Our Cutting Edge group as been set a challenge to create a small quilt to commemorate the First World War … and after a couple of attempts I have finished mine.
It has been constructed by painting the background fabric, stained glass window shape and silouette image. The poppy at the top is machine appliqued and I have used transfer art paper to add the text. I have then free machine embroidered to quilt the piece. An Italian poppy button has been attached. All those taking part have been given one of these to add to their quilt.
The inspiration for the quilt came from collecting the social history of St Hilary, the village where I live in the Vale of Glamorgan. It commemorates those men from the village and from the Glamorgan Yeomanry who lost their lives in the First World War. The text on the quilt is taken from commemorative plaques in St Hilary church and from the war memorial on Stalling Down.
All the quilts that are made will be posted on the Cutting Edge blog and we hope to be able to display them in Cowbridge on remembrance Day