My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I'm tired of deadlines.  I'm probably just saying that because I'm working frantically to get this dragon quilt finished before Saturday.  But I've decided that after Christmas, I'm not going to make quilts and things 'for' people for a while. 

I say Christmas because I do want to make one more quilt this year for my Father-in-Law.

But after Christmas I want to use my quilting time to play and experiment and develop my 'art' quilting skills a bit more.  One of the ladies at the retreat I went to over the weekend does an A4 sized quilt every month.  She tries out new techniques and tools, she documents her inspiration and she notes what she would do differently.  And when she showed us her little portfolio, you can really see her progress.  This is the type of thing I would like to do more of.

Like the quiltlet above.  I did this one at least a couple of years ago and had so much fun and was very pleased with the outcome.  I'm itching to do more of this type of stuff.


  1. Good for you, having resolve to really do what you want to do, I hope it works for you. I can hardly wait to see what you're up to, Elaine
    I do love the last pictured stitchery!

  2. I,too, have decided to stick more closely to what I love the most, and reduce my inventory of all the other craft supplies that I hardly ever use. I am so excited about my present craft, I can't wait to get back to it each day. Live and learn, but I can't understand why it took me so long to find my true passion.Good luck with your new plan.


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