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.