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Monday, 31 May 2010

More Pennants

I have been stitching up some more pennants for the ladies over here. They are so quick and easy to do and a great way to use up scraps from other projects. This pennant was made from the leftovers from this, which in turn was made from the leftovers from the quilt I showed in my previous post. There were also a few more bits left to do this next one.

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This one was done from some painted fabric scraps from a table runner that I did for my Mum.

                                                
The leaf motif was freezer paper stenciled on. I love that method as it gives nice crisp edges to painted images.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival




Just found this. A bit late in entering but better late than never! 
The quilt I am entering is the piece I did for City and Guilds.
The design was based on the fences that surround the fields and coast that I look at every day. I hand dyed the fabric and foundation pieced the blocks. The quilting was influenced by the pattern of the wire found in some of the fences.

It was done quite a few years ago now and the colours have faded quite a bit now in the sun. I was a bit put out by this for a while, until a friend pointed out that it now has a sun drenched look that you would expect from being on the coast. 
While in construction I had all the blocks laid out on the floor working out the placement, when my darling husband walked in and asked me how long my "crochet" was going to be on the floor! What can you say.

                                  

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Finally Stitched

I first showed this back in October 2009.
I finally got around to quilting and completing it.





I have it in my mind to finish up all my UFO's!!

Monday, 17 May 2010

More Circles

Remember this?
I did eventually get around to quilting it. Thought now would be a good time to show it as it fits in nicely with the circle thing I seem to have going on at the moment.

Closer

And closer still

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Indian Inspired

Years ago in another life when I was young free and single, I travelled around India. The pieces you see above I bought in Rajasthan 
                                                
An article in Quilting Arts by Jill Kennedy called Florabundance shows how to use paper and wax colours to produce a background for adding stitch. Using the Indian pieces as a design source I made this piece.

Detail

 I really enjoyed being able to add lots of stitch without the worry of the background fabric puckering up. The addition of fusible webbing on the top (before stitching) gives the piece a leather like texture.


              
The circle theme has been carried on in this little piece done for a class I teach. This piece was simply constructed. Just raw edged applique.