Thursday, 21 June 2012

American street signs...

 This is a wee embroidery I made a few years ago. It is free machine embroidery done on a domestic machine.

And some my photos which inspired the embroidery...

 There are more on my Flickr site @

Cait x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Liberty ladies...

I am not too sure about this one! 

I loved the fabrics as a stack. I loved the individual blocks as the appeared. Then I put it together... and it became a monster! 

Ok. That is a little unfair, but this quilt is huge and overly dramatic and a bit crazy. I have hoarded the Liberty Tana Lawn with the prewar women on it since Art school. I'm in love with the print and pulled a stash to match it. This quilt is not typical of my usual colour scheme and perhaps that is why I am unsure about it. 

I made it a few months ago and just folded it straight up and put it on the self. Now that I have revisited it I might be feeling a little more enthusiastic. 

Who knows, it may be transformed once it has been quilted?! I will let you know...

Cait x

Monday, 11 June 2012

I will not die an unlived life...

A wee surprise gift that will be landing on a friend's doorstep tomorrow.

Cait x

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Liberty stars...

I love this quilt. 

I sleep under it every night.

I made it in 2005. It took a loooong time and is huge. I have mentioned before my slightly obsessive 'if it takes a long time then it is better' theory. 

I began hand piecing this whilst working as a Textile designer in London. Once again quilting was my personal, and most importantly, private passion. When you (try) to make a living from your own creativity it is important, actually essential to create something that is made purely for the love and joy of it.

Not to be judged by others. 

Or sold. 

Or to be tested and found wanting.

Or to be validated by money.

The white squares are all hand embroidered linens found in charity shops and auctions over the years. This quilt is largely made up of Liberty Tana lawn and backed in a huge (and extravagant!) piece of paisley Liberty.

It has softened and been made subtle with washing and wear over the years.

 And it has gone straight back on my bed :)

Cait x