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I offer several services: longarm quilting, patchwork and appliqué workshops and small items made to commission. In the past I've also made quilts to commission as well as Church or School banners for Walking Days and permanent display.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Christmas in July!

It didn't matter that the sun was shining, we were celebrating all things festive and making Christmas Tree Skirts.  (Which, you know, are skirts for your Christmas tree rather than skirts for you with Christmas trees on them.  You'd be surprised how many people don't know that...)

We had the Christmas CDs playing, until the afternoon when it was time to listen to the Wimbledon Ladies' final on Radio 5 live.

 We had our lunch in the garden, using the Christmas china and pretending we were Australian...

 ...we concentrated really hard despite the heat and the Christmas music, so we got all our pieces in the right places!

In the bat of an eyelid, there were three completed circular quilt tops.  Gill sped away and finished first,

 all Bev's deer ended up facing the right way,

and Barbara's awkward fabric (why did I say I'd cut all the pieces for everyone?) ended up looking just lovely.

You might have noticed that every tree skirt has a pale, plain-ish fabric as one of the three: this is so that an embroidery design can be added at the end of every third blade.  Here's the gift on mine, which I'd done ahead of time.  Gill, Bev and Barbara all went home with their embroideries marked out ready to stitch - that's why you start your tree skirt in July - you need lots of time to have it finished by Christmas!


  1. lovely, can't wait to make my own!

  2. They look brilliant - are we still making our next week on your trek across the country?