Join in and be part of our community SHOW & TELL WRITE TO US Today’s Quilter, Immediate Media, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST todaysquilter@ immediate.co.uk The only thing better than putting the finishing touches to your latest quilt is showing it off! So let’s see what you’ve been up to this month… EMAIL: Delectable decor Hearts and flowers I have just finished this quilted wallhanging using Lynne Edwards’ mini sampler quilt pattern from issue 65! I have attended the retreat workshops mentioned in the article by Lynne Edwards and Judi Mendelssohn and both of these tutors are very inspirational! I had all these blocks waiting to be put together but not sure how to arrange them, however, inspiration came through the letter box when my magazine arrived. I also have enough done to make the other arrangement, but I am going to save those for the winter months. Here is a quilt I’ve made during the last six months. I used the Magnolia Blossom BOM pattern, designed by Carolyn Forster in her hand-pieced sampler series from issue 54 of The backing is babycord – not easy to quilt but it’s so nice and soft! Todays Quilter. Liesbeth, The Netherlands What a beautiful quilt, Liesbeth! Dawn, via email Stunning work. Your colourway makes for a really tranquil and calming quilt. Let it snow! When I first saw Mandy Shaw’s The Nutcracker Collection supplement in issue 54, I knew I had to have a go! It has taken all through lockdown to make and I have learnt a lot along the way – I thought you might like to see my effort. Some of it is hand sewn and some by machine, and I’m now making the Christmas tree skirt from the same issue! Dawn, via email Coastal cosiness This looks like the perfect quilt to snuggle under this season! This Flying Geese pattern was designed by Jan Prior of Country Threads, Bath. My mum and I saw this lovely lap quilt hung up on display and mum fell in love with the design and pattern. She, of course, then said to me, “Could you make this for me?”. I happily obliged and made it using Janet Clare’s gorgeous fabric Ebb and Flow collection, which really makes the quilt come alive. Pieced and quilted in two and a half weeks, which is record time! Merry makes! As it’s nearing Christmas, here is my attempt at the Nutcracker quilt from the Mandy Shaw supplement from last year! I enjoyed the process and took each block one at a time ( being overwhelmed by the work involved) and loved the process. I did have to do block 1 twice because I cut it ½in too short! It is now a family heirloom and a way to remember 2020 for the right reasons. Jacquie, via email Katherine, Portsmouth Fantastic piecing, Jacquie – we’re certain Mandy would be very proud! What a wonderful daughter you are, Katherine. This quilt is gorgeous. Todaysquilter Todaysquilter Todaysquilter Todaysquilter 10 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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