Friday, 27 February 2015

March theme

For the coming month the the is: Through. Good luck everybody and remember, if you want to add themes to the list, just send me an email.

Monday, 2 February 2015


I have had a frustrating time trying to find out how to change the orientation of a photo which came in on its side.  I still don't really know how I got there but it has worked!  It is now the right way up.

The source was a tree reflected in the pond at Wakehurst Place (now banned by us because it has decided to charge NT members for parking).  It then went through various stages as I flipped and mirrored it.  I needed a focus so I took part of the picture and repeated that too.  A swirl was added to increase the movement and the sides were taken from the same source.  Free machining was used to give the raised effect.

I have subtitled it 'Magic Carpet' because it appears to resemble one and it has given me ideas for more work on the same theme.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

theme for February

After several attempts this is the theme which came up using the random number generator:
Here kitty kitty.
Good luck everybody.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Irene MacWilliam - upside down theme

Another of my striped pieces. I am not sure which way up is best, which do you think? I enjoyed doing the stitching on the pink bird, the green spots were on the fabric.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Upside down trees

When I read this month's theme I knew that I wanted to do something with baobab trees. They look like they are picked out of the earth and put back upside down, don't they? This is what I created:

But that was not the end of it. Sometimes there are quilts who just want a bit more. I painted a canvas and glued the quilt on top of it. This is the final result:

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

A Painted Face!

Have really enjoyed this month's topic albeit rather late.  Hand drawn letters, coloured in with a variety of fabric paints and then appliqued onto a piece of hand dyed "grass" cotton.
Wishing you all a very happy new year.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Must apologise for being late for December, a multitude of niggling things have got in the way of a full day's sewing over the last couple of weeks.  I am almost there but have a Linus Day tomorrow and don't want to miss it, it's a good project and well worth supporting.  Hopefully back on Saturday!