This hand pieced clam-shell quilt was made over a period of more than a year, but the idea for it marinated for almost a decade. Back in 2010 I had been making quilts for several years and blogging about it since 2008, back when writing a blog about making quilts was a pretty niche… Continue reading ClamShell Quilt
This quilt is based on a quilt in The Quilters' Guild Collection called The Mary and Edwin Bloomfield Coverlet, named after the makers who embroidered their names in the centre. Image from The Quilters Guild Collection. http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk The original quilt shares this unusual layout of hexagon and diamond shapes and is surrounded by text panels,… Continue reading Bloomfield Coverlet : The Text Of Childhood
In the Quilters' Guild Collection there is a fascinating quilt called The Ladies Work Society Coverlet. This quilt was shown at the QGBI Conference in 2016 and its striking layout and unusual applique shapes stood out to me. I read about its background - a quilt made in the early Edwardian period by a group… Continue reading The Arts & Crafts Quilt
Back in 2011 or 2012 when I had just started running my Patchwork and Quilting School The PlainStitch Workroom, from a tiny room above an estate agents in the village where I lived, I was contacted by a gentleman whose wife had been an ardent quilter and she had sadly passed away the previous… Continue reading The Dahlia Quilts
This quilt was made in the summer of 2016 in the weeks after we went to see Steven Speilberg's version of Roald Dahl's classic The Big Friendly Giant. In the film, as we sat in the dark cinema, it opened on a little girl, Sophie, asleep in her orphanage bed and draped in a tantalising… Continue reading The BFG Old English Frame Quilt
I've been blogging about my making since 2008 and you can access old blogs from 2012 - 2016 by following the link here PlainStitch Old Blog and if you've a mind to go even further back you can see previous quilts I made between 2000-2012 at this site Debs Quilts pre 2012 Enjoy !
This post is picture light because the making of most of this quilt predated my latest phone gallery and stretches back into the pre history that was when you had to do torturous things to take your pictures with you from an old iphone and I can't find what happened to those picture now!… Continue reading The Mid Century Modern Quilt