I have been collecting selvedges for a long time in the hope to use them one day. I finally used some today to make two selvedge journals. The first is in soft blues and turquoise. The second bold and … Continue reading
My part of the world has been awash with rain. The sky has been grey and heavy for weeks. So to brighten it all up, I have been making rainbows. These have an added bonus of freeing me from part … Continue reading
I’ve been playing with some new techniques again today. I love the randomness of randomness so I have been randomly stitching strips of fabrics together then randomly stitching and cutting those strips. I wanted to try to get the hang of curves in the fabric as well as inserts so my randomness included both of these.
I have used just about every blue fabric in my stash, from vintage sheets to bits of upcycled clothing to canvas and quilting cotton. The red strips are satin that has been folded and inserted, so that it stands out from the cloth. It’s a great way to use up some of my vast stash of fabrics.
At the moment it is nothing more than a piece of fabric, I wanted to sample these techniques for an idea I had for the next competition that I want to enter..I have a few lined up this year!
Excuse the stray threads, I haven’t really finished with it yet. This is just a small section, I got a bit carried away so it is quite a large piece. I may well quilt it up and see what happens….
Well, it’s finished!. This is the journal made from all the bits of fabric that I have been playing with, as well as some of my aged shibori. This one has been hand and free motion machine quilted onto cotton … Continue reading
I had a thought the other day, so went to seek out my grandmothers old suitcase, buried deep in the back of the garage. In it, as I had thought, I discovered most of the samples I had made during … Continue reading
I’ve been on holidays..yippeee We did a bit of this A bit of this A bit of this Saw some of these..as well as some other lovely creatures..turtles, stingrays… Climbed lots of these And looked out at lots of this … Continue reading
Ah how the silly season saps your internet energy!. I have been incredibly neglectful of all my pages. I haven’t had much sewing time either, with little boys always around. I have managed to make a couple of new journals … Continue reading
I made another Journal yesterday. This one was made from a part of an art quilt that was a MASSIVE failure.I cut it up and decided to use this section as the cover of the journal. Waste not ,want not…… … Continue reading
I’m still going through a busy patch with my “bread and Butter” work..nothing wrong with that LOL, definitely not complaining!. It just means I haven’t had time for any Art Quilts lately. I will fill you in on some of … Continue reading
Wow, I just woke up to an amazing email!. I won in the Art Quilt category!! This is such a huge surprise, huge thankyou’s go out to all who voted for me and in particular to Amy for hosting such an amazing festival. There really are some incredibly talented people out there, it is such a joy to look through everyone’s work and read the stories attached to them.
This is the first time that I’ve won anything like this, so I’m just a little excited :-))