Festival of Quilts 2014

Quilts as Far as the Eye Can See I was so looking forward to my first visit to the Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Would you know it, I caught a throat infection, was in bed asleep by 3 pm the day before and on the…

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Flowers and Ruffles

Uming and ahing! In my last post I mentioned how I'd discovered Japanese sewing books. After much deliberation I chose to make a top from this book:  I chose the ruffled sleeveless blouse (pattern 7a). In the book it is shown in a crisp black linen. Pattern pieces The first…

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Quilts UK 2014

Sunshine, Quilts and Chestnuts! Malvern in May If you only ever visit a certain place at the same time of year then that place will be associated with things that you see in that season. So it is for me and Malvern. Every year I go to Malvern to the…

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