Skip to main content

Spring has sprung...

I just had to go for a walk this morning to take a photo of these lambs - I just love to see them jumping around on their little fat legs.

As I haven't posted for a couple of weeks (sorry!) I thought I'd post lots of photos and not say too much....

Below is my piece I entered into the exhibition at Bramble Patch called Poetic Licence - it's open until Saturday 18th April. If you do have a chance to go please do as the work there is really good and there is so much variety.

Here's my entry for the Trentham, Quilts in the Garden show. I was really pleased wit the result - but as it was hung next to a really bright quilt it looked rather dull.

I've also posted photos of the quilts entered by other members of our group. Again a really varied group of quilts.

If you don't like huge quilt shows this is a really good one to go to. It's small enough to get around and there are a good number of stalls to buy material, books and art products. Also if you take your partner with you they can have a look at the retail village - or just sit and have a coffee.

And here's what I bought...... I'm sure you'll see them pop up soon.

If you want to learn how to make this scrappy Irish Chain above, Linda is running a class at the Bramble Patch on Thursday 23rd July. The class is called Double Irish Coffee.

And this one really made me smile - I love the Santa cat......
Hope you all had a good Easter.


Oooh I'm glad I checked your blog...I'm heading down the A5 today to the Heart of the Shires and now I'll just have to go that bit further to the bramble patch....Field trip!! :o)
Kaye said…
THe lambs remind me of my three kittles skipping in the garden!

Like your buys, look forward to seeing what you do with them. Do I spy some green in there?
Shell said…
love the little lambs too,some nice inspirational quilts there.

Popular posts from this blog

Outstanding Projects

Do you remember when this... became this? Well - It's time to get it finished.  This is my next project.  I intend to hand quilt kit with big black stitches. I always like to have a hand quilting project.
Last night I went to the Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild talk.  It was a great talk from Gizella K Warburton.  She shared her work with us - both textile work and photographs.  I really enjoyed seeing both.  Do have a look at her work.  It's abstract and uses some great fabrics which give the feel of the countryside.  These images give you a hint at the work Gizella produces. I hope to make progress with a few things this weekend and I'll post about it next week. Have a great weekend.

Jean Littlejohn class

The Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild were very fortunate to have Jean Littlejohn teaching. I think most of the class managed to finish their morning piece - which was a small stitched picture that we then embellished.  For me it was a first with an embellisher and Jean generously let us use her machine.  The second piece was stitched with a more open weave fabric than many of us were used to sewing with. Jean generously provided this fabric that was dyed and she also provided a size 14 Chenille needle - again much larger than we were used to, but the big eye enabled us to use a thinker thread to fill the space. We then bond webbed and foiled over the stitches,  So - a great class. Here are some photos from the day:
I'll post more photos as the work progresses.

Market Bosworth Festival

The Festival was a great success this year.  It was lovely to meet some of my blog readers... you know who you are. Above is a photo of Helen Rhodes who was demonstrating in the Bosworth gallery.  She's so nice and produces great work - do have a look at her website.  Here's a photo of the Town Crier - not sure where he was from, but he looked very smart in his outfit.  And here is the lovely Bee Design stand.  She also makes great paper products.  I wanted to show you the quilt Phyllis made using Edwina's 'cut and come again' method.  It was very popular with visitors.  I thought you'd like to see some of the work completed by some of the ladies who were beginners and are now producing great work.  If you'd like to know more about classes drop me a line and I'll forward you details on.  Don't worry I don't teach - the lovely Linda does.  Here is my small contribution to the show.  At long last I finished hand quilting with a seed stitch and got the …