“Cam’s Castle” started life like this.. layers of fabric pinned to cotton batting It turned into this after a few hours of stitching “Cam’s Castle” 2014 45 x 32 cm Cam is my son, he is 7 years old … Continue reading
I have just finished setting up my brand new wordpress.org website and blog yippee. I will be posting my blog on there from now on. I’m a bit sad however as I lost all my likes and followers during the … Continue reading
I had a request on my Facebook page recently to make some Bird of Paradise and other tropical flowers. So today was the day to start. I thought I’d try a slightly different way of doing them. I normally just … Continue reading
It has been decidedly quiet on the blog front lately, but I have been very busy in the background. One of the first things that happens when your school finds out that you have a sewing machine is that you … Continue reading
I have been busily stitching this last few weeks. My first new creation was a hexie quilt made with vintage fabrics for a special order.. I quite love it and would like one for me.. not sure if I want … Continue reading
You may remember this piece of randomness that I created not long ago. This was created by randomly stitching together a range of fabrics from my scrap box. The red strips are folded red satin. I decided to unrandomise it … Continue reading
I was in need of some instant gratification this morning, so I decided to make something small, something I could easily finish today. Here it is, all finished ..this is “Joy”. 25 x 20.5 cm (10 x 8 in). The … 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, in a burst of motivation and after a chat with my Mum, I have done a little more to my city scene. I added a flag to the flagpole Gave the people some clothes and filled in the park … Continue reading