The cold weather means a lot of sewing is being done, and I have used the time to get some new ideas completed.

The “shirty “ range (copyright Kim Porter) is well under way   I made the small quilt last year which includes button bands,  cuff  buttons and pockets  and for this year I am making a bigger one with some new elements.

shirty and thread

Lots of buttons , buttons on bands, and cuff plackets will be with me at Duxford,  I think they add interest and texture to the quilt.  It was inspired by a collection of shirts from Willen Hospice, which when washed and hanging on the line just said that they needed to stay together.

Another day during the Christmas break was spent indulging in just using anything to hand, in a very traditional pattern,  9 patch blocks, with squares.  The fabrics include old shirts, Liberty lawn and Lifestyle, soft pin cord, and old denim, and some new fabrics given by a friend..  Featured in the centre are some small embroideries given to me by my daughter for Christmas,  a whole boxful.
christmas memories
So far this year I plan to be at Duxford both the March and November dates and the NEC in August.  But please get in touch in between if you would like something special,  stocks are quite high,  i.e nearly to the roof of the fabric shed so I think I can match most ideas.