This is where it all started for me but times change and my blogging takes place over at my website and I hope you will join me over there.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Catch Up!

This, my bluehare blog is where my online life started. When I began blogging at the end of 2008 I needed a name and as my surname is O'Hare and I live by the sea I called my blog the blue hare.  
I wanted to call it the sea hare, but have you seen what a sea hare looks like?

Deborah O'Hare Textile Artist
July, August, September 2015

By the end of 2009 I began my second blog Quilt Routes and I have been bouncing around between the two of them ever since.

October, November, December 2015

Fast forward to 2015/16 and I have been trying to rationalise my online presence. I don't have the time to maintain two blogs anymore but for months I have been failing to get my head around either merging the two of them or deleting this one but find that I don't want to do either.

I have decided that blogging as a means of sharing details of my workshops, tutorials, hand painted fabric and patterns for sale along with my on going projects and experimentation, will continue to take place on my Quilt Routes blog, and if you don't already follow along with me there I hope you feel compelled to join me.

Here, my aim is to maintain this blog as an online gallery of the quilts and textile art pieces that I make. I find that although my time is increasingly taken up with teaching and other related commitments ( a fact that I am both grateful and humbled by) I cannot get away from that need to keep producing and creating for my own satisfaction in a never ending drive to produce and get better. Finding the time and energy needed is sometimes a struggle as I am sure many of you out there can relate to.

So a huge thank you to all who have taken the time to look and engage with this my blog.
Future posts will not be regular or many (although I do have a backlog of a few projects to post) but I hope you stick around and let me know what you think.

A quick review if JQ's 2015 here.

BTW don't go looking for those early 2008 posts as I deleted them!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

April, May and June Journal Quilts.

Last week I showed you my Jan, Feb and March Journal Quilt

Here are April, May and June and it feels good to be ahead of the games

Some might say that this approach is cheating.

I call it time management ;)

Monday, 13 April 2015

Journal quilts 2015

Journal Quilt by Deborah O'Hare

Here is my contribution for my January 2015 Journal Quilt.

Journal Quilt by Deborah O'Hare

This is February. The constraints this year are 6 x 12 inches either portrait or landscape orientation, to be adhered to once chosen.

Journal Quilt by Deborah O'Hare

This is March.

Journal Quilts by Deborah O'Hare

Can you see where I am going with these?

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ten Pence Moon

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

I wish I had called this Ten Penny (tenpenny?) Moon now.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

It has more of a ring to it, don't you think?

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

This hare seems a bit more friendly than the others and as I write this I realize that I have never really considered whether my hare is a He or a She before.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

Something to consider.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

All three recent hares can be compared here:D

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Cotton Reel Moon

Deborah O'Hare

If you read my last post you will know why this one is called Cotton Reel Moon.

Deborah O'Hare

This one is a variation of this one below.

Deborah O'Hare

I do find it quite interesting to find other ways of portraying the ubiquitous Moon Gazing Hare.

Deborah O'Hare

There are a lot of them out there!

Deborah O'Hare

I don't think I have reached my limit yet though.

It is in the name after all!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Coffee Cup Moon Gazing Hare

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

I have bags full of small pieces of wadding and small bits of unpainted white fabric. Last year I decided to use them up and put together a few more Moon Gazing Hare pieces.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

This particular hare is based on a design I saw on a Turkish plate. I can't remember if I saw it on the internet or at a museum, but I made a sketch from it I would share if I could find it :/

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

I have used this hare before in a not dissimilar piece.

textile art by Deborah O'hare

Why Coffee Cup Moon?....

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

....that would be what I drew around to get the moon size.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

Saturday, 10 January 2015


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I am not really sure, dare I say convinced by the word for the year thing. I did have a stab at it a few years ago, but couldn't really comment on it's success or otherwise.
However, this year I am faced with a number of self imposed goals and I really want to try and reach them, so as a reminder of those goals I have chosen the word Implement.

Deborah O'Hare

Implement better work routines.
Implement more output.
Implement better organisation, which will undoubtedly help the above.
Implement a healthier lifestyle etc, you know, those New Year things.
Just get things done in other words.

Deborah O'Hare

If you type the word into Google there are lots of flow charts and whatnot and I like this one from the Australian Govt. I think it could be applied to quilt making!

I also have got a little phrase that I am going to implement.
Use Stuff Up!

Deborah O'Hare

This is related to the pics I have attached to this post and which I will go into greater detail about soon.