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.
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.
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 the 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...
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...
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!.