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March 2019

There is a real feeling in the air over the last week, with the sunshine and warmth that Spring is on its way. The colours of Spring, the bright fresh greens, the purplely blue of the Grape Hyacinths and the yellows of the daffodils, followed by my favourite the tulips and the mass of different colours, are so up lifting and are great for creating beautiful quilts.

The start of February was about finishing of the Quilt-as-you-go, stitch n’ flip Irregular Log Cabin, the nine squares I created were very strong colours and bold patterns, that when put together was rather dazzling on the eyes, so I toned it down with wide dark blue borders, between the squares. The borders were quilted with decorative stitches, this is a theme that has carried onto the quilt I am showing this term, but the quilting on these squares are curves with decorative stitches, all done using my walking foot.

Over the month I have completed a number of quilted postcards, still on the decorative stitched quilting theme – from a valentine’s card to three landscape postcards. I also made two 40th birthday postcards!!!

Half term, I had penciled in for dressmaking, two skirts and two dresses for me and a dress for my Mum-in-law for a Mother’s Day present – she asked me to make it for her. All of them in jersey fabric and made mostly on my overlocker!

I have a mountain of things on my ‘to do’ and ‘to complete’ list!!! And the workroom has piles of bits, in development, half made and a few almost finished, so I guess the rest of March will be trying to clear a few of the things!!!

 I will be posting regularly on Facebook and also Instagram.

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