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Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Monday, February 28, 2011

"The Brief"

 This Quilt came together very quickly, I had a firm idea from the onset what I wanted. 
The brief was a queen size quilt for an adult - modern - square - lots of white with a little bit of quirkyness. 

Easily done!!

The client picked five fabrics and gave me artistic license to do as I pleased -within the original brief, once I had a few squares done I emailed the images to check I was on track- got the thumbs up and here you can see the results.

I love the way the squares fall on the pillows, especially the big red square

I had it quilted in an all over swirl pattern to give it some movement

Quilt back

Quilt back

 Love it when a project turns out and everyone is Happy !


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Endless Opportunities

 This Quilt has evolved over time, it kept being put away whilst other projects were started and finished. I kept losing interest or not really sure which direction to go in. I had at one stage actually put it all together ready to be machine quilted - then the next day up picked it all, it just didn't look right.

I started with the pink and navy nine patch checkerboard and then just didn't know what to do, it was such a strong and dark colour combination. 
After a long while I decided to add in some more material mixes and made some more nine patches. 
I then experimented with framing them - which after a while I liked and then sashed it in white - Voila! two finished quilts. 

I look back at the progress photo's and still see the endless choices .............

What would you have done?
Im curious - No two quilts are ever the same and everyone has a different eye for detail.

Edith's Quilt

Bea's Quilt - please note matching Pegs :)

Have a good week :)
Xx Siobhan

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"The Pillow"

 Here we have the Pillow I made up from scraps left from Mr Darcy's Zig Zag Quilt, I hand quilted a few squares to add some interest - I'm really happy with the outcome. It's very comfy aswell, which is most important!
I have more than one child so there have been a few disputes already about who the pillow belongs to................... Looks like I'll be whipping up another three pillows :)

Pillow back
Pillow Front

I've added it into the Bloggers Pillow Party being run by Stitched in Colour.

Have a look and check out the other pillows - Lot's to look at and be inspired by :)


Blogger's Pillow Party

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Do your Peg's match?

I have some funny habits, one is that if I'm hanging things on the clothes line - the pegs have to match, I mean the colour of them, for some reason that is very important. I think possibly it was a game my mother created when I was very young - to get her special helper (me) to help hang out the washing? I don't know - but thats my story and I'm sticking with it............. I cant remember ever not matching my peg colours. 

Anyway......... I have finally finished my pile of binding and my pillow for my !

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More later on each project, right now I have to dash...........

Monday, February 14, 2011


 Way back in another life when I was being interviewed for a spot in my Photography course I remember feeling very confident of my abilities, I then remember getting the letter of acceptance and thinking "Oh No! now they're going to realise I'm no good....... blah blah blah". 
Oh course I was fine and I then got a job as a cadet photographer. 
I later changed my direction and transferred to a Degree in  Social Work, which again was great - I Studied hard worked hard and loved my student placements. When I got my first real job in social work which I loved and had been striving for my whole degree - The feelings popped up again "what will I do when they find out I don't know what I'm talking about" etc etc.  

I was thinking all this through as I was ironing my quilt top - I was laughing at how I still don't consider myself a quilter and when asked if I'm a quilter I respond with "oh not really". I also tell people I cant sew - go figure? 

Anyway my point of all this Impostor talk and how it started was actually this Quilt.
It's in the shape of a Union Jack - but it's not a Union Jack, as I was ironing my quilt that I designed/Cut and had Sewn together I though of all the people I know and what they have accomplished  - Not many of them would recognise there own abilities. Funny really..........

So it appears I am a Quilter and I can sew :)

Here are all my recent Union Jack Impostors

*note the spotty dog
This one I finished today, I'm calling it my Convict Union Jack - It has the last bit of my text fabric I designed and printed and then mixed in with some linen and white. It's king size and has a nice big overhang.

*and also the spotty Miss 4yr

That's it from me Xx
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