It's Piece Yourself Together time again - and thanks to Anthea for hosting this linky.
Sad to say - I have done no EPPing over the last fortnight!! But I have remembered a small project that I did a few years ago that you may be interested in.
Averil Colby was a well known patchworker back in the 50's 60's and 70's. She wrote several books including one on patchwork which covers the history of patchwork as well as her own EPP methods and work.
In 2011 the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York held an exhibition of her work and I was asked to make a handling sample based on one of her quilts.
This quilt is called High Summer. I apologise for the quality of the pictures, I had to scan them from the book as I cannot find any pictures online.
It's about 8" square. You will notice that there is still some tacking holding three papers in place. This was because the sample was not backed in order to show the construction method.
This year Bergerac Football Club celebrate their centenery and in honour of the occasion they invited Chelsea Football Club's Under 21 team to come and play a match here in Bergerac.
So Saturday morning saw us sitting in the tribune stand at Bergerac Rugby Club watching this match. Fortunately it was a cloudy morning which made it very pleasant and we even had a few spits of rain!
The band played the national anthems
with the teams lined up infont
On what must be the greenest grass in the drought hit Dordogne at the moment! It even got watered at half time.
The score was Bergerac 4 Chelsea 4 so plenty of opportunity's to wave our flags!
We were even joined by the owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich.
A well attended match and good fun - my first live football match.