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Chinese Whisper Challenge Continues…

17 Jan

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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

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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

And a little sun dress emerges…

27 Jun

My little girl was adamant on a few of the changes I should make to her up-cycled white t-shirt to dress, one of which was keeping the neck of the ‘T’ on, this is what the outcome was…

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so we kept the v-neck and finished it off, too cute, and she likes it:)

Dianna

Upcycle a white ‘T’ into something Pretty

26 Jun

Using some of the fabric I dyed last week I turned this t-shirt…

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into something prettier…

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Now I think I need to refashion the neck and size so my little one might want to wear it:)

The method I used is reverse applique, quick and effective don’t you think, more on the refashioning to come.

Happy sewing,

Dianna

It’s been some time but…

22 May

Life got so busy of late, there has been so much on my ‘to do list that’ the thing I love to do in spare moments had to be pushed to the side for a while.

I have however made some bags, bags 028

and found a whole lot of this white cotton just dying to be dyed…Image

More on the outcomes of that soon, I think, unless that life thing distracts me again,

‘Till then,

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.

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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

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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

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