, apart from cooking, cleaning, nursing, gardening, singing, exercising and writing tosh on Blog.
Talking of postcards, Priscilla, from (www.popularpatchwork.com) sent me a lovely fabric postcard she had created from a photograph of my garden. It's enchanting and I was delighted to receive it. You can see the postcard in the Gallery on Pop Pw site.
Quilt is now rolled up and packed ready to go to Editor of Popular Patchwork magazine and is to be revealed sometime next Spring. The pic below shows the unfinished top.
Must say the quilting has transformed it.
It has been a fun quilt to make - tho' not without some hairy moments, with broken needles, thread and the accompanying ripe epithet.
Have nearly finished the Autumn Garden quilt top, but still have a few more blocks to make of the Winter version.
My GPQ Sampler Group are heading for the last round up. Final workshop on Saturday.
Some great quilts have emerged from this group.
My Elgar Quilt Group have almost finished their quilts. Next step is designing an Elgar Quilt for The Elgar room at the Rectory. Have some glorious fabrics, which I luckily bought from the States when the exchange rate was favourable. Over $2 to the £1 at the time.
Off to bed in a few minutes having spent a sleepless night watching the US elections.
Am primitive cook.
Enjoy quilting/appliqué but seeking to break out of my comfort zone - starting with feathers aka Patsy Thompson..
Like gardening, studying birds, drawing.
Relaxing and pottering about are high on my agenda.
Love music, play the ukulele and sing my heart out with local choirs.