Sunday, 30 September 2007

Quilt and wow

This has been a busy week, culminating in a trip to London to support DH on a cruise down the Thames, with dinner and dancing, at the end of an important business trip. (If anyone is thinking of doing this trip for a special occasion, I can thoroughly recommend it. The food and service were very good, and the views of London by night were stupendous.) A good time was had by all, but too much eaten and definitely too much drunk! Never mind, it gave us a chance to meet up with DS for lunch on Saturday (still scruffy but lovely with it) and come back to reality with burger, chips and coke!

On the quilting front, I am getting on with my happy houses. I saw a tutorial on Tonya's excellent blog for making pieced letters. I am passionate about writing (as a teacher, I'm on a mission to educate the world) and am always on the look-out for fabric with writing on it, which I incorporate into all my quilts. So naturally I had to have a go at the letters. Tonya suggests starting with capitals, but I've never been one to follow instructions so started with lower case. I am very pleased with the letters I've produced, and will definitely do some more in the future. Tonya has a number of other inspiring tutorials, so do go and have a look.



When I was at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC I signed up for a taster edition of a new internet quilting magazine, called Quiltwow. The taster is now up and running and looks very interesting. There's an art deco wall hanging tutorial, a paint and stitch project, instructions on how to make postcards using photos, a series of journal quilts, along with a celebrity interview and some favourite books. I'm not quite sure whether it's for me, as it's a bit arty, but I'd recommend anyone to have a look and decide for themselves.

6 comments:

joyce said...

Tonya's site is inspiring indeed. She started me on the letters and the houses. THen I bought Collaborative Quilting by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. The rest is history.

loulee1 said...

Your happy houses look very colourful.
Thanks for sharing the link to Quiltwow.

Jane Weston - sew create it said...

Like your happy houses and the writing is fantastic!

I agree with you about Quiltwow...too arty for my liking too

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Wheeeee! looks like you had great fun playing with houses and letters. so glad you gave them a try.

Karol-Ann said...

Love the happy houses and the writing. I would love to try the letters too and found the tutorial the other day thinking Jack & Toby wouldn't be tooo hard LOL

Andrea said...

This is a cute looking quilt ! I'm going to have a try of some of these letters - it's on my to-do list...