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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Frugal to the last piece of fabric…..

Certain decades are associated with the frugal use of fabric.

I am hopelessly drawn to outrageous colours and patterns. So I had to share with you some photos from a recent event I attended. The fabrics are from the 1930’s but they have quality that still holds artistic value today, many years later.

American Depression Era Quilts were made in the most desperate of times when money was short, textiles were expensive and frugality was the name of the game.

Although it was a time money was short, colour was king….. anytime there is a depression, colour is turned up a notch or two!

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What does a six foot Festive Table Runner look like?

This table runner is on it’s way to my local textile group, as part of their Challenge. I started it a few years ago, and have finally had a reason to complete it.

Finally Finished

The binding was  finished recently, then all I needed to do was add the embellishments and the hanging sleeve.

six foot Festive Table Runner
Applique, quilting and hand stitching all rolled into one !

It’s long enough to lay along my long sideboard, or hang on a door!

six foot Festive Table Runner with button detail
I love the red buttons


I know it’s a little early to be making Christmas decorations. At least I am ahead of myself for the Festive preparations this year.

Do you have Christmas projects on the go? Share your thoughts below.