Tag Archives: patchwork and quilting

Chinese Whisper Challenge Continues…

17 Jan

CIMG1435

Today I completed my second A4 Quilt top for our local quilt group challenge.  The top quilt in the photo above was the inspiration and the bottom my interpretation of it.  It couldn’t be more different, I tried to follow the lines of the quilt for the basis to it, not sure.  Not sure I succeeded, it certainly changes the direction for the next quilter in line.

Linking with Nina’s ‘Off the wall Friday’

and Richard and Tanya Quilts

Enjoy your weekend.

Dianna

Fused Art Quilt

12 Jan

Image

It’s the new year, so why not challenge myself to something I’ve never done before?

We were set a challenge at the local quilt group I attend, taking inspiration from a photograph or picture chosen by another member we had to create a quilt top, A4 size, to pass onto the next person, who then takes inspiration from only the quilt top previous in line, creating a ‘Chinese whisper’ effect when they create their own piece.  Each member submitted their own picture, none of which we see apart from the one given to us at the start of this challenge.  It’s going to be fun seeing how the theme developed at the end of six months.  Looking for tips from Melody Johnson and her fibremania blog, this quilt top was totally constructed by fusing fabric, I added the stitching today.  The process was exciting and something I will definitely try again.

Happy new year.

If you are looking for more inspiration head over to Nina’s Off The Wall Friday where I will be linking this post:)

Dianna

A New Day, a New Bag

24 Apr

I made a new bag today, with some upholstery fabric, of which I have loads. The only other bags I’ve made using this fabric have been backpacks so it was really good to make something that was smaller and easily finished in half a day.  I love the colours of this fabric, there is such a range to choose from.  The chunkyness of it, although it frays easily and it takes a bit of steam and stitching to sit the seams flat, it does make up really beautifully.

bags 026

I want to get making some more bags of different shapes and sizes over the next week or so for a possible business proposition….wish me luck:)  More to be shared on that soon.

Thanks for coming over.

Dianna

Design Wall Monday – playing some more

22 Apr

I got a bit hooked on making these wonky oval shapes and now have four

quilts 146

They were fun to make, now I just need to figure out how to connect them and what to make…what do you think I should do?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week:)

Linking with ‘Design Wall Monday’ with Judy @ Patchwork Times

Dianna

About Texture

18 Apr

A walk round Gunnersbury Park

quilts 140 quilts 133 quilts 143

  quilts 128 quilts 141 quilts 142

A look in Jean Wells Book

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

and I’m inspired all over again.

Dianna

Fused Art Quilts – for a good measure of procrastination

28 Mar

Yes, there has been quite a bit of procrastinating the week.  Taking my mind of the 150 years challenge quilt to do something quilty without the maths.  I was doing a paper collage with my daughter and it reminded me of the Bethan Ash book I reviewed here and the american version  of the same book many moons ago.

It got me thinking how fun it would be to do something entirely fused with lots of quilting.

quilts 122

Not sure this one works – but it was fun.  Perhaps more cohesion and overlapping with the fabric would be more effective.  This is a tiny 12″ by 12″ for practise and learning purposes.

Today I got busy with the back of the 150 years challenge quilt.  It seemed a shame after many hours spent making up the numbers 15o, not to use at least one of them somewhere.

quilts 102

So I did…

quilts 120

for the back

Next up – basting and quilting.

Linking with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays

Creations by Nina-Marie

Thanks for reading:)

Dianna

London Underground 150 Years Quilt Challenge

25 Mar

I’ve pretty much finished the body of this one and I’m happy with it:)  From what started out very differently using the numbers 150,

quilts 102

it’s ended up much more like how I had originally planned it, but by cutting the circle into pie shapes of different colours and hues in order to be able to sew it back together again, inspiration was drawn from colour wheels and Caryl Bryer Fallert.

quilts 119

quilts 116 quilts 117

quilts 118

Steep learning curve on those curves.

Just need to add the finishing touches then I can take it along to the next London Modern  Quilt Guild Meeting.

Looking forward to it.

Linking with Judy @ Patchwork Times – Design Wall Monday

Dianna

Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design – Edith Anderson Feisner – Book Review

22 Mar

This book was bought some few years ago now, well before I even had the notion of quilting.  I took it out whilst doing the next London Modern Quilt Guild Challenge as the theme of a colour wheel, of sorts, began to emerge from the fog of deciding what to do.

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

It is a very informative book, divided into five parts each chapter within these parts have follow up exercises to try further develop understanding. Take a look inside the book following the link above.

I look forward to delving into it more regularly, learning more on colour theory and how to use colour more adeptly in future quilts.

For now my London Underground piece is close to finishing.  Will posting photo’s soon.

‘Till then, have a great weekend.

Dianna

Winner of Quilters Gallery Give Away on Dianna Jessie…

15 Mar quilts 105

It has been fun reading all your colour combinations of the moment.  I’m going through a bit of a rainbow phase, just loving the full spectrum.

We do have a winner….

Janet from Caribou Crossing Chronicles who said:

‘I’m with Richard – loving orange and grey together right now.’

Congratulations Janet I shall get in touch via email to get your postal address details.

And a big thanks to all who visit, you are welcome back when ever you fancy.

Dianna

Colours of the London Underground

13 Mar

Of which there are many, and circles is the main theme I see when thinking about the design of the quilt I’m creating to celebrate the tube’s 150 years.  I did lots of ironing of scraps yesterday and reclaimed quite a bit of fabric.  I found it easier today to pick and choose my colours…I laid them out in sort of rainbow fashion and got on.

quilts 104

It is taking shape.

If you are after the give away for the quilters gallery blog hop, do click over here and comment tomorrow is the last day:)

Dianna

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 151 other followers

%d bloggers like this: