As Julys in Marrakech go, this month has been 'exceptionnelle' with temperatures hovering comfortably around the mid thirties most of the time but the Sahara Chergui wind is on its way and over the next few days, temps will will hit the mid forties (around 115°F).
So to say the least, very little sewing has been done round here. However, Zaki and I are off to my mum's and she has been sewing and has just finished her first quilt!
No, no...not this...this isn't a quilt, silly!
My mum loves to paint but it has been a while since she has done so as a couple of years ago she rediscovered sewing. Growing up, I remember her making clothes - they were run up in an afternoon and you never inspected the inside, she screen painted silk and made lampshades, did needlepoint, knitted and embroidered.
She is good at whatever she turns her hand to and is incredibly creative. Recently, she has been doing these fusions of
But a few *ahem* months ago (think the gestational period of a dolphin), she decided to make a quilt and this week, after much
She used a pattern from Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Quilt Making and I think she has done an amazing job. Look at the lovely wrinkly texture the quilting gives it...
...she hand stitched the vertical lines and FMQd in the focus fabric - go her!
Why then is she saying this will be her last quilt? Despite having reserved a couple of very clever stitchy blog names, she hasn't ever blogged - pleading time and technology constraints yada yada yada which I think is just downright selfish ;) So if you like what you see, leave a suitably motivational comment (she'll be reading alright) and perhaps she might make another! And anyway, she can share her other stitchy creations :)
I shall try and share with you before I leave what little stitching I have done...unless that Chergui gets me first!