Sunday, 3 May 2015

Pendle Hill and Pentagons

On Tuesday my friend Marie and I had a fabulous day at Sue Watter's house on a Di Ford Hall workshop. As you know I am a big fan of Di and it was great to see her back and with a new quilt to start.

This is Pendle Hill. My start of it. Never has a day gone by so fast. Great company and a lovely atmosphere.


Once the urn was stitched, time to do a bit of flower arranging. This quilt has a lot of broderie perse and there will be a lot of cutting out in my future.


Part of the quilt has a border of 5/8 inch pentagons fussy cut. Oh my goodness! If you like hexagons then you will love this. I can see this being highly addictive. These three are ready to assemble. I have five completed and another four cut ready.


Today I have been to Cowslip for a weekend of stitching with Di. I have had my head down and worked hard on my applique. Hopefully I shall be able to show you the next stage soon.

This is a small section of Di's quilt. Yet to be finished and will not be revealed until publication of her next book which I am sorry to say will not be out until 2017.  Plenty to keep me going until then.

Just look at those pentagons and that applique. 


I sat opposite a lovely lady today named Jackie who said she followed my blog. I had no idea and had not met her before so, this post is for you Jackie.

Happy Stitching.

Shirley.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, my what another wonderful opportunity. The start of this new quilt is so beautiful and full of all of the special touches of Di. Okay, I'd better get going on some of my projects so I'll be ready for 2017.

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  2. WOW another wonderful start !

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  3. gorgeous applique!
    love the start of your broderie perse. This is going to be another stunning quilt to your collection.
    How nice to have met a follower.

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  4. Beautiful start of a another beautiful quilt. Nothing better than sitting for a whole day or even a whole weekend with some like minded people and a great teacher doing what one loves best.

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  5. You're very talented Shirley because this is a wonderful work !! And with Di.... i'm sure it was a magic moment !
    Thank you for sharing ! Enjoy.... :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, alright! Shirley your work is beautiful! How wonderful to be starting another quilt of Di's. It sounds like you have had some great sewing time lately.

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  7. Oh fabulous! Lucky you. It is going to be gorgeous x

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  8. Absolutley beautiful Shirley,,
    I love Di's quilts...wish I could have been there with you.
    Julia

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  9. Sounds like fun, spending a day sewing with Di. Your new project (like all the others) is lovely. Will be watching to see how it grows.

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  10. Thank you for your lovely post. I felt quite lost not going to the workshop today. I shall be looking forward to seeing some more of your stunning pentagons and a finished Sutton Grange next year. Jacky x

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  11. Lots and lots of work! Very impressive. And how lovely to meet fellow bloggers.

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  12. I'm addicted to hexies and now it looks like I'm going to have to try pentagons too - what a wonderful project!

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  13. Wow -- it looks like it's going to be an amazing quilt!!!

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  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Di's quilts are beautiful and you get to learn from the best. Love your newly emerging project too.

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  15. You've made such a lovely start and obviously enjoyed your time with Di.

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