Monday, 24 November 2014

Simple Stylized Landscape I

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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will have already seen some glimpses of this back in the summer. I now have the time to share it here.

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Big sky with just a few pieced elements...

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 ...and lots and lots of quilting!!
I enjoyed the simplicity of its design and construction. Three more to come so stay tuned!

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Friday, 21 November 2014

fabric friday- hand printed fabric

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I pulled my Gelli Arts Plate yesterday and had a bit of a play. As you can see from the shadows in my photos it was a sunny day, nice enough to say out in my shed all morning :D

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I usually paint onto white cotton but having recently purchased Lynn Krawczyk's Intentional Printing*, I have followed her example and painted onto coloured cotton.

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Although I have done lots of printing on fabric before these pieces are definitely influenced by Lynn's work. I have a couple of ideas of what to do with these. Stay tuned to see what I come up with.
*I bought this book on my Kindle. 
Anyone else find they are buying even more art/quilting books now that they can be purchased electronically, for a lot less than for the physical book? I know having a book in your hands is much better but it is so easy and instantaneous (and nobody has to know ;)

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Friday, 14 November 2014

fabric friday hand printed fabric

hand printed fabric by Deborah O'Hare

Some thing a bit different today. This is fabric prepared for my last Journal Quilt (December) done as part of a challenge for members of the Contemporary Quilt arm of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. The other eleven months can be seen here.

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Friday, 7 November 2014

fabric friday and some updates

hand painted fabric @Quilt Routes

Today I am busy putting together some fabric kits for a workshop that I am teaching at Busy Bees tomorrow, so it's a Fabric Friday with a bit of a difference today.
I know that things have been a bit quiet here as I have had a busy few months of teaching, which is wonderful, but it does take it's toll on the ol' blogging.
I do have lots of ideas swirling around and I am looking forward to some down time so that these ideas can sort themselves out and hopefully manifest themselves into some pleasing and interesting posts. 
I plan to resume my Alternative Trip Around the Block series. Remember that? Plus a few tutorials that I hope you will like.
I haven't been totally idle as I have been producing my Journal Quilts for the Contemporary Group, making some small stitched pieces and I have been critiquing my working practices when trying to produce an Art Quilt.

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