Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Our Scottish Quilt



A few years ago we had a lovely holiday in Scotland, it was the heatwave, and we didn't get a drop of rain.



Of course I visited a patchwork shop close by the place we stayed in Edinburgh, and saw the plaids. I felt very tempted and bought some fat quarters in different colours.




I had to decide on a design, that didn't look like all the products sold for tourists in the city. I chose the square in a square, and matched each plaid fabric with a plain one. There are a lot of colours : yellow, greens, reds. The fabrics are different, the weaves change, but I kept the same pairs with the plain fabrics throughout.






Here is the result.






6 comments:

alicemagorian said...

Hi - I'm an American quilter who is about to go to Edinburgh, and I'd love to know the name and address of the patchwork store that you visited while you were there. I always like to bring home fabric from wherever I travel.....

Anonymous said...

Think fabric in quilt loks great...will be on a short trip to edinburgh myself and would love to know any quilting shops you found.

Anonymous said...

There was a fabric shop called Mandor's north of New Town that had quilting fabrics. There may be others, but that was the only one I found. You can get light weight cotton tartans in a few other shops around town.

pascale said...

Sadly the shop I visited when I made this quilt has closed> It was in Morningside in Edinburgh, but they had too many troubles with the parking for their customers.

Sandra Henderson said...

I sure wish I would have taken more time to find fabric shops while in England and Scotland! I flew into London, after a few days took the train up to see Chatsworth (You must see,if you haven't!). Then on up to Edinburgh by train. Then after a few days over to Glasgow and up to Oban. After a few days there, began to fear I should make my way back to London.... Back down by train through the Lake District. I am ready to go back....
You've inspired me to make a quilt like this. Thank you.
Sandra in GA
www.cumberlandislandquiltchick.com

Alice Magorian said...

I did find Mandor's and had a good time there. We went with my son's theater troupe during Fringe Festival. I got an art print t-shirt at the festival and made a memory quilt that included the front of the t-shirt, some photos of their performances, and fabrics I bought while we were there. I'm ready to go back, too.