Sunday, 19 September 2010
I have been introduced to a whole new world out there - quilting! When my cousin said she had to buy some 'fat quarters', I thought we were going to the butchers and there we were in Bath, in southern England, in a tiny shop in a cobbled back street (you expect to see Disckensian characters emerging at any moment) - staring up at rows and rows of beautiful quilting fabrics. In case you didn't know, 'fat quarters' are a quarter of a yard of material folded up into pocket handkerchief sized portions so that you may easily compare and contrast before purchasing. Is it only the British that use this name or does it originate in the home of patchwork quilts, the USA?