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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March Journal Quilt

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The third of my Journal Quilts for the Contemporary Quilt Group.

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I am learning as I do these.
Learning that I enjoy hand stitching.
Learning that I enjoy using the Gelli Plate but I don't think it will take over from my usual painting techniques.

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I am also learning to be more mindful about my stitching and the marks I make on the cloth.
There seems to be a lot about this on the ol'  interweb at the moment.
Or maybe it has always been there and now I am noticing it because I am more interested.

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I will finish with a detail because we always like one of those don't we!

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Thursday, 13 March 2014

The "F" Quilt

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I would say that my skills don't lay in piecing, or hand embroidery but when the friend who made me this says that this is what we need to do to create a quilt for one of our group who has a special birthday coming up you don't say no :D

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I was a goody two shoes and got my section (one quarter) done before Christmas before passing it on to the others to complete their section and put it all together.

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Last week it was time to pass it on to the birthday girl.

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It is not the best photo. To be honest we were all a bit giddy with excitement waiting to see the finished article and more importantly to see the reaction of the recipient. Many of the photos I took were blurred and the light in the pub where we met wasn't great, but hopefully that will not detract from you seeing just how fantastic this is.

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Each of the four pieces have been melded into one amazing piece, with it being difficult to know where one persons work begins and another one ends.

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We all contributed bits of the fabric, so there are some of my hand painted in there along with batiks and also some recycled fabric from some clothing belonging to the birthday girl's grandmother, which I think is a lovely touch.

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Why the "F" quilt?
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It was made by Friends for a Fortieth birthday and it is Fabulous!
Any suggestion that it became known as anything else while it was being painstakingly and meticulously stitched put together are simply not true!!!   :D

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Every section deserved a photograph!
I can report that it was very well received and there might have also been a few tears.

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Thank you!


I spent a couple of days in Cornwall this week...
...and the sun was shining!!
It felt so good after so much bad weather.


I am also smiling because of all the lovely comments I received both here and on Facebook regarding my last post. I really wasn't sure about it but your feedback was amazing and very much appreciated and I would like to say a Big Thank You to you all.


Oh look! A bird :D