Sunday, 27 December 2009

Merry Christmas to you all and the very best for the New Year 2010.

My nativity has been around for at least 65years. I remember as a child, the nativity was placed under the Christmas Tree. I used to sit and imagine myself beside the lamb looking on at Baby Jesus. I still wonder what it would have been like...perhaps I will sit by the donkey!

Thank you so much for your support throughout the year.

I wish you a wonderful and safe season with lots of joy and happiness.

All the best for the New Year and may God Bless you All...


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Block for Flood Quilt in Ireland
by 'Irish Quilting' magazine

Sew together a nine-patch, using 5" squares. Use repeat fabric for
squares 2,4,6,8 as these become the sashing squares. Press towards
the sashing. Block should measure 14" at this stage. Trim if necessary.

Cut through the sashing and centre squares evenly in both directions,
7" from outside edge

Re- arrange these smaller units as per diagram or play around
with your own layout.

Pieced together

Sew the four units into a complete block measuring 13 1/2 "

Happy Quilting,

Friday, 4 December 2009

Thank you all so much for the wonderful response to the Block/Blocks
for the Flood Victims in Ireland. I will put some blocks together and
send the Quilt top along with blocks to The Irish Quilting Magazine.
They will put them together and distribute them to the
Flood Victims.

There is no colour theme, delve into your stash and
follow your vibe.

When I was at Houston Quilt Market I saw these beautiful batiks made
by Batik Textiles. They were bright and lively. My photography does not
do the fabrics any justice!

The Batik is designed by Batik Textiles and they designed a
quilt for the line of fabric and guess the name of the Quilt.....

It's a small world!
What I find interesting is the power of colour and what colour
means to us.
Speak of Usain Bolt(the fastest man in the world) and we think
of Green, Gold and Black the colour of the Jamaican Flag.
Speak of Jamaican music and we think of Red, Green and Gold
"Where the spirit does not work with the hands there is no art"
Leonardo Da Vinci
Quilting is Art. Enjoy!
Happy Quilting,