20 June, 2007
Its nice when you can encourage your friends to play along with you.
I sent a friend this link http://www.dumpr.net/museumr.php to look at and she played and put one of her quilts in the gallery.
This quilt of hers is one of my favourites.
See mine below
19 June, 2007
I'm trying to use some fabric scraps that I've been saving for a long time. There's a lot of them and they are little pieces that I've dipped in dye to check colours, some were collected after workshops too.
I dont normally plan what I do, just roll up the sleeves and get to it, that way of working is proving difficult this time. It could be because I'm limited with fabric choices or I'm going about this all wrong. May also be a learning curve as one of my friends has suggested.
I didn't like the first layout so pulled all the pieces off and started again.
Now I've added more colour in the sky and a second row of hills and some acccent strips to outline the tops of the hills and I've free motion stitched the sky and hills because I felt they were done.
Next - I've added a road or a river, (we'll have to wait to see how that pans out) and I'm not sure if I like whats happening now.
I've tried to add some paddocks, (remember I'm limited by fabic colours), I really didn't like the paddocks, too much of a slope or too big or too colourful - then I got a headache and put it away.
Let me know what you think, please join me on this journey.
A nice surprise
I've framed this picture to show it off more. It was sent to me by Jennie Vaughan who made it from my pattern published in Country Craft and Decorating magazine earlier this year.
Its always nice to get pictures from people who've made up something of mine from a pattern or magazine article.
Thought this deserved sharing.
12 June, 2007
03 June, 2007
Not the best of photos but you can get an idea of the quilt and the work I did for a first effort.
It pays to not know what you are going to do, just as well I was truly comfortable with sewing when I started.
This now hangs on a wall at my Mum's house and although I kept it for a long time Mum had always admired it so I'm being a good sharer.
This is a jacket I made in the 90s and I haven't worn it for a long time. I wore it on an overseas holiday with my mum and met a lot of nice people because of it (because of the jacket that is) everyone was intrigued and wanted a closer look and asked lots of questions.
I have unpicked it this week and there are a few big pieces that would make up into good size bags.
Lots of fancy stitching and fancy threads. Lets see what the next couple of weeks brings.