Quilting interlude

It must be the summer silly season – I’m trying to get “for sale” quilts and samples photographed and measured (almost at the bottom of the stack now) and, at the same time, fending off the urge to clear shelves, wardrobes, empty out drawers and launder curtains, cushions and rugs. Amidst all this I managed to lose my phone, which proved more traumatic (and expensive) than I could have imagined. So now I ‘m planning a couple of days featuring none of the above, just finishing up an Oakshott strippy sample begun two years ago (or was it three?) The fabrics are from their first Jet range, and the intention was to illustrate strippy style using simple cable variations from a single template. Interesting to try and photograph and do justice to the richness of colour, as you can see from the following –




I had fun using my favourite Penultimate app to work out where I was going to start adding extra lines of quilting

– I hope to work on these lines today while the washing machine chugs away in the background and I await delivery of the new phone. I’ve also used the same app to make some on-the-spot, rough diagrams of one of the quilts in The Cupboard –



And a little eye candy from Festival of Quilts – terrific choice of thread and great stitching – well done Kath!



Getting ready to sell …

The annual jamboree of Festival of Quilts is almost upon us!  As in previous years I’ll be in the Quilting in Action area of the show and looking forward to four days of general quilt excitement.  It’s always hard to know what to take and what to show so this year I’ve decided to focus on the (almost) new Little Treasures pattern books –

pattern books

and I’m going to display some of my stitched pattern samples from previous years and hope to sell them –



If I can get sufficiently organised I’ll take a couple of vintage quilts to sell too.  It’s time to clear some space in The Cupboard and also on the sample shelf!  After Festival, I’ll probably list some quilts for sale here so, if vintage is your thing, be sure to check back.  One of the quilts on the “to go” list is this one, which you may remember from earlier posts this year –

Tumbling Blocks quilt

and this is another –

30s stars

30s stars

One or two of these also –

quilts - assorted

Off to finish up the current sample before it’s time to pack and return to middle England.  Happy quilting!