Candy Stripes Quilt

10/03/2017 § 4 Comments

There are some really strong retro fabrics in this quilt but they seem to work and balance out with the solid red at the top of the flags combined with the prettiest pastel candy stripe.  I’ve added a solid red binding to frame it all and that’s this evening’s task – to hand stitch the binding all around the back of the quilt.

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The 2nd quilt I’ve finished this week is Mini Road Trip – using up the left over patches from last week’s Road Trip Quilt, cut down and combined with more solid blues.   It’s a smidge off finished as there’s an edge and a half of binding to hand-stitch!

I’m hoping to have them both ready for tomorrow’s first market of the season in Alton, Hampshire.

Today is damp, dull and cloudy – I need a sprinkle of sunshine so here’s a photo from yesterday afternoon …

What a difference a day makes!
Enjoy your weekend.
Adaliza

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Spring is almost here …

03/03/2017 § 1 Comment

Thank you for your kind words and messages about Flora.  I miss her so much.  She was a remarkable creature who brought us joy and made us laugh.  The garden is very quiet but there are signs that Spring is about to leap into action …

I’ve been teaching in my new Garden Room Studio and it’s a very calm, creative space that is much enjoyed by my students …

I do so love this space and yesterday morning, in bright sunshine, I wandered across the patio and into the studio to cut out a quilt – there’s nothing like a short commute to work!!!

This afternoon, after walking the collies I attached the binding to this new quilt that I’ve named Road Trip!  It’s a lovely single quilt in soft blues and greens with bumper-to-bumper cars and a vivid orange binding (to be hand-stitched this evening).

By the way, thank you all for your suggestion for quilt names, last week.  As each one came in I thought ‘That’s the one’ but then as I hanged them up in the new studio I decided on 2  different names – Fly Away is the floating squares 3-d quilt and Elements is the diamond one.

Do you approve???

Have a lovely weekend and see what signs of Spring are appearing in your neck of the woods.

Adaliza

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