Sunday, February 18, 2018

Name suggestion?

I have to say that I am quite pleased with my latest completion.

It has taken quite few years.

I love it when people say:

"and how long did it take you?"

Well they won't be disappointed this time.

Why does a quilt need a name anyway?

Like children?

So you can keep track of them?

Any suggestion?

And the back story of course.


Thursday, February 8, 2018


I like to think of these as snaps shots taken out the car window while driving in the country. 
They are about the size of photos when I was a child,
or like trading cards.
But I want to sell them not trade them.

Monday, January 29, 2018


Boro is a term much used these days.
In Japanese it refers to cloth that is in rags, tattered and mended.
I am reluctant to call what I do boro
but it is mending.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


In case you were wondering about me..
Mostly I have been working on this.
Slow stitching.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Machine sewing....

Lots of machining

and now the top is done

and basted, but that doesn't make such a good photo.

And I made another tea cosy!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

it's about time

 It's about time I got around to finishing this quilt.
I started it many years ago but found it just too difficult and so only made one block. Then some time later I found that I had cut out most of the pieces to make four blocks and so got that far.
But then what to do?
So indecision has ruled.
Then about a year ago I added then saw-tooth border and then reached another standstill.

 And then recently I thought stars! 
Stars might work. 
I didn't want to overpower the centre blocks but if I chose carefully....
You see I am using old Japanese fabric from futons and what I have is limited and it's not like I can pop down to the patchwork shop and get some more.

So far so good?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017