Sunday, 3 July 2016

Time and Time Again on Orkney


I visited the Creative Patchwork and Quilting group on Orkney last week and had fun with them creating many more new versions of both Time and Again and Irori, since the two quilts share the same basic block.

Getting there was quite an adventure.  This is the furthest north I have been in Scotland and my first trip to Orkney.  We went via John O'Groats.

We took a short crossing from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope with Pentland Ferries, which meant we had a lovely drive up through the main island to stay with Gina Patterson, one of the quilt group.


Here are some of the lovely fabric coordinations used, many from jelly roll precuts.

Barbara Morrison worked really hard on her quilt top and brought it when she came for dinner at Gina's on Thursday night - almost finished.

The quilters must be inspired by the wonderful colours in the Orcadian landscape - I will post some photos of the Orkney mainland soon.  We had a great time on our trip and hope this won't be our only visit to the islands!

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