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Welcome to Primrose Hill...

Take a stroll with me on a bright spring morning: the birds are singing, the sun is shining and a gentle breeze carries a flutter of blossom petals. Grab your favourite basket and wend your way through pastel-painted streets. Greet your neighbours and admire their window boxes. Browse for a new book, treat yourself to a bunch of flowers and buy something delicious from the deli for lunch. And don’t forget to stop for an ice-cream on the way home. Spring in the city can be very lovely indeed...



I am over the moon to be introducing you to the 2021 Today's Quilter Block of the Month, Primrose Hill.


Although I've used a good deal of artistic license, my inspiration for this quilt is a real place. Primrose Hill is a village-like area of London, enclosed by the Regent’s Canal, the west-coast railway line and its namesake hilltop park. The latter may have panoramic views over the city, but it feels a million miles away. Independent delis, tea-rooms, bookshops and boutiques fill Regent’s Park Road and the surrounding streets are dotted with pastel-coloured Regency townhouses. City living couldn’t be prettier (in fact, Primrose Hill's Chalcot Crescent was chosen as the location for the Browns' house in the recent Paddington films).