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With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year when I look back at the quilty things that have happened, the places quilts have taken me and the quilts I’ve been inspired to make. I’ve found less time to write blog posts in 2017 and realise I’m posting more on Instagram, so do follow me there as well if you can 🙂
The first quilt of the year was for Quilt Now issue 31, using amazing Lecien First of Infinity fabrics.
Popular Patchwork featured my Village Playmat in February issue.
There was that little trip to QuiltCon in Savannah, where I just happened to find my Lock n Latch hanging in the Oakshott Booth. A lovely surprise and a lovely trip, so many gorgeous, modern quilts!
My Dear Stella Hipster Bow Tie quilt was in the March issue of Popular Patchwork.
Jazzy Cabins made the cover of Quilt Now in March (issue 34) with VFW stripes.
Spring Vines made the cover of April issue of Popular Patchwork, wonderful Alison Glass fabrics hot off the press!
We had a fun birthday to celebrate and our quilt group Jo Blox just had to make a quilt 🙂 We also had a lovely trip to Exeter and the Quilt show there.
(Steph with her surprise “Bubbles and Fizz” quilt)
I helped out at Godinton House Spring week and got to make hexies with lots of children. (We have to start them young and they couldn’t resist the samples or the fabrics)!
Continuing with the nature theme, May issue included “Birds in the Landscape” – cheeky Log Cabins again 🙂
I was invited to give a talk at Rye Stitchers and Oast Quilters in Canterbury where I ran a Log Cabin Interrupted workshop afterwards. So many lovely interpretations emerged!
With summer underway, I made a soft, Gutermann, Basket Weave quilt for June issue
and took part in South East Open Studios for the first time in a good few years.
30 shades of Blue was included in July issue.
BoHo Herman Hugs scrap quilt made the August issue.
I taught Academy Workshops again at the Festival of Quilt in August, which coincided with September issue of Popular Patchwork.
To my surprise, Facing West was also on the cover of October issue, alongside a quilt by Janet Goddard.
I had a lovely trip up to Edinburgh to teach at the Stitch Gathering where I met so many wonderful ladies. Then a day out at Ally Pally for a spot of retail therapy.
Quilt Now magazine included my Staple Quilt in issue 40
and Lipstick Quilt in issue 41 🙂
Who knew I had so many reds and pinks in my stash?! 🙂
The Two Tone community project took up a lot of my time this year. It was fun to work with lots of local people, creating fish for window displays, and I did include a quilt (albeit a small one)!
A quick, cozy, scandi inspired Moda quilt came together for November issue,
followed by a trip to the Detling Quilt Show. I’d like to thank the lovely people at Popular Patchwork and Quilt Now magazines for the beautiful styling and photography of the quilts and all of you for your support with “likes” and comments. Do let me know which are your favourites!
A few art shows at Godinton House and Tenterden Town Hall rounded off my quilty year, another whirlwind with a wonderful wedding squeezed in the middle.
I hope you’ve all had a fruitful year with lots of time to play and create.
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