Hi, I'm Pennie, and this is my new blog. Hopefully at some point someone else might come along and read it, but until then, I'll enjoy the uncritiqued practice!
So, where to start? Well, this morning I went to my first meeting of the London Modern Quilting Guild - that is, the one in London UK, not to be confused with the one in Canada!
I met 18 other like minded souls and I managed to be volunteered to go first in our show and tell, and no-one laughed or asked me to leave so my quilt can't have been THAT bad!Look forward to sharing some of those things with you.
Because I didn't know in time about their February Valentine's challenge, I took photos of the wall hanging I'd made as a wedding present for my sister - she got married in December, but as the quilt was a late request, I didn't have it finished in time, and so it was delivered to her for Valentine's Day. It was based on the traditional double wedding ring design, and I am soooo glad she didn't want the whole quilt!
Just to prove I have actually made things too, I took my much loved Sherbet Pips quilt that features in the header for this blog. This was the first thing I made for myself, not to be given away, and I love it dearly.
The other girls had some fabulous pieces to show - I am now full of envy, especially for Charlotte's heart piece.
After much discussion, and comparison of fabrics, as well as a very tempting perusal of the fabrics on show at Tricollete, the shop who kindly hosted the meeting, I came away with some new friends, a new (functioning) rotary cutter, and whole new wishlist of fabric, patterns, and things to do.