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Thursday 7 July 2016

Throwback Thursday......

.....comes around a little too often for my liking. Another month has gone by already!

Linking up with A Quarter Inch From the Edge  It's exciting to see what everyone has dredged up from the past.

This month I am sharing my second ever quilt, made way back in 1982.

A few close up's - not brilliant as I only have the one photo.
All needleturn hand applique except the map! I think the blocks were quilt as you go and all hand quilting. Machine construction. All cottons, mostly Laura Ashley with some Strawberry Fayre.

I was very fortunate to have this quilt selected for The Quilters Guild second exhibition in 1983.

And that it was shown in colour in the catalogue as many of the quilts were only in black and white.

As the quilt is out on loan it is the picture from the catalogue that I have used here.

Unfortunately I was living in Rome at the time so was unable to see my work in the exhibition - but I did make the local press in what was then my home town, Norwich.

Do go and see what everyone else is sharing and have a great weekend.


  1. What a great quilt from 1982! Congrats on the exhibit!

  2. Wow! Not just in an exhibition, but in the local press!

  3. Quite an achievement for a second ever quilt! A really great job!

  4. How lovely to see that quilt and what a heap of work you put in it. Very special. My husbands family live about an hour from Norwich.... it's always fun when a place I sort of know comes up in a blog!

  5. What an amazing quilt! I love the sophisticated selection of designs. What an achievement, especially considering it was your 2nd quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. Gosh, quite a trip down memory lane for you! Congratulations on all the achievements you had with it! Interesting to see that although this was 1982, the design is timeless and would be a 'modern' one to sew today!

  7. Wonderful quilt and how great to be in the exhibit! Thanks for telling us about it.

  8. Oh my goodness that is brilliant - only your second quilt!!!! Leave it to you to get your second quilt into an exhibition, dear Lin, your work is always exquisite and you certainly haven't changed a bit!

  9. Amazing - gosh your second quilt - can hardly believe it. What an amazing quilt! Such talent.

  10. Wow! Well done. A celebrity into the bargain. A very special quilt x

  11. That's your second quilt! It's amazing. I love the idea of an alphabet themed quilt... DT might get one someday! Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

  12. Wow, you're a famous quilter with a newspaper write up, how neat is that? I remember when the alphabet quilts were so popular and I love yours with each block fun and unique. Thanks for sharing this with us, I enjoy seeing quilts from the past.


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