Friday, 18 June 2010

Welsh Quilt Winner!!

I have read the Welsh Quilter's blog for a long time. Andrea's work is beautiful, and her blog is a delight to read. She is so calm, and she never seems to get frazzled. When her daughter, Jess went on a college trip to Africa, I was really interested, because I have been involved for a number of years with the Mercy Ships, and our local school had just come back from a trip to Malawi. Andrea had a Giveaway to celebrate three years of blogging - and guess what? I WON!!!!

I got this lovely 3D card from Andrea. And do you notice what is beside it?

She had recently bought a book on Welsh quilts, and decided to buy an extra one for her Giveaway. It is gorgeous. Do you see the quilt on the lower right corner...?

Well Andrea decided to make the quilt top and add that to the Giveaway. It is absolutely beautiful, and the stitching is perfect!! The book has the history of Welsh quilts, and is full of pictures of old quilts -

The one on the right is early 20th century - doesn't it look right up to date?

It gives you yardage, shows you how to make the quilt and even gives you tips to help you on your way.

It gives you suggestions on how you can quilt your top, to make it look like an authentic Welsh quilt.

And if you want to design your own patterns, there are loads of ideas and how tos at the back of the book, to get you started. I have already changed my mind twice on how I am going to quilt my top.This is a fantastic book, and I am overwhelmed by Andrea's generosity. Thank you so much , and I love the idea that there will be two of these quilt tops, because Andrea is going to make one as well.
Till next time.


  1. Congratulations Tich!
    What a wonderful and generous prize to win!
    Thanks for sharing some info about the book she sent you! I have some Welsh heritage and would love to read more about Welsh quilting.

    Please share a picture of your finished quilt.
    It will be fun to see what quilting pattern you decide on!


  2. Wow! That looks like a great book! How nice that you won such a nice prize! You could use the pick-me-up, I'm sure. Can't wait to see what you make from it. I might have to try to find that book. It looks really interesting and full of good information!

  3. Congrats on winning, my friend!!!!


  4. Congratulations on such a wonderful prize. I can see another project on the horizon. Hope the days are a bit brighter for you.
    Elyte SQT

  5. What a fun win...enjoy!!

  6. Congratulations, what a beautiful prize to win.Enjoy that great book !!