More Creative Stitches

The quilts below are more traditional than the Song of the Clyde quilts I think but there’s still loads of work in them as you can see. I’m just sorry that my photos aren’t great, I had to quickly snap them while there were no people standing in front of the quilts, it was so crowded.

Patchwork Quilts

So pretty and girly.

Flower Patchwork Quilt

I don’t know about you, but I would love to have this as the view out of my window, rainbow and all.

Window Quilt

I should have gone around taking notes. This one has a poem on it but I haven’t a clue what it says. The collage/quilt makes me think of “granny’s hielan’ hame” though. It looks like Loch Lomond with all the wee islands. Deceptively naive looking and it’s another location I would like to live in.


I just have a few more photos of the Creative Stitches exhibition at Glasgow to show – but I’ll leave them for another post!

8 thoughts on “More Creative Stitches

  1. I like these quilts more than the Song of the Clyde ones, although those are good too. I clicked on your ‘Granny’s hieland hame’ photo and it looks to me as though the poem is W B Yeats’s poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ – lovely poem and a lovely quilt – or is it embroidery?

    • Margaret,
      Thanks for the info. That makes perfect sense, it must be supposed to be Ireland, not Scotland. It’s difficult to figure out whether they are categorised as quilts or embroideries, the two crafts seem to cross over a lot.

  2. Thank you for shring the photos. I love the one out of the window could look at that all day.

    Such detailed work gone into them.

  3. I especially love the Jacobean looking one. I used to do a fair amount of Jacobean embroidery and it is so cheery looking. I’d pay handsomely for that rainbow window one, too. It looks like there is text along its border…was it a poem?

    • Pearl,
      I love Jacobean embroidery too. I prefer it when the colours are more vibrant though, this one is just a wee bit too pink for me. The embroiderer has written quite a lot around the border of the window quilt/hanging. I can only make out the top right hand text which seems to be an original. At first I thought it was going to be the Burt Bacharach song but no – it’s this:

      The look of love is in his eyes
      The smile upon his face
      If this is romance then I will embrace
      The warmth it holds the future it brings
      Together forever our love to enjoy

      Very romantic.

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