Thursday, 25 August 2011

Festival of quilts

After a dash back from Cornwall, leaving my husband to coordinate other family travel ( and washing) for a trip to France,  I had 2 great days at Festival of Quilts. 

For the first time, I also managed to attend a workshop when I was there, with the great Pat Archibald.  We zoomed through making a sunset picture in fabric, although I was a bit hampered as much of my equipment had mistakenly gone back to London in the car.  Quilters being the people they are, everyone rallied round and I managed to borrow all that was required.  The result was this A4 piece, currently looking a bit battered as it has been stuffed in a bag for over a week.  Lots of artistic licence in the interpretation of the sunset colours.

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As ever, I had problems with the “back to front and upside down – ness” of bondaweb with foiling, so my sun is a little more shimmery than originally intended.

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One of the other participants took a slightly different approach and got a look of a waterside skyline.

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Purchases were limited to this lovely book by Janet Clare

Festival of quilts Pat Archibald 004

and something I’ve been wanting to try for ages, a Thermofax screen for fabric printing.

Festival of quilts Pat Archibald 005


  1. The termofax looks great fun, and I love the silhouetted skylike. Hope to see you at the R&KQ thingy in September :-)

  2. Ooohhhh - nice! Will be interested to hear about the thermofax printing too. I'm wondering about gelatin mono printing with the girls this week....if I can find the right sort of energy for us all!


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