Monthly Archives: April 2018

Even more quilty ideas

Here’s a tile floor from the castle at Azay Le Rideau. Very quilty! How about this window from the same castle? Or this window, from the abbey we visited yesterday? Also quilty. It was because we saw this amazing roof … Continue reading

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More quilty ideas from non-quilts

This is a tile floor from the abbey where Eleanor of Aquitaine is buried. If it were a quilt we’d call it snow balls, or robbing Peter to pay Paul. Here’s an effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, reading a book! … Continue reading

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Cathedral Window mini quilt finished!

  This is the beginning of sewing in the penultimate triangle. This is the last triangle of this mini quilt. I’m almost done! Here it is, finished. I had to take a screenshot of it because my phone was misbehaving. … Continue reading

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Quilt ideas

This is a tile floor from the abbey on Mont Saint Michel, in France. It looks like a streak of lightning setting for triangles. The way the color is worn away, it looks like “scrappy fabric” choices. It would make … Continue reading

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Bayeux Tapestry/embroidery

Today I went to see the Bayeux Tapestry, which is really wool embroidery on linen. It is about 150 feet long, and shows how William the Conqueror became king of England in 1066. They believe it was made within 20 … Continue reading

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More hand sewing

I’m continuing to sew this cathedral window sample. At the Voices In Cloth quilt show I learned something interesting from Youngmin Lee, a quilter originally from Korea. In Korea they have their own tradition of making what looks exactly like … Continue reading

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Hand sewing cathedral windows

I’m working on a hand sewn 4 block cathedral window sample for the class I’m teaching at HelloStitch on June 10. In this photo I’m sewing 2 of the blocks together with a tight whip stitch. The nail clippers are … Continue reading

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Cathedral window quilts

Here is a cathedral window pillow that I made in the 1980’s, entirely by hand. I hadn’t made one since then, but I’m teaching a class on how to make them at HelloStitch in June, so I’ve been researching them. … Continue reading

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