It is a while since I blogged as I have not been too active with the needle recently.
On Saturday I went to Empress Mills in Colne, they manufacture threads and also sell fabrics and all sorts, well over the weekend they had a small show on with a few exhibitors, Richard Box, Mabon Arts, Colourcraft and The Yorkshire book company to mention a few. There was also a exhibition taking part, the North West Embroiderers Guild and the Halifax Guild were also there. The quilts that were on show were wonderful, a very sad tale, on the thursday night the place was broken into and at least 30 quilts were stolen, the poor ladies who lost their quilts must be so devastated,all that hard work and love that goes into making a quilt, I do hope the police can find the culprits and return the quilts to the owners.
I have made a collage of the quilts so will try and load it now.
That is great I have finally sorted how to load picasa collages, have even made notes for next time.
If any one wants to see an individual quilt just let me know as I have all the individual photos too.
Have done a couple more patchwork blocks, I am now using cotton instead of ploy cotton but still not at the stage where I can use these blocks, another collage coming now
The three blue ones are still poly cotton, a small piece of drunkards path, a kaleidoscope and a five pointed star.
The green ones are stepping stones,migration, points practise and spinning star. The migration I have got the top left hand part set in incorrectly, it needs turning anti clockwise 90 degrees. These four were from the book Fat quarters shape workshop blocks.
I seem to struggle with the easy angle (for half square triangles) and the companion angle ( for quarter square triangles) have bought the specialist templates but wonder if it would be easier to try the old fashioned way, I suppose the more I practise the easier it will become, well it had better become easier!
Thanks for visiting me and happy stitching.