Monthly Archives: May 2013

Squaring up

There is no sun yet, so yesterday’s white magic attempt to lure Springtime with bright quilting seems to have failed. Little things are however popping up, and our “garden” seems to think it will be sunny someday. There is hope. … Continue reading

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Sun, pleeease

It is raining. Tomorrow it will rain. It snowed at the weekend up the mountain. I am fed up with it. Here, in the spirit of reminding the universe what we need (Warmth! Spring! Sun! Sitting outside in cafés! Playing … Continue reading

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English through and through

What seems to be confusingly called ‘English paper piecing’ in blogland, and in many books, was always just plain patchwork to me as a child. My mother used to buy pre-cut hexagons from Laura Ashley and a metal shape to … Continue reading

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Pink baby quilt

The pinky baby quilt is done, and is covering my lap as I type. The rain is pouring outside, dark and grey. A quick rummage through my binding mini-drawer came up with some sweet bias check ready-made binding. I think … Continue reading

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Beware of the pink curse

The pinky quilt is now quilted, ready for demonstration purposes on the 25th May in Lausanne. Straight lines take rather longer than stippling, but I think this looks ‘achievable’ for beginners. Now all I need to do is attach binding, … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day (in some places)

It was Mothers’ Day in Switzerland today, but we had more or less celebrated the earlier British one a few weeks ago. My wonderful mother is travelling in the UK today, so I poured out my mothering-sunday-ness on my lovely … Continue reading

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Prototype almost finished

Thanks to copious amounts of small plastic blocks that keep little people amused, an improvised playdate with a neighbour for Miss R, and a kind and understanding Mr T, I have almost finished my prototype for my improvised Introduction to … Continue reading

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