I came up with my to do list last Thursday and didn't get around to starting anything on it until yesterday! In my defence my makeshift design wall fell down twice, we had Gordon's mum over for dinner (I sew at the kitchen table!) and last Friday was the Irish Patchwork Society mid-west branch meeting.
So despite a Sunday start to my weekend sewing I got a lot done! And I feel the better for it.
I'm not sure how to finish it. I originally thought a patchwork border but now I'm thinking no border at all, just navy binding. Any suggestions would be most welcome!
The highlight of the weekend though was listening to Madeline Jordan
from the Western Branch talk about her quilts, her love of knitting and
sewing, and her family. Her quilts all had an inspiration and an idea
that sparked them and her wonderful personality came through with each quilt story. I could
have listened her talk for an hour or two more than she did.
She told us an idea for a quilt took her from her home in Westport to Cong in Co.Mayo to research a golden cross the High King had commissioned. Madeline wanted to see the cross to find a way to use if for a quilt idea. When she discovered the cross had been moved to the National Museum in Dublin it didn't stop her. She took the train to the Capitol with two of her children, studied the cross, brought home a postcard for reference and made a quilt! The level of detail and thought put into every piece is wonderful.
Here's a link to Western Branch blog where she gave a similar talk. I can honestly say she was
very inspiring and entertaining and if I can be half as productive as her I would be a very happy quilter!
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