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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Double sided patchwork and 150 hours later….

Selecting fabrics

Over the past month i have been busy stitching this commission for a double sided patch work quilt, its the first time I have been asked to use patch work on both sides, this gives the option of it being reversible, because of this quality I wanted to give the quilt quite a different feel [...]

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Monday, January 31st, 2011

beginners quilting class

beginners quilting class

I am joining the Ladies of Dulwich in March to teach a beginners quilting course at the Scarlet Peacock, you can bring along favorite bits of fabric, well loved clothes and shirts and come a turn them into a quilt. Its a great way of learning a skill and creating new out of old and [...]

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Quilt for my new nephew Arthur!

Quilt for my new nephew Arthur!

Cot or crib quilts are such great present for new born babies and can be truly treasured for each child – I’m not too precious about colour, its more about putting pieces together that look good and make it fun. I can’t stand things for babies that are too gender orientated as who says boys [...]

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Reupholstering

organic reupholstered chair

.. every now and again one gets board of the tired old chairs that are now sitting in the living room and one feels like making anew, now it seems like a good idea until you actually go and have a look in the shops and anything half descent is well over ones meager budget [...]

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Chelsea Flower show

Eden project garden, designed by prisoners and homeless people

I am lucky enough to have a friend who has a stand at the Chelsea flower show every year, and this year he gave me and Karin (an American friend, who i met in Bhuj india) tickets. I had only been to the flower show a couple of times, but it was particularly exciting to [...]

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