Friday, 27 February 2015

hoping for blue skies

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

Yesterday I shared a pic of my process on Instagram saying that I was hoping for blue skies while painting some sky fabrics...and today I got some:D

my morning walk

This is a shot I took this morning while walking the dog. It does truly lift the spirits, especially after some of the grey weather we have been having.

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

Happy Fabric Friday!

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Moon Gazing Hare

Deborah O'Hare

Facebook followers will be familiar with this piece as it is my cover image at the moment.
It was a very serendipitous piece which you can read about here.

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After completing it I saw that it would look very nice in a smaller version, and so I put together a pattern and made this 9 1/2" x 11" piece, which is fast fused with a mixture of machine and hand stitching.

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This is another version with a woven background and done entirely by hand.
Yep! I even did needle turned applique!

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

 I am enjoying hand embroidery more and more I find.

Now for the hard sell!!
A paper pattern is available, along with a hand painted fabric pack in my Etsy US$ and Folksy GB£ shops and I am working on having a digital version very soon.
Thanks for reading!

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

More Book Wraps

I have been stitching up some book wraps using unloved quilts and other bits and pieces.

This one was made using some old curtains and is similar to one I created when putting together this tutorial. That one ended up in the Quilt Guild's Tombola!

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Monday, 16 February 2015

a landscape

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Last week I had the pleasure of taking a scenic drive through the Brecon Beacons to the market town of Llanidloes in Mid Wales. It was great to see bit of snow.

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The reason for my visit was to teach these lovely ladies the joys of Landscape Fabric Painting at The Quilt Association which is based in the Minerva Art Centre (above).

fabric painting workshop

Want to see some landscape fabrics? See here!

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Thursday, 5 February 2015


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These days I seem to spend more time on the computer than at the sewing machine.
I try and limit this but things always take far longer than I think they will. 

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I have been wanting to update my Talk and Workshops page for a long time, and yesterday I finally knuckled down to it.
It took twice the time I had planned, most of the day to be precise, but it is finally done...almost!

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Now I am off to my machine :D

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