A Patchwork Quilt Revisited

My home is full to bursting with a patchwork quilt or two.

I’ve been a patchwork and quilter for over twenty years.  There are so many projects stashed away in my home that I sometimes forget just what I’ve made.

Scrappy Patchwork Quilt

If you’ve ever meet an avid patch-worker, you’ll probably know that somewhere in their home, lives the biggest pile of large bed quilts you can possibly imagine.

Well it’s the same in my home.

For over ten years, I worked in a Patchwork and Quilting shop, making quilt samples for the shop and samples for my own workshops too. Hence, my ‘pile’ is slightly bigger than most.

patchwork quilt made my Catherine Hill from Arnold's Attic

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Using My Mum’s Vintage Speedweve.

I remember playing with a Speedweve as a child. Pushing the links to and fro and not quite knowing what it was really used for.

Mum’s Sewing Box

Each time I visit my mum, she gives me more and more sewing bits n bobs that she’s found in her cupboards.

Last year she gave me her red sewing box, which was a joy to clean  and to see it come to life again. She also gave me her old Speedweve also  known as Lancashire’s Smallest Loom.

Playing with a Speedweve

A recent challenge from my local branch of the Embroiderers Guild gave me the perfect opportunity to use it.  Continue reading “Using My Mum’s Vintage Speedweve.”