Thursday, June 25, 2020

Scrappy Quilts

I like my scrappy quilts to be totally scrappy.  Some people don't like so much randomness (????).  I very carefully saved fabric, didn't throw much away and so I'm now blessed with boxes of scraps of all sizes.  They make great quilts to snuggle under in winter & you certainly don't have to be precious about them.  Into the washing machine & hang on the line - they'll eventually wear out!!!!  Wonder if I'll ever run out of scraps...................I'll keep trying.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Landscape #6

Our Qld Quilters' art quilt group is having another colour challenge this year - still managing it through the wonders of the internet.  This month was achromatic - white through to black only.  I wasn't going to do it but then inspiration hit & this is the result.  The bottom one is the before the gauze was placed over it.  Top one is with the gauze & it gives it a misty feel.  I've put it in a black frame.  Really happy with it.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Quilts made during Lock Down

This one was made from the left over fabric of a larger quilt.  Can't show that one yet as I hope to enter it into our Qld Quilters Show in October (praying there will be one) under the theme category  - Black, White and one other Colour.

A Peter Rabbit panel made the quilt for my Great-great-niece born on 20th May.  Her grandmother (our niece) has set up a cot in anticipation of baby sitting and asked if I could make a Peter Rabbit quilt  pillowslip - the result above but it's not fuzzy like the photo.  Machine pieced and quilted, although I did cross hatch the centre around Peter Rabbit by hand.

A Play Mat for the above Great-great-niece - Amelie Isabella.  Machine pieced and quilted.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Framed pieces

"Indigo & Rust" - rust-dyed background with some commercial indigo type fabric and rust coloured lace.  Can you see the little bird that presented itself as I looked at the splotches of dye. It's almost in the middle at the bottom.

"Landscape #5" - Practising my machine thread sketching.  A collaged background enhanced ( at least I think so) by the machine work.  The sheep wandered on to the landscape and looked just right.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Textile Artist Blog

Exercises done through stitch challenge 2020.  This was a series of free little worshops with Sue Stone, Cas Holmes, Emily Tull, Richard McVetus, Anne Kelly, Emily Jo Gibbs and Christine Chester.  The first 3 photos are from Sue Stone's workshop, then one from Cas Holmes and I did an eye workshop with Emily Tull.
Have fallen behind, the couching one with Richard - didn't inspire me at the time, felt my work was rather ordinary but have since seen some other pieces & might just go in & have another go.  It was fun.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2QAQ Colour Challenge

This year's colour challenge for Qld Quilters' Art Quilt group (2QAQ) - one of our members are taking us through the colour wheel.  I'm appliqueing tulips & want to have a vase of them.  I may not get the whole year's in to one vase - perhaps there's a series in this ...........naaah - too much work!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Postcards for the Grandies

They sent me a drawing and I turned it into a couple of postcards for them.  Benni is the artist. I traced her drawings, embroidered them & sent them back.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Apologies and Anzac Day

Not sure how many followers I have any more - for those of you who do try to catch up with me - apologies for the lack of posts over the last few months.  Not sure why I haven't been blogging - I'll try to catch up a bit & bring you up to date.
Red ribbons tied to our bushes during our driveway Anzac Day ceremony.  The street turned out for it.
We had bagpipers too.

3rd Birthday

Lock Down does not stop birthdays.  Our grandson celebrated his 3rd Birthday - very low key with just family in attendance.  Pin the Tail on the donkey is a little different with stick on tails these days.