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Thursday, 5 November 2009

The back

This is the back of the banner, which celebrates Traditional Welsh Quilting. I love it.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Deborah O'HareEach region of the Quilters Guild of Great Britain have been asked to create a banner to hang in the new headquarters in York . Here is Region 12's banner, depicting the South Wales countryside and the amazing Severn Crossing that links us to England. (I can remember having a day trip out with my parents, just to cross the first bridge when it was built. It was such a big deal at the time.)
I am thrilled that the amazing ladies who created this chose to include some of my fabric in it's construction. Can you tell which are my hand painted bits?

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Credit to the talented ladies who created this. I think they have done a fantastic job and now it will hang in York for all to see.

Deborah O'Hare

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Autumn Colours

We are having some glorious autumn sunshine at the moment, and I think the colours in this quilt top are a bit autumnal although that wasn't the intention when I began it back in the summer.

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Random rotary cut curves using hand painted fabrics, resulting in circles with attitude.

Deborah O'Hare The colours look good with the sun shining through them.

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To quilt it I bought these variegated King Tut threads at the Festival of Quilts, although I am thinking that the brown looks a bit dark now.

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Thursday, 27 August 2009

I can do Traditional

I also worked on this during the summer. It was very quick and easy to do, taken from this book .
It has lots of great patterns for using those Jelly Rolls.
It went to my friend Michelle who is raising money to buy a special braille computer for her son.
This went into the raffle and I know it went to a good home.
As you can see I backed it with a snuggly fleece.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Recycled Fabric Bag

recycled fabric detail, originally uploaded by quiltroutes.

I have been working on some new classes/workshops for September.
One of them is a bag made from recylcing upholstery fabric samples.

To see more click on my flickr link button opposite

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Good "Hare" Day

Went for a walk this morning to see the bluebells with hubby and son, and got very interested in taking photos of the fence instead.

I am glad I did, because as I paused and looked up the path along which we had just walked, the biggest hare was running down the path towards me. I have always longed to see one for real and was thrilled by this. In my excitement I turned to tell the others who were ahead of me but by the time I turned back it had spotted us and took a quick exit left, into the bluebell wood.
The annoying thing is that I was standing with camera in hand ready to click, but I missed my chance.
Anyway I am still thrilled and I have named him Mr O'Hare (after my husband).

Today I have been putting together some stuff for classes that I am hoping to give in September.
I didn't think that the daisies stood out enough so I added a touch of textile paint.

Now, looking at the photos I am not sure if I have done the right thing!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Little Gem

Deborah O'Hare This is my entry to the Little Gem Quilts which I have called Winter Shore.

The fabric was painted using left over paints and it reminded me of the markings sometimes to be found on the on the beach here where I live. I have been told that they are made by the coal dust that gets washed down from the valleys. Don't know if that is true or not, but the markings are interesting all the same as you can see from this photo.

Anyway, follow the link above and you can find out what a Little Gem is if you don't already know.