and while I'm on things 'family' remember the wool I had to knit a hat for Molly? well, doesn't she look cute in it?
So onto things really quilty - here are two quilts made by Shut-in Stitchers - I showed a gold & black one last time and here's another using similar colours but a different design made by a different person -
I have just noticed the mistake in the top right corner, funny how looking at a photo makes mistakes jump out at you! She will unpick it tomorrow, I'm sure. It's her first quilt and she is justifiably proud of the accuracy of her sewing.
The other one is the second top made by Desdemona [not her real name!] we collected possible fabrics for some months until she had enough -
So again, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed fabric to the programme.
I wanted to talk about log cabin quilts which are a particular favourite of mine, and to show how I got started making them. Back in the distant past, I made this -
Yes, it's pretty faded, the outer row did have a very dark background, this was made in the seventies and the method we used was to sew by hand onto a muslin backing -
Yup, by hand onto a backing using light thread for the light fabrics..........etc.
We progressed to sewing by machine -
but this was 'quilt as you go', then it was machine but just two fabrics
Then a forerunner of my wonky hexagon log cabin, made using offcuts of Indian cotton - the dye was most unstable, fugitive I think it's called - it certainly ran............ [pardon the pun!]
Then there's a change of resulting design, great possibilities here -
And another variation where you start in one corner - I have shown the resulting quilt I made with this technique, called Boldly I Went! I made the blocks in fours using a variety of sized blocks to be different worlds floating in the black.
Here's a thought to ponder, "If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?", George Carlin
and back to a beautiful sunset showing Mana Island