Eileen’s Magic Tile Quilt – a ‘one to one’ workshop

Magic Tile one to one workshop. Dorothy Russell

For three days this week I have had company in my workroom. Eileen, her husband, Lee and their son Eoin (or Eoghan – pronounced like Owen) stayed in our holiday cottage here at Coed y Berclas. As a birthday present from Lee, Eileen had three days of patchwork and quilting tuition with me.

She had selected ‘Magic Tile’ which is fairly complex and requires a number of different techniques – a very good choice, because over the three days we covered – fabric use for her fuscia design, ‘bondawebbing’, cutting to design lines, re-assembling using joining strips, machine quilting ‘in the ditch’ and applique stitch (a blanket stitch on the machine).

Eileen will finish quilting, beading and binding her hanging in her own time and has promised to send me an image of the finished quilt which will appear in a subsequent blog. It was a delight working with her while her husband and son discovered some of the pleasant ways to pass the time on Anglesey and North Wales. They had fun too.