Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Scrap Busting #3

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A little pictorial post of the third and final Scrap,busting mini quilt began here.
Round up post next week :D

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Friday, 15 May 2015

It can't be Friday already!?!

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For this weeks Fabric Friday I bring you a piece of custom ordered sunset fabric that I have painted this morning and was drying in my garden until it started to cloud over.
It is now indoors in case of rain and will hopefully be dry before midday, because that is the time of the postal collection here, and it is on its way to the U.S.

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This is a shot that I took a couple of days ago when I was enjoying the view from my shed while happily finding some time to sit at my machine.
The fact that the next day it was bucketing down all day will explain my caution with the above fabric. You have to love the changeable Welsh weather.

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These shots that I am sharing with you are from my Instagram feed of this week. As much as I love blogging it can be very time consuming and sometimes there are other things that I have to/want to do, such as getting onto my machine and actually doing some stitching. 

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One of the tags on Instagram is #tbt or #throwbackthursday and also #quiltsbeforeinstagram which I have recently joined in with, as it occurred to me that I do have a few things that I could share. This quilt is from 2010
So if things are quiet here you will find me over there along with a gazillion other photos of quilty and textile art loveliness.

https://instagram.com/quiltroutes

Last week end I was busy in another way when I traveled to Hull in East Yorkshire to speak and teach these lovely ladies of the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society.
I have to thank Lyn for the invite. We have been blog buddies for quite a few years now and it was great to finally meet her in person, along with all the others who gave me a great Yorkshire welcome.


Here are a couple of shots of their work in  progress.


I threw a lot of techniques at them and  they took it in their stride and produced fantastic pieces.
Wishing you a creative weekend!

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

working wednesday


May is turning out to be a bit of a shock to the system after the glorious warm sunny days of April.


My walk this morning was bracing to say the least. I do love the dramatic weather of the coast but not at this time of year as the winds batter the spring growth in the garden.


When sea foam is building up to look like snow on the shoreline....


...it is time to head indoors and knuckle down to some serious stitching.

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Friday, 1 May 2015

fabric friday

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Some leftover paint needed using up this morning!
But the piece was a bit pale once dry...

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...so onto layer number 2!

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That's better! The only type of ironing that I enjoy!

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Scrap Busting #2


I am beginning with the close of this next scrap busting piece that I began here. I don't know what it is but I am finding it very difficult to get a good photo of these pieces from a distance. I think I need a new camera!


This one was put together by making four off centre log cabin type blocks. The quilting was going to be a cross hatch but once I stitched the first set of straight lines I decided that it was busy enough.


I like the contrast of the light centre with the dark outer, even if my camera doesn't.


Oh how I love random/liberated/wonky/improv/whatever you want to call it piecing:D
....and there is still a bit left over...

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