Friday, 20 December 2013

Fabric Friday -doodling

This hand painted fabric that I decided to doodle on wasn't planned to be particularly Christmassy but somehow turned out that way.

I think so anyway. Do you agree?

Merry Christmas to you all.

art quilting

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Painted Fabric.

hand dyed fabric

To prove that the teacher learns from the pupil.
I have painted a lot of sunset fabrics but it took a student to show me that these could also be a snow covered landscape as the sun goes down.

landscape quilting

Plus: Just in case you don't follow my other blog :D

Art Quilting Studio

Art Quilting Studio

Art Quilting Studio

I am thrilled :)

art quilting

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Desert Moon

When I teach my Striped Pieced Landscape class I usually create my sample piece from my head, but I came across this postcard bought on a holiday in France years ago (pre teaching workshop days) and I could see what a great  striped piece it would make.

This is one of my samples completed.

Here is another. Note the addition of a bit of hand stitching in this one. Was that my idea?
Sadly not! I copied it from one of the ladies at the workshop I taught in Reading a couple of weeks ago.

Textile Art

This is her piece. Isn't it great?
That is why I like teaching this class, because I come away with new ideas too :D

Here is a close up of the stitching.
Why do I only see those loose threads once I have uploaded a photo?!!!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

feeling blue...

...because I thought I knew what I was doing with this one because I know this method for HST's so I didn't bother to watch the video and simply copied the picture on the instruction sheet.
This meant that I missed the bit telling me to trim each HST square down to 3 1/2 inches and so have ended up with a block much bigger than the 12 1/2 inches it is meant to be.
One day I will follow my own advice and read ALL the instructions first.

quilt blocks 

Just as well I am not putting this altogether into a quilt eh?
It doesn't really matter for that reason and I do think that with the varying amount of stitching that I plan to do in these blocks, they are all going to come out different sizes anyway.

**This is part of my own personal challenge to create and learn a bit more about traditional quilt blocks while adding my own twist, as described here. I am following the free Block of the Month classes on Craftsy as my guide

...another reason for feeling blue is the lack of light around here making it hard to get decent photos.
Never mind. Only twenty more days to go until the Winter Solstice :D

I am not really feeling blue....just the block.