At long last I have finished my second map quilt. I see I posted about the first one in September last year which is an awfully long time ago. For my second one I decided to work from some old OS maps I have of this village. Easier said than done. I really could not repeat the street pattern so I decided I needed more practice at doing 'fictional' maps. However, I did choose colours that reflect the architecture of the houses (sombre Victorian granite cottages) and the nature of the moors around here in winter. I cannot remember when I started work on this one but I do know that it has been kicking round the studio half-quilted for weeks. This week I have made a big effort to finish the quilting using Madeira rayon threads which work well on a small piece like this.
Over the winter I have made one other thing: a small wall hanging with farm animals like the two I made last year. This one is for my hairdresser's new daughter. It is very small with only four animals but my hairdresser has started quilting herself and made the baby a quilt. I prefer to make smaller things these days so here it is.