Monthly Archive for February, 2015

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IMG_7202These quilts are examples of design choices for clients. The one is using triangles and the other is using octagons. I have not used buttons on either of them. Instead I have actually quilted them in 4 inch squares of running stitch. This has the advantage of being a much smoother quilt. The disadvantage is that I can’t use the shirt buttons.

Quilting in Leamington Spa

quilt london radioI thought I’d show you a few of the things I’ve been working on recently. I’ve made several quilts for clients, friends and family members this year. This is a photo that was taken for an interview about a memorial quilt that was done for BBC Radio London. This memorial quilt was made using material and buttons from shirts. Other people have other items that they would like remodeling into a quilt.

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Chaisse longue

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This is a chaisse longue that arrived in my studio looking very sad and unloved.
The last fabric to cover it was a peach coloured fairly fine fabric, that had faded and broken.
I took off the peach fabric and removed the thousands of staples.
My client had seen my own sofa covered in a ‘zebra` tapestry and liked it, so I covered the chaisse in the same fabric, and then finished the edges with a self-made binding and brass headed tacks.
The whole looks very elegant and will stand the test of time as it will not fade in sunlight.

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