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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Working Wednesday

Still painting, and musing about what to do on this quilt.

Here are some fabrics for pebbles. (Unexpectedly sunny here today as you can see.)

This is a piece for the backing fabric.

I have been doing some stiyching as you can see here.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Wet Working Wednesday

It really is a very Wet Wednesday here. The truck you see in the picture belongs to the poor guys who are clearing up the burnt out sheds from the fire. I am very impressed that they even turned up today because it is foul out there.

 I have this recent acquisition to brighten my day. It has been out for a while, this being the paperback version.  I discovered this ladies work when a friend lent me her copy of the book. I was so impressed I had to get my own.
Here are some colourful images from it to brighten your/my day.

What particularly interested me was the authors "engineered" quilts, one of which you can see below.

Pieces are worked on separately and then "engineered" together to make a bigger quilt. I suppose it is a bit like Quilt As You Go but taken a step further.

I have taken this idea on board in the construction of my Festival of Quilts piece. The thought of working on one big Art Quilt made me very apprehensive so I am adopting the engineered approach so that I can work on each bit individually. I plan to put a lot of stitching into it and it will be easier to work section by section. I hope it works out.

As you can see I have been making some progress and have got most of the pieces I need painted.

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