Warm colours in February

This week, in the studio, I have been working hard on a lap-sized quilt in warm colours of peach, orange and aqua to off-set the grey February weather outside. The quilt will use all those colours as solids, plus the four colourways of my ‘Flowers from Kirkcudbright’ print collection (click here to go to my Spoonflower studio where you can find these fabrics). I used the dark version of this print in the bag I blogged about previously (click here to see).

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I have made the quilt in response to a Mystery Quilt Sudoku Challenge designed by Lesley Coles which appeared in four successive issues of the magazine ‘The Quilter’, which is the members’ magazine of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. Lesley devised a complex quilt based on the sudoku number puzzle. It proved quite as challenging as one of the paper-based sudokus I have occasionally attempted in the newspaper! Here’s the first row, comprising three complete sudoku puzzle grids.

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The quilt, which is a largish lap-sized quilt is now finished and bound. These mystery Sudoku quilts will be shown at the Quilters’ Guild conference and Annual General Meeting at Torquay at the end of March, so I’m looking forward to seeing the other quilts.

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I have been a member of the Quilters’ Guild for several years and can really recommend this. The QGBI has a number of ‘Special Interest’ groups too, such as the newly-formed ‘Modern’ group that you can add on to your general membership, so there really is something for everyone.

QGBI is divided into regions, each of which has a regional magazine.

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Living in Durham, I am part of Region 15E, the North-East, and our region is very active with two regional days a year, several workshops and other ‘quilty’ activities. If you would like to join the Quilters’ Guild,or to find out more, click here .

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