First of all - thankyou so very much for your get well messages and cards - I am slowly getting back to 'my old self'! Thought I would share this rose with you called a "Mothers Love". It was given to me by a friend when my Mum passed away 2 years ago. The blooms this week have been simply stunning.....
Thought you might also like to see a new quilt I have been working on while I recuperate. It is based on the tile designs of William De Morgan - a friend and work colleague to William Morris. De Morgan leased land from Morris at Merton Abbey where he produced his ceramic tiles. Most interesting reading at this link;
This is the quilt in progress - all the applique ironed on and now ready to stitch.......
I think I am going to use a narrow black sashing around all the blocks and border. I photographed many De Morgan tiles when we were in Birmingham last year at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; http://www.bmag.org.uk/birmingham-museum
They have a fantastic collection of tiles and also a comprehensive Pre Raphaelite Art collection. Check it here; http://www.preraphaelites.org/
Here are the original De Morgan tiles and then my interpretation made very simple for applique:
Have a good week X