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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

(another) Moon Gazing Hare

moon gazing hare

Anyone who has followed my stitching pursuits for a while will know that I have churned out the odd hare or two. I came to having a bit of a thing about hares simply because I married one, or a son of one, if you want to be literal.  

moon gazing hare

I hadn't planned to do another one but when I ended up with a piece of fabric like the one below, I just had to go with the flow. 

moon gazing hare

This piece came about because the infrared lamp that I use to dry my painted fabric at this time of the year got a bit carried away. It just had to become a moon. The rest led on from there.

moon gazing hare

I learnt a lot from the making. 
Don't know why it didn't occur to me to use my quilting foot when doing the straight line stitching on the background. It might have helped to eliminate some of the drag. However, some strategically placed Hares Tails and grasses can disguise a lot :D

moon gazing hare


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Journal Quilt

Gelli Plate printed fabric

In between the storms and the constant wind and rain beating against the windows, I contemplate what stitches to add to my February offering for the Contemporary Quilts Journal Quilt Challenge.

Gelli Plate printed fabric

While wondering which way is up, I am grateful that I am able to fill my mind with such carefree thoughts while so many others are dealing with floods and storm damage.

Gelli Plate printed fabric

Thankful that I still have power to blog and stitch at my machine.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

February Journal Quilt

textile art

NOTE TO SELF:
Remember the size requirements for these Journal Quilts (8 x 8 in), so that you don't have to chop off a load of stitching :'D

textile art

I am happier with this one, more delineated areas, not such a hot mess of stitching

textile art

Plus I managed to not smother everything in stitch. After all what is the point in painting/printing a nice background if you are going to cover it all.

textile art

Mmm. I am going to try and get straight into the next one for March as I am busy next month.
I am enjoying doing this, but fretting about keeping it up for 10 more abstract pieces!