Monday, January 25, 2010

Getting the Hang of It!

Hi Everyone,
Thank you so much for your kind comments and lovely emails. There are so many helpful and sharing people out there. I hope I'm replying the correct way. If I missed you it's because I'm just learning! Sorry.

Thanks for the feedback on my header quilt. It is my own design and I used a little bit of a few different antique quilts. The centre idea is from Aunty Green.

This week I have been getting another block ready for a block of the month I am doing from Post Office Patchwork at Glenbrook. The original quilt features in the book "Classic Quilts from the American Museum in Britain". Here's a picture of the original quilt

I have managed to put together two blocks so far. I wanted to go into less traditional Baltimore colours and more muted pinks, mustards etc. I don't know that I've quite got what I want yet but time will tell as blocks begin to evolve.

I am so inspired by Janet that I am thinking of starting the Susan McCord Vine. Just my cup of tea. If I'm reading the instructions correctly - and I've only browsed so far - it looks like there are 2847 leaves to make. Definitely a long term project!

I'm almost finished my Lynne Alchin version of Anne Daggs quilt which Lynne calls the Rochester Medallion. Photo will follow shortly if I can organise myself to finish it before I return to work this week.

I'll have to work on the quality of my photos. I've still got my 'L' plates on!

Thanks for visiting. Kathryn.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My beginning blog!!

Hi everyone,
Just testing out my ability to become a blogger. I have been reading many blog sites over my holidays and love to read what other quilters are doing. Hopefully some of you will enjoy what I have to say.