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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

red oak quilts

Now we are in February and I have hardly blogged at all, just once so far this year, my quilting has been just as slack...
These are a few gifts I have made for the some of the family. I love the Flying Geese design but haven't made much in it. The first two photos below are of a quilt I made for my youngest daughter for Christmas. I have used lovely plain cotton fabrics on calico. I dont know if others have noticed but IKEA sells beautiful calico fabric at just £2 per metre.
I have hand quilted this using very fine embroidery/crochet cotton in a natural colour. This is lovely to use and glides through the fabric and wadding smoothly.

The following photos are cushions I made for my eldest son, one for his birthday and two for Christmas, I have one more top waiting to be hand quilted and then made up into a cushion cover. I have use Irish linen for these cushion covers and hand quilted with sashiko thread which is also lovely to quilt with.

We have just returned from a week in Devon celebrating Gilby's fifth birthday, Amy's birthday and our 40th wedding anniversary.Hopefully I will get to blog about those events before the month ends :)