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A Quilter's Journey. I have become a piecer of quilts. The part I love the most is choosing a design, the colour/fabric selection, then piecing.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Millrosie Gathering


Dia Duit, last Saturday was the Millrosie Gathering, what a great day I had. Thank you lassies for your friendship.I was absolutely glowing on the way home, so missed the camadrie that is shared with bloggers/quilters.

Our Swap was a Leanne Beasley design, I absolutely loved my gift, thank you Sue.I have been a a long time fan of Barb Smith. Some of the lassies attended Barb's workshop. With our swap, it is strange, how what we make, ends up going to the right person. Sl~an, O'faigh

Friday, 22 August 2014

Weakened......A New Project.....with the Millbook Series...


Dia Duit, seriously, I have been so focused on Colonial Rose Hexagon Quilt, until a couple of days ago. I have in my stash the Millbook Series of fabric from the 1830's, Reproduction of course. The photo with the part pieced quilt does not do it justice. The above pic gives a better idea of the colours.
Before we went away, I was trolling through blogland and came across a Postage Stamp Quilt, this is what I am making.
I  have Brigitte Giblins, book, The feathered nest and fell in love with a crib quilt. That is the next epp quilt I wish to make. Both of these quilts, will go into our spare room. Perfect.The Millbook series are muddy pastel colours...just love them.
I am happy to say, tomorrow I a going to the Millrosie Gathering, so looking forward to catching up with everyone. Good for the Soul, and will be taking Colonial Rose with me....
Sla~n, O'faigh

Monday, 18 August 2014

A Travelling Companion - Colonial Rose



Dia Duit, I had taken my hexagon quilt, Colonial Rose away with me. Difficult, as our caravan is  small. I was far from impressed with Spotty dog and DH. We had stopped at a roadside stop for a stretch, drink and a walk  . I had double bagged my quilt in plastic, as we travelled, it was placed on our bed. DH let Spot into the caravan and closed the door. He was watching Spotty through the window, yes Spotty cocked his leg and peed on my quilt.Lucky, it did not soak through the layers of plastic. To date, the number of hexagons stitched are 2097. I hummed and haahd whether to take out the papers. I did so,(20 hours was the time it took to remove the papers) leaving two rows around the quilt, much easier to manage, while stitching on new pieces. Currently, I am working on the corners of the quilt, which will make the square.I am so tempted to start some new projects but persevering with this one.
Sla~n, O'faigh