I often find quilt artist’s use of colour is what draws me to their work. Sue Bleiweiss certainly is someone whose work I admire. She has a book out called ‘The Sketchbook Challenge’
Image Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk
If you want to find out more about her art she writes a great blog sharing her processes.
She also has a page of free projects where she offers her knowledge in many different quilty things.
Worth dipping into…
You know, I’d never heard of fusible batting until I read Charlotte’s scrappy coaster tutorial. That seems along time ago now but I researched further and found many youtube videos on how to apply this batting to your quilt – it seems a whole lot easier than pinning. Have you ever used fusible batting? If so, has it become your favourite to use?
January has been full of sewing and dyeing – and as always it’s so much fun. Thought I’d share a few highlights and link with Lily’s Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day
Escher’s Distortion Grid Revisited
A Mini Appliqued Quilt
and some more dyeing.
Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to.
It’s been a real challenge to keep this baby flat.
I have a few more blocks to piece and add before the top is finished.
Linking with Nina-Marie’s ‘Off the Wall Friday’
My take on the curves of Escher’s distortion grid has grown into some colour. I like the way the black and the waves play on my eyes. It’s fun to see how it changes just by adding colour or changing the orientation of the lines as I sew.
I’m not sure where to next, so it sits on my design wall for me to ponder.
Until I feel ready to continue with it, I got my dyes out. Looking forward to seeing results…
Be speaking soon.
Linking with Judy @ Patchwork Times – Design Wall Monday
It’s a mini, 14″ square, all appliquéd free motion quilted with some of the hand dyed fabric I made last year.
Finished yesterday as a new year’s present.
I like the idea of mini’s this year. Quick and to do with lessons learned.
Hope you are all enjoying the first week in the new year.
Linking with Nina-Marie Creations… quilts,art… whatever
On the eve of a new year I thought I’d jot down a few highlights in my crafty year….
My year started off by making my third bed quilt, and getting myself completely hooked on quilting.
Finished a few upholstery back packs for friends.
I joined the London Modern Quilt Guild met talented people from the London Quilt Community. I learnt loads through some of the challenges set, and had the privilege of going to Liberty’s London for a talk from a fabric designer for a new line of quilt fabrics.
I carried on with some oilcloth bags and cases
made some cute appliquéd aprons
Learnt some great techniques from my mother, local quilt guild and on-line
Learnt how to dye my own fabric
Drew inspiration from things around me
have some more quilts in progress of finishing…
It’s been a fantastic creative year.
Thank you to all who read and enjoy my blog:)
Looking forward to the next with more challenges and learning to be done and shared with you.
Happy New Year.
- Year End Reflections (runninghutch.com)
- Blog of the Year 2012 Award (annahergert.wordpress.com)
Although I missed the SewMamaSew Giveaway, Michelle of the ‘Quilting Gallery’ will also be having a give away this month to celebrate its fifth birthday:) So coming up the 10th I will share my give away prizes.
I finished my oilcloth bag for Ms M too.
And the free motion on my stained glass door piece continues …
Linking with Nina Marie @ Creations Quilts, Art, Whatever…
Have a great weekend,
I managed to get my stained glass door quilt basted today.
And started quilting.
I really want to get on with some free motion quilting and lots of it in mind for this one.
I’m still not sure how the fused bits will look and am a bit dubious about how to go about quilting them, but hopefully all will come together.
Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend where ever you are.
Linking with Nina Marie @ Creative Quilts, Arts…Whatever off the wall Friday
- Decisions, Decisions (thelittleredhen.typepad.com)
- Quilting (thehomespun.com)
- The Texture of Quilting (quiltingismytherapy.com)
A bit of work done on my stained glass door piece…things have been unpicked and sewn back together again in various forms. I think I have managed to get it to how I like it for now. I’ve been deliberating piecing my circle flowers in ‘Sharon Schamber piec-lique Style’, but I’m a bit scared of messing up the background piecing, if I get it wrong I think it would break my heart. Sooo, I’m going take a bit of advice from the book my mum sent me on fused art quilts. I think I feel a bit more confident using this approach. Wish me luck:)
Have a great weekend.
I found a wall outside the South Bank Theatre with some crazy paintings -
I really like the colours and strangeness of the images
Some inspiration for the future…
Talking of inspiration,
Marianne who blogs at The Quilting Edge- marisquilts, has been an inspiration to my quilting over the past year. I discovered her blog and fell in love with her use of solids and the fabulous quilts she makes. I was looking through marisquilts flickr pages and found Elizabeth Barton. Again, her name is new to me – she is prolific and her work is beautiful, tackling many different and challenging genres in her quilts.
It’s so good tapping into so many wonderful and talented people who share their work and knowledge – it is appreciated:)