Wishing you a creative weekend!
Friday, 24 June 2016
Thursday, 23 June 2016
One of the perks of travelling around the country to give talks and workshops is that I get to visit some fantastic places. Sometimes time restraints don't allow me the chance to do any sightseeing but this week I did get to spend a bit of time in the market town of Shewsbury which is cram packed with 15th and 16th Century architecture.
It is definitely a place that I would like to spend a bit more time in.
After a talk to Shropshire Quilters, the following day I taught a workshop for them at Castle Court Quilter situated opposite Whittington Castle.
The workshop was Strippy Landscapes and here are the results.
Very often it is the first time that the students have attempted anything "arty". It is always a thrill to see the results.
Thursday, 16 June 2016
It is always a thrill to see one's work in print.
Especially in a magazine such as Stampington's Art Quilting Studio.
I realise that I haven't blogged about these pieces but they have appeared at a few venues.
Here is a pic grabbed from @deborahohare Instagram feed taken a year ago!
My comment "still figuring out how to photograph this long piece"
Maybe that is why it didn't get blogged!
Friday, 10 June 2016
Thursday, 9 June 2016
... follow Quilt Inspiration?
I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago to see that they had included my Beach Huts tutorial as part of their House Quilts free pattern line up. There is always a lot of quilty eye candy on show and is well worth a look.
Thought it might be a good time to remind you of it, and while doing so I have made it easier (for myself :) by adding the template pattern for the huts as a free download on Craftsy here.
Friday, 3 June 2016
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
...does it take to finish an art quilt?
By checking back on this blog and on Instagram I can see that I began this one in January!
So I have already been working on it for five months, which doesn't sound great.
Admittedly I have put it aside to work on other things. I think that is a wise thing to do from time to time. Taking a break can help. Ideas stew in the brain and any issues get sorted, sometimes without even consciously thinking about them.
I thought I had almost finished this piece but as soon as I went back to it I knew what else needed to be done. I am hoping to reach the end point very soon though.
How long does it take you to finish a piece? :D
Thanks for reading!