Wednesday, 1 April 2015

In the Garden

Yesterday was the reveal day for our latest challenge, the theme was 'In the Garden'

When I placed my folded flowers onto the background it brought to mind my grandfather's garden, it always contained rows of colourful flowers around the fence line - roses, sun flowers, tiger lillies, anything tall and colourful with rows of pansies, petunias, snap dragons etc in front. He loved colour!

 The fabric for the flowers is glued together using vliesofix, cut into circles and then stitched and folded to make each petal. I used my trusty glue gun to fix the petals to the background.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Okay, I'm still here and I'm back

I'm back, I needed a break to get my bearings after a hectic18 months or so. I've still been quilting, knitting and enjoying the garden.

In our challenge group Art Quilts Around the World the latest theme was 'Structure' and I knew immediately what I wanted to do.

Years ago I had  a book by J. T. Unruh, Impossible Objects and I thought one of the illusions would make a good quilt. I photocopied a couple of pages and put them into my 'to do' file and there they have sat until now.

The design is called Pavilion of Cubes.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Long/Short, Fat/Thin - Latest Challenge Quilt

Today was reveal day for our art quilt challenge group Art Quilts Around the World. The theme for this challenge was Opposites Attract.

After a couple of flase starts I decided to use complimentary colours, opposites on the colour wheel. I have been in an orange mood lately so the first colour I selected was orange and I found a lovely bright blue to use.

I used raw edge applique and batik fabric for this quilt.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Scatterdays Letter X

Introducing the wonderful letter

HiddenEverything is hidden on an X-ray until viewed in the correct light.

Famous: Excalibur - I'm sure everyone has heard of the sword in the stone (thanks Google)


Alive:  Xerces, blue butterfly (thanks Google)

Crosses In Quilts: My Irish Chain Quilt is one of my favourites. Made from 'ugly' fabrics it        turned out much better that I dreamed.

To view the other participants choices in this weeks challenge follow the link on Cinzia's sidebar.
Next time our challenge is the Letter B - Library, Smell, Equipment, Blog.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Out of Asia Challenge

This weekend is the publication of our latest challenge quilts with the group Art Quilts Around the World.

I made this quilt for my middle daughter & her partner. 

The Khanda is the Sikh emblem, it consists of three objects:

  • Two swords, signify the spiritual and secular forces influencing the soul.
  • A double edged sword symbolizes the ability of truth to cut through the duality of illusion.
  • A circlet represents unity, a sense of being at one with infinity

Below is a close-up of the quilting, fun to do but time consuming.

The background is  leftover over fabric from a recent project. There is a picture in the  most recent scatterdays post.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Scatterdays - Letter M

Sorry I have been missing in the action for the last couple of Scatterdays. This weeks letter is the LETTER M - Sport, Foreign, Animal and Modern Quilt.

SPORT - Motorcycle Racing

 FOREIGN - Money

ANIMAL - Moose

Thanks to google for these images

Modern Quilt - Sorry don't have one, but have chosen my 'latest' quilt top. Not quite finished, still have to mitre the corners on the borders.

Our next letter is the eXciting letter X.  If you would like to check what the other bloggers are doing with the letter “M”.  You can find their links on the side bar of  Cinzia’s blog.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Scatterdays - Letter A

This week's challenge for Scatterday's  is the Letter 

House - Our humble ABODE                    Bird - Australorp, we used to keep these, this time for the pic I needed help
 from Google

Junk - Auction at the local Church
this morning
     Art from the sewing room - A favourite piece from
Art Group Challenge.