Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Xmas

Xmas postcards sent for swap this week.  The bauble detaches to be hung from the tree.

christmas bauble and trees 

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Year-end stitching

Last journal quilts of the year, October, November and December, stitched in a flurry due to pressures of work and stress due to aircraft noise.

October, experiments in curved paper piecing.  Stitched while on an idyllic two days staying in Lulworth Cove at Botany Farmhouse.  Wonderful hosts, terrific breakfasts, more textile than you could imagine would fit in to one house - as the owners say,  not for minimalists!




November, inspiration from an experimental piece by Christine Risley at  an exhibition in Goldsmith’s College.  Machine -stitched threads pulled long and loose on the top of stencilled hearts and chains, with accent of pins wrapped with red thread.




December, inside out for Christmas. Polyester wading on the outside with pinked, folded circles for trees.  Surprisingly difficult to sew through all of that.

christmas bauble and trees

Merry Christmas all.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Alice's leftovers - finished

I’m very happy with the texture in this after washing, the quilting really adds to the effect.

Alice's leftovers

However, despite thorough washing of all fabrics before using, some blue dye still escaped in to the rear.   Just need to call it a creative accident.

Alice's leftovers, back