Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Importance of a Stash
"Didi" pillow case designed and made by Jeannie, Kingston, Jamaica
This pillow case was made with love,
a scrappy quilted pillow case
with fabrics from ones own stash!

One of my students, I have to admit, is now a "Quilter"
What is a Quilter?
A Quilter is someone who begins to panic at the speed of time!
So many Quilts to make....
Each Quilt a challenge and a learning curve....
The stroking of fabrics.....
Inspiration all around us!

The Quilting design on 'Didi' pillow case by 'Carolyn' Kingston, Jamaica



Friday, 21 January 2011

Where has the first month of the year gone!

I am in the process of preparing a 'Beginners'
quilting class for a few ladies who would like
to join 'The Wonderful World Of Quilting'
I am so delighted.....

Jamaicans are so creative....a small island we are, rich with talents!
Earlier this month we stayed at a Hotel on our beautiful country side.
In the lobby were two benches with these beautiful embroidered cushions,
made by a 'local' lady.

Our long tail Humming Bird, Our National Bird, is noted in a lot of our craft work.

Hence, I could not resist designing and making a Quilt with our Humming Bird.


The Pineapple Quilt was donated and designed for a Charitable Organization in Jamaica.
My friend 'Carlene' designed and did the Applique Work, her work is just amazing!
......the Humming Bird was a must!

Happy Quilting


"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, 1 January 2011


A new day has adjourn – it’s the beginning of a New Year –
As we leave 2010 let us take the positive forward leaving the negative to fade into the past
 – it’s now history!
As we move forward many of us are thinking about our goals for 2011.
Over the years,  I have written my goals on paper, imprinted them visually in my mind,
putting the paper in a  ‘safe place’.  
I marvel at the achievements at the end of each year.
Today, I shall embark on a new journey –
the creation of a ‘Vision Board’

What is a Vision Board?
A Vision Board is a poster or cork board on which you paste images that you have torn out of magazines, or created yourself. The idea is to surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to achieve physically, mentally and spiritually for yourself, places you want to go and the quality of life you so desire. Most importantly, what you wish to attract into your life.  
'You control your thoughts; do not let your thoughts control you! '
As I say goodbye to 2010, I look at my ‘Quilt House’,
the windows that have been closed for the season,
I look forward to opening them with great Joy.

Bella - CaribbeanQuilters, Kingston JAMAICA

My Rottweiler, Bella, awaits my company, he loves the music, the smell of my candle and the whirring sound of the sewing machine. He loves the peace and tranquility of positive creation.

Christmas Quilts - made by 'Carolyn'
pattern from Quiltmania Magazine

I pack away my Christmas quilts, a new year has begun.......
 New Quilts will be made, New techniques to be learnt,
and of course New fabrics and ideas!
Lots of Blessings,
Happy Quilting