Tag Archives: Quilt art

Chinese Whisper Challenge Continues…

17 Jan


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.



Fused Art Quilt

12 Jan


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:)


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


About Texture

18 Apr

A walk round Gunnersbury Park

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A look in Jean Wells Book

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

and I’m inspired all over again.


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,

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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.

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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


Sue Bleiweiss

7 Mar

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…



Whole Cloth Place Mats …. with Fusible Batting

27 Feb

Oh, I am having some fun with this fusible batting.  And a smaller project such as these lovely whole cloth place mats is the perfect opportunity to use the left over bits of it, making them without a binding ‘pillowslip style’.

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Birthday present finished and given:)

Back with more about my LMQG Challenge…

‘Celebrating 150 years of the London Underground’

next post.

‘Till then,


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