Alison Townley

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  1. Hidden churn dash

    by , 04-30-2013 at 11:08 AM
    This quilt is made using the churn dash block, I think it was the favourite block of our most venerated late member and the instigator of our quilt groupís challenge, Cecily. But I dislike it. I wanted to rise to the challenge as always but I find the block rather pedestrian, perhaps because Iíve only made it in co-ordinated colours and plain fabrics, so a decided to do it in heavily patterned fabrics and mix it up so that the pattern was lost and the fabric became the star of the piece rather ...
  2. Stained Glass Window Quilt

    by , 04-16-2013 at 01:07 PM
    Hereís a quilt my mother made for her granddaughter to celebrate her 21st Birthday, Sally found the design in a book and brought it to mum, ďGrandma, Iíd love this for my 21st Birthday, could youÖ.?
    Eek, no pattern, no instructions, just an image. So mum set about it valiantly, scaling up the image then drawing it onto a backing layer, sourcing the fabrics, so many Rainbow colours, so little time.

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  3. My Favourite Quilt

    by , 04-08-2013 at 01:04 PM
    My Favourite quilt, the one Iím most proud of, the one which hasnít yet been washed, and the one no-one is allowed to sit on, is called ďThereís plenty moreĒ.
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    I collected together scraps of almost every fabric in my stash and my motherís, it even has a contribution from a friend, who began a dress and never finished it, back in the 1980ís, there are also fabrics from the 60ís , 70ís, 80ís, and 90ís, just looking at the centre, I can see the remnants ...
  4. A flowery Union Jack

    by , 04-07-2013 at 11:03 AM
    In my stash was the red and cream, both Liberty fabric scraps, and the navy, a 1980ís Laura Ashley dress, I canít find a picture of the dress but I guess if you were around in the 80ís youíd remember those dresses, huge mutton leg sleeves, drop waist, voluminous skirts,(think a newly married Princess Diana). Needless to sayÖ.. There is enough left to make something else as well, and I already have an idea.
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    So where to find a pattern? I could have spent ...
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  5. Goth, Emo,Mosher, what's the difference

    by , 04-05-2013 at 10:56 AM
    Do you know the difference between a Goth, Emo and a Mosher? No, neither do I, but they all wear gloomy clothes and dye their hair black, choose black over any other colour, and donít laugh much (well thatís just a personal observation, itís like a season ticket to depression).
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    My Dear Nephew, lives in a bedroom painted black and grasshopper green, and yes it really is bright green. The lovely Appliquť star quilt I made him when he was 6 no longer ...
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  6. Fibonacci : a lesson from a 12th Century Mathematician

    by , 04-05-2013 at 10:40 AM
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Size:  422.8 KBHere's a quilt inspired by Ricky Timms and his work based on the Fibonacci sequence; not mine Iím afraid, made by my Mother at the same time as my first and to the same instructions, I think we may have been lent a book or attended a workshop together.


    When I have a few hours to spareÖ. Some time in the next 5 years! I think I have the right two fabrics to make another one of these.
  7. mycrosspatch.com

    by , 04-05-2013 at 08:40 AM
    My name is Alison and I am from the UK (Lancaster) I have been quilting all my life and have just started blogging please have a look at my site and comment if you please

    www.mycrosspatch.com

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