Welcome to the online Quilters meet and greet. My name is Lyndsey and this is my blog where I post about my quilting, knitting, walking, cooking and anything else that needs to be shared with my friends in blog land. I love my quilting on line friends as they are such a supportive crowd. Why not make a cup of tea or coffee and I tell you a little of what goes on round here.
My mother taught me to sew, embroider, knit and crochet when I was a child and it has always been my way of relaxing. When my children were small it always gave me a lot of pleasure to make their clothes and when I had time I'd be doing embroidery or knitting. As my children grew into teenagers and then adults I had more time to indulge my hobby and my son suggested that a set up a blog as it would be a great record of what I made. Before I started my bog I didn't take photographs of what I made so I can't show you any of the quilts I made years ago or anything else for that matter.
Let me show you some of my quilts and other makes. What made me want to get back into quilting was seeing a Dresden plate quilt at the stitching and knitting exhibition at Alexandra Palace in London in October 2011. I kept being drawn back to the stand to admire the quilt and before we went home John bought the pattern and fabric for me.
It was the use of the liberty prints that attracted me to this quilt. I'd never made a Dresden plate block before and it took me 6 months to get my nerve together to start the quilt. I soon learnt that the block is not as difficult as it's made out. I soon has the first block finished.
The quilt was going to be a wall hanging but it looks so pretty over my couch and is just perfect as a lap quilt. The borders and sashing took a while to put together as it's made from 1 inch squares.
For a long time this was my favourite quilt but then Christmas 2016 John bought me the fabric to make the Mariner's compass quilt. The fabric arrived just as I was diagnosed with breast cancer and although I enjoyed stroking and playing with the fabric it took me a while to start work on the quilt. The chemotherapy affected my concentration and it took most of the year to piece together. I renamed the quilt, the rescue quilt. Without going back through my blog I can't remember when I finished the quilt top but I finished all the quilting and adding the binding just a couple of months ago.
I had a lot of fun using different free motion quilting patterns. I hadn't done a lot of free motion quilting until this quilt and it was great fun to try different techniques. This is a very traditional quilt and also a very warm quilt. It's going to keep us very snug during the winter.
The meet and greet is going on for the whole month so why not pop back again between now and October. I'll show you some more of my projects and tell you a little more about life in London UK.
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It's been great to meet you and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon.