Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Florence's quilt

No guessing who this is for then! Florence happens to be the granddaughter of a good friend in Manchester. Her two siblings have each had one so couldn't not do one for Florence when she arrived on the scene a few months ago. This one is really bright. 9 very simple star shapes so far. I happened to go to a Quilt Fair in Nantwich on Sunday with some friends and came home with an empty purse plus an ideal colourful backing fabric amongst other items!
As you can see I have constructed the blocks. Need to stitch them together now and think of
a border next. (so much for careful planning from start to finish!!). Watch this space. I'll need to find out what that is in Welsh so that I can pass it on to you. Meanwhile I have to tell the welsh class tonight what I have been doing today!! The only word that pops into my head at the moment is cwiltio. Not too difficult to guess what that means! Till next time (tan tro nesa).

Monday, 9 January 2012

Dolly Mixtures

And a happy New Year to all (Blwyddyn Newydd Dda) Hope it's a good one. Well I finished my mother's quilt in time for Christmas and after much deliberation decided to call it Dolly Mixtures. The colours remind me of the sweets I used to eat as a child mmm! I was pleased with the back of the quilt  having used left over triangles to create a block in the middle. So here are a few shots of the end results.
Talking of 'shots' I am now the proud owner of a Nikon D50 SLR camera (just in case there are any buffs out there!) so I hope to improve my imagery over time. Watch this space.
My next quilt is now out of my head sitting in a scrap pile waiting fo action! The next blog will show its progression. I thought I might show you how I piece it together but on the other hand...............
Hwyl i chi (goodbye to you - a bit formal I know !!)