This quilt top has taken me nearly two years to complete, I started it in June 2007 whilst we were on holiday in our caravan. It is a real scrap quilt lots of the quilters I know have given me all their tiny scraps to use up and it has been a real labour of love. It is paper pieced so all hand sewn now I have to decide how to quilt it. I now have bags and bags of scraps so I will just have to make another one.
The one photo is the view from our deck an the other photo's are trying to show you the montana clematis which has been in 8years and is climbing the birch tree and hangs down in great bunches, we look forward to seeing this every year.
This is the view I get of my garden from my kitchen window, it never fails to fill me with joy. My husband built the steps and put an arch over and the big foliage over the arch is Yellow Honeysuckle, on a warm summer evening the perfume from this will be heavenly and we will sit in the garden (if warm enough) and just enjoy the sights, smells and the birds who will serenade us whilst we have a glass of wine in paradise.
My husband found these buttons and bought them for me they are lovely, I don't know what I am going to do with them yet but I want it to be something special. At the moment I just like to take them out of the bag and look at them.
This is the first heart I have made as a favour for the female guests at my Daughter Kate's wedding, I have lots of pretty fabrics and I am hoping that the guests will like them. Oh well only another 60 to go.
This is my Lovers Knot quilt which I have to bind, I used all 1930's fabrics and I am reall y pleased with the way it looks. The pattern is from a Jennifer Chiaverini book, I read her trilogy starting with Wedding Ring and loved the stories and characters so much I sent for the quilt books that went with the stories they are lovely but I did love the Lovers Knot pattern this is the first time I have done any curves and I struggled on my sewing machine but my great friend Kathleen advised me to try it by hand and use lots of pins which I did and I found it a lot easier I then hand quilted it and just have to add the binding to finish. I hope you like it.