Owl Collection I have a thing for Owls and I have a new cupboard to keep them in. This is a collection thats been over 20yrs in the making and makes it easier for friends to get me presents. I've had a few brought back from overseas holidays and there are several that my grandchildren collected from happy meals at MacDonalds.
I also have a new Owl (isn't he cute) made for me as a birthday present by a lovely friend. She found this in a magazine and I can tell you it was a big effort for her as she's new to the patchwork thing.
The Puppy Someone needs to tell this Puppy that he's no longer a small puppy that fits on a knee. I dont think he wants to know mind, happy where he is on my sons knee.
After a recent workshop there was some leftover dye that was made up for painting on fabric so I had a little play.
No plan, just using up colours and being very free with large brushes. The fabric was dry and hanging on a plastic covered wall.
This was an enjoyable exercise, I'm quilting this now.
Mother Sun Shines Down
Help save the planet. The sun may be shining
and smiling but I'm sure there is a lot of concern out there for the state of our planet.
Lets look after it and keep the sun shining.
This piece is in the early stages.
The background is another example of playing with dye and making a background. The fabric was wet, lying on plastic, the dyes applied using paintbrushes and blobbing to do the clouds. The marks on the fabric are caused when airbubbles stop dye reaching some parts of the fabric. I like the way the die ran up into the sky and looks like dead trees
Painting on Fabric with Fabric Paint This piece was done using paints and small brushes.
It reminds me of a sunset I saw recently over a dam.
The paints travel well on the fabric and you don't need to use a lot of paint to get a good effect.
I have been making quilts since 1990 my first quilt was a Baltimore album quilt all hand quilted.
Over time I started to make and design my own quilts then dye my own fabrics. I love art quilts and now do my best to make a quilt somewhat art related if only by my interpretations.