Now it is September, there is a slight nip in the air early morning. I love that!
The evenings are starting to draw in giving you that nice cosy feeling that leaves you ready to hunker down with a good bit of quilting to while away the evening. One of the quilts I have just bound is in those colours evocative of autumn.
It is adapted from the Star Gazing pattern in the book by Bonnie Hunter, ‘Scraps and Shirt tails’. It is such a fun pattern to sew! We are having a class on it down at Patchwork Dog and Basket in Lewes in December, and I’m sewing the quilt in greens and reds for Christmas! It seems like I am wishing my life away with looking so far ahead!
Looking even further ahead, this time next year, yes 2010, I am booked to teach in France!!!
I will be at Hors des Brumes, a lovely house in south west France. It will be great fun, patchwork (the project we are working on is the Perkiomen Valley Quilts, so that should keep us busy!), French food and wine, relaxing countryside, tranquility….. oh yes and don’t forget the sewing!!!
I love teaching this class, and over the years have made numerous quilts using Split Nine Patch and Hayes Corner blocks. There are soo many variations to sew, it is difficult to know where to start, and when to stop!
My most recent top is this, an actual Perkiomen Valley quilt. It turned out quite large, and then I put a border on (102″x 102″), so the picture shows about a quater of the quilt as it was all that I could fit in the camera frame!!