Saturday, 25 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
For 'Turn about' I went back to an adventure on holiday in Tenerife, where we were taken with cycles up to the top of Mount Teide. The organisers were a bit concerned about the age of John and I, but we soon showed we knew how to ride a bike. This time we cycled back to sea level, quite hard on the brakes, but very enjoyable.
Monday, 20 May 2013
I was puzzling over how to interpret the title. I kept coming up with ideas but discarding them. Then I suddenly thought an idea I had had for about a year might suit. I had put off trying the technique as I could not work out quite how to do it. I like to work out techniques and construction ideas in my head, it saves me hours of frustrating sampling. Once I actually got down to trying to work out how to do it I made 2 quick samples and I was off.
I planned to have spotty twirling circles in four different plain coloured 6 inch squares to make the top but then found some lovely spotty black fabrics in my spot pile, I have a stripe pile and a spot pile; both very precious. I am putting up a number of views of the piece so you can see how it works.
I did a bit of free machine quilting in multcoloured threads. This made a fairly stiff piece, as it needs to hang away from the wall, it can be hung from 2 corners or from just one corner.
Now for the back view. It has less good fabric on the back.
Now to think whether I will build on this idea. Thanks for the challenge - about turn- I think that was it or else it was - turn about.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
My apologies for being late with this one.
A rather facetious image. The thought behind the design was a fervent wish that we could have some sunshine. This dates from the dark and windy days of early April when Spring seemed a very distant prospect. As I write this, we have a beautifully sunny and warm day here in Cheshire.
The image is a collection of dyecatchers, cut through to reveal plain blue fabric with a sheer fabric sun with bondawebbed features. Free machine embroidery added to highlight features.