Monday, May 17, 2010

"Will there be quilts?"


That was my reply when GBF suggested we go to an open day at Linwood house. There'll be craft he said vaguely. So off we went.

There was woodturning, wax painting, beading, crochet, knitting, spinning but no quilts... until I opened my eyes and saw quilts every where!











A real quilt!! This was draped over a box behind a door in a small room.





Even this drum said " Big Bold Quilt" to me.

Some people would say I'm obsessed but i like to say I'm passionate.


After all that quilt spotting a nice cup of tea was just the thing. I'm also passionate about cupcakes.





With so much inspiration everywhere you must be wondering what I've been up to.

A few weeks ago the eZine Fat Quarterly came out. In one of the articles the 6 contributors each made a variation of a flying geese block. They were all so different and fun. The following weekend I came up with my own modern interpretations of flying geese.


I pulled out some stripey scraps and just went for it. I've called it Wild Goose Chase.

My other idea was BIG flying geese! Big blocks suit me because I've got lots of big prints that need showing off. I'm definitely going to have to make a queen size quilt of giant geese.


The multicoloured spots on this side were given to me by my mother in law from her stash. They ended up in the right project here! I liked the back of this quilt as much as the front so I think of it as a two sided quilt rather than a front and back.


And here's my Mariners Compass that I'm making in my classes with Chris Jurd. It's fun going through her blog and finding her other students versions of the same pattern. All so different and so beautiful... I'm not sure I'd describe mine as beautiful...



dazzling perhaps? or exuberant? "Electric!" says GBF.

My next step is to choose a background for this. I change my mind every time I think about it.. Stay tuned to find out...

Cheerio.

Ps May 17th is Give Away Day organised by Sew Mama Sew. They want it to become the annual day for all bloggers to offer something. What a great idea. Definitely next year!.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Oh Rachael it looks fantastic! You should be so pleased with your centre. All those beautiful scallops and dots. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Quilting Queen said...

I find myself seeing quilts and quilt patterns in every movie I watch..guess "obsession" describes it accurately. Love the flying geese..and your compass is gorgeous...stunning is a good word .

Chris said...

Thanks for the kind words Rachel and you have been busy with that compass. It looks fantastic.

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