A Quilt About A Blog

On waking, I rarely remember my dreams but I do day dream a lot – mostly about the things I’m going to make if I ever have time – so I evolved this quilt around the byline of my blog: Dream in Colour, Create in Fabric, Thread, Yarn, Words, Whatever you have to hand…

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If Wishes Were Horses…

Today is another reveal day for The Endeavourers. How do these reveals come round so fast? Our theme this quarter was Wishes and, when that was selected by Mr Random Generator, I immediately thought of the line, ‘If wishes were horses, beggars would ride…’ but I decided to let it lie. I was hoping for […]

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The best time to plant a tree

Back in January, did you have a word for 2019? I actually chose a word but I didn’t ever blog about it. That was partly because we had lots of relations visiting and I didn’t get around to it but it was also because I kept coming upon the idea that that public goal setting […]

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SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON

Slowly and intermittently, over this long time that I’ve been gardening, I have been pondering (and very occasionally working on) a new project and, at last, the nuts and bolts of it are starting to come together. This is a smallish double-side quit. The dark blue is a fairly improv sewing together of night-coloured scraps, […]

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A Walk in the Park

“Let us to go for a walk in the park”, she said. “We will take some bread for the ducks And jam jars to catch fishes in And, maybe, a skipping rope…”   “The blackbird is sure to be singing,” she said, “And children will be flying kites, Making castles in the sandpit, And throwing […]

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OMG

I read somewhere, recently, that if there is an elephant in the room you should introduce it straightaway. So I should probably mention (though I fear bringing the wrath of quilt world on my head) that I have never loved improv. Whilst I’ll happily improvise and let projects evolve as they will, I like to have […]

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Don’t Poke the Bear

Yesterday, February 1st was the first Reveal date for The Endeavourers, our new art quilt group, and our theme for this quarter was ‘Nature’. My full post for the quilt I made for this challenge, including both my thoughts and the making process, can be found on The Endeavourers blog and also at the bottom […]

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‘P’ IS FOR PAPER

On Sunday I said I had settled on my ‘word for the year’. And the word I have settled on isn’t actually ‘Adventure’ but ‘Paper!’ Perhaps, though, I shall try to keep ‘Adventure’ for the spirit of the year. I know ‘Paper’ might sound rather dull and mundane – a bit passé in this digital […]

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On becoming a Diarist…

Are you a diarist? Or a keeper of a journal, or a note book? Do you record important events and ideas, perhaps doodles and sketches, designs? Aside from a work diary of appointments, I can’t tell you how much I envy and admire anyone who can keep a coherent record of events or projects for […]

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