This is where it all started for me but times change and now all of my blogging takes place over at my
Quilt Routes blog and I hope you will join me over there.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


More pics over at flickr if you would like to see them (just click on the photo)

And if anyone can tell me how you can add more than one photo to a blog at a time from flickr I will be eternally grateful.

Sunday, 24 April 2011


Top done.

Now on to the basting and quilting. I know it's not trendy at the moment, but I still appreciate a bit of country charm.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Warning. Easter cuteness overload!

I suppose I think of myself as primarily an Art Quilter, but that is not to say that I don't love a quilt that you can use. Lately I have been feeling that I haven't made enough of these sort of quilts and have had the urge to get a few made. Plus, in an effort to de stash before I move everything into my new working space, (more of that to come) I have set myself an Easter weekend challenge.
Above is a pile of fabrics some of which I have had for so long I think they can be descrcribed as vintage!
I pledge to have a complete quilt (only a lap size quilt) done by the end of the long weekend,( Monday is a Bank Holiday).

It isn't going to be all work, as yesterday we took a nice walk in the easter sunshine.

You can get a bit blaze about sheep around here. They are quite often found walking down the main road and you have to beware of them getting into your garden and eating everything in sight.
But we all love this time of year when we get to see so much cuteness everywhere.

By end of play yesterday I had got to this stage..

There is no measuring going on here, just random chopping and stitching.
Now I need to get on, but if you would like to go here you can see the eggs I have made for you.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

working wednesday

Still stitching away on the Festival of Quilts pieces.

PLUS...Playing......Painting not Piecing.

I am also busy putting together some kits which you can see here.

Nearly forgot, Brirish quilters are invited to join the Brit Quilt flickr group. Follow the button in the side bar to see what that is all about.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Stitching Sunday

Instead of being down on the beach enjoying the spring sunshine.....

 ........ I am here stitching sand......

(note the gaffer tape holding my quilting table together)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

working wednesday

Just for fun, playing around with bits and pieces.
I think I have been influenced by all the blog posts about the Red and White exhibition in New York.
If you don't know what I am refering to have a look here. This post really made me wish that I could have gone.

Makes me think of the St George's Cross.

The sun is out today so I have also been doing some painting.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pot Holders and Coasters.

Pot Holders, originally uploaded by Quilt Routes.
I made these as gifts for my stitching friends. Random Log Cabin with spiral quilting.
Look at what I got in return, from my friend Grace.

Random Log Cabin with spiral quilting! Neither of us knew what the other was doing.

There is a direct line from her house to my house across the water and if there was a bridge I could probably get there in 10 minutes! It is actually a 40 minute drive by road.
However, I think our creative vibes were on a direct link with these makes!

Friday, 1 April 2011

I just had to....

...share with you the backing fabric now that it is dry, pressed and all ready to go.

I still get a thrill when I open up a new piece of painted fabric and see what the paint has done.