Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Update on work done in 2008

Here we have my first effort at long arm quilting, done on a Gammil at the Seattle Quilt Company. Brilliant! I will definitely do that again. The top had languished for about 4 years.

Well, I have a few pictures of work progressed in 2008 that I never got round to uploading. Thanks for the welcome back comment, and sorry to Ali for not realising that she left a message at the beginning of January! Happy New Year to you and yours too.

Now you can see the finished dinosaur quilt:Still wondering who should get it!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

What happened to 2008?

Well, I've reemerged from the parallel universe that sucked me away for nearly the whole of 2008. What happened? I have no idea, but I haven't finished my PhD, but I have got a part time job. I've done some sewing, but mostly household mending, and now my sewing machine is broken. However, here are a few pictures just for candy. These were the quilty highlight of 2008 for me, although this is a coverlet. It is the Wyatt coverlet, which has been written about. It belonged to my great great great grandfather, the Rev William Wyatt, and is a sister coverlet to the Bloomfield coverlet, which belonged to Mrs Wyatt's sister and husband. I couldn't believe it when I read about these coverlets. I have long had a memory of something folded in my granny's bedroom, that looked something like this. My mother, when memory jogged, thought it might be one that she sold in the 80s after both her parents had died. She didn't unfold it, because it looked fragile. Both coverlets are now in the possession of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles, and I am so proud to be connected to them. I trailed to Luton from Aberdeen to visit them!