Daily Archives: January 23, 2015


'Salamander' fabric selection

‘Salamander’ fabric selection

A current hand piecing project – a Lucy Boston ‘Patchwork of the Crosses’. The bright colours caught my eye, saying ‘Take me home!’ So begins this small project.

'Salamander' preparation.

‘Salamander’ preparation.

Fabric is cut, and the honeycomb hexagons are piled up ready to start stitching. Just wish this hot humid summer weather would tone down just a notch to make hand sewing comfortable.

Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons

Finished it! This one now doesn’t belong in the list of UFO’s! An easy table runner to construct (using the ‘Accuquilt’ half hexagon die), and quilted with straight lines. A project of the PP’s.

This reminded me of childhood summers spent at the beach gazing out across the water at the horizon. Some days the water was dark and stormy, others a clear calm blue, or whipped up and foamy on a hot north wind day.

It is not an easy task to name a quilt. It can be as easy as putting a pin in a dictionary, or as hard as getting centres to meet in a mariners compass! What helps you come up with names for your quilts?