Tuesday, 29 March 2016


I have been having fun with a bit of blossom, not from a photo, but I think I got some of the colours right. I remember the streets where I grew up, were planted with Almond Trees and as the blossom fell we walked ankle deep in flowers.

I spent ages thinking about how to do the stamens and ended, up making them by dipping perle cotton, no 8, in dilute fabric glue several times, then when dry, mixing orange fabric dye to glue and again dipping to get pollen.

I have also started a new quilt for across the end of our super king size bed, it is an oatmeal colour with a linen weave look base I got in the USA (although it is from Japan!) I've bondawebbed hand cut leaves, now half way through blanket stitching them, then I will back and bind it with the lighter blue/grey batik, the colours perfectly match our bedroom curtains, hopefully it will take away the stark white of so much white duvet cover!


  1. Love the idea of your bed cover - are you going to hand quilt it after you have finished the blanket stitch?

  2. Yep, I have it all put together, ready to quilt, and I am waiting for the weather to get a bit cooler again!!!!