New work and a little holiday

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Most bizarre!

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Here are just a few pictures of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres

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