Monday, May 23, 2011

Baby Quilts

I have recently finished the 'Nursery Friends' quilt from Michele's new book as a sample for the shop where I work. Thank you Michele it was a delightful project to work on.
I have made several baby quilts, usually made in a hurry as a special request so they are quite simple designs. One of the brightest ones was at my daughters request for her teachers new baby. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of that one but I do have photos of two others made at various times in the past.
Regards Elizabeth.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Evening in Japan

I have just collected the fabrics for this new Block of the Month. I have had the design ready to make for several months now and am keen to get started on it. The colors are clear and fresh with a soft misty look about them reminiscent of a spring evening, hence the name. This quilt is the forth BOM I  have designed exclusively for Patchwork by Sea and they are proving to be very popular. If you are a patchwork retailer and would like the advantage of exclusive rights to a BOM design why not contact me so that I can design one especially for you.
Regards Elizabeth.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


At guild this week we were fortunate to have Bonnie McCaffery as the speaker, she showed us slides of her quilts from the beginning of her quilting journey up to the present day. One of the workshops she teaches is 'doodleszendotz' which starts off with a doodle. Doodles are such fun to work with, several of my prizewinning quilts were started as a doodle namely 'mollusc' and 'gourd', you will find photos and closeups of these quilts on my blog.
Bonnie's talk also prompted me to show you a new photo of one of my earlier quilts 'nostalgic roses' which won an award back in 2004.
Regards Elizabeth.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A wonderful retreat

This weekend I went on a quilting retreat which I have attended yearly for the past 9 years. It was wonderful. I always look forward to this retreat, a chance to catch up with friends, sit sewing all weekend without any other responsibilities and delicious meals I don't have to prepare myself - a quilters heaven.
 I spent the time working on my flower meadow quilt and achieved my goal to finish the applique of all the dresden flowers using needle-turn. The next stage of this quilt is to design some flowers to add by embroidery and sashiko but this coming week will be quite busy so I don't know when that will happen.
Karen says I should put some more photos up to show you, maybe next week I will have more time to do that.
Regards Elizabeth.