This week as always I seem to have been very busy. I wanted to finish a couple of quilts before I had a little holiday, and have taught a few classes at the Quilt Cabin in Hebden Bridge.
I finished my May Journal Quilt – this one is inspired by Sonia Delaunay. I have been experimenting with felt inlay techniques and it is all hand stitched.
I finished another of my counterchange flower quilts and have started on a large “pots” quilt inspired by the pots in the Utensil Museum in Ahmedabad in India.
Making up new kits can take hours of time just checking the correct sizes of fabric etc. I dyed some of the fabric that arrived from India and started stitching it – just to check it all works. Lots more sampling needed.
I’ve just returned from a few days cycling in Belgium with some friends. So in 3 days we cycled 300kms with one very very windy day and another day with fabulous sunshine.
After a day of cycling so far into a head wind we stopped for bananas and cake.
Cycling along is just such a fabulous way to see a country and you can see some unusual sights off the usual tourist trails.
We cycled past a bird singing competition. The people in a long line and recording the bird song – the bird in the box that sings the most is the winner.
Here are just a few pictures of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres