Sunday, 9 September 2012

Some hand quilting, an exhibition and a mini make

Well a week has flown by and I have been so busy making almost every night, that apart from reading blogs, I have hardly had a chance to blog myself!
Knotted Cotton
But lots to share with you, starting off with a sneak peak of some hand quilting of my quilt using the Trade Winds collection...

I also wanted to share with you a handful of pictures of some quilts that I saw at an exhibition...yes, a quilt exhibition came to Jersey -hooray, we aren't a quilting wilderness after all!!
The small but perfectly formed exhibition was a collection of Welsh Quilts.  For more details you can see this link and here are some pictures...
And here is my favourite, an English Paper pieced quilt, made up of 17,600 hexagons!  It must have been a lifetime's work.

Some close up's so you can see better...


Thank you to my lovely friend Emma for the photos, and for a peaceful afternoon of quilts, coffee, cake and most importantly, no children!

Now for a mini make to share with you.  I had one teeny tiny scrap of the Little Red Riding Hood character left, so I just had to make myself a little pincushion. 
And last but not least, this weekend I purchased this darling little basket.  I can now move my little projects around the house and go to craft club with all my essentials in style. 
This basket was the bargain of the weekend :-)
In other news, we have had a lovely day today enjoying the sunshine out and about in Jersey.  Here are a couple of my favourite shots of the afternoon.
The harbour at Gorey
Mont Orguile Castle at Gorey
And finally, look who lives up the road from us...

Aren't they just soooo cute!!  (But a little too thin perhaps??)

I hope you all had a great weekend too  :-)


  1. Your trade winds quilt is going to look lovely!

    Looks like you've been having a great time - an afternoon of quilts and no children, bliss:-)

  2. Your hand quilting looks lovely :) that hexagon quilt is mind boggling - wow! And I love your cute little neighbours

  3. So much fun in one post! I love Trade Winds fabric and your hand quilting is lovely. Cute pincushion! Jersey looks like such a pretty place to live.

  4. That pin cushion is so sweet! And you can't go wrong with hand stitching, at least not in my world.

  5. It's always nice to see a quilt exhibit, even the small ones!
    Love your harbor photos

  6. Wow for the hexie quilt - I don't know that I'd ever have the patience and stamina :)

  7. I really like the bright trade winds fabric - lovely quilt stitch design. Shame, those 'mombies' look very skinny indeed.


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