Monday, 24 December 2012

Hi Everyone,

I'm afraid my December quilt is going to be late.  I had been working on the idea and just not getting the cold resist to do what I want, so have changed my approach. Then finishing Christmas presents took over and finally I've given myself a RSI injury and have my right hand strapped up.

Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Ann's snow:

                                               Oh Come All Ye Faithful!!
The snow is white cotton torn into strips and stitched down in the centre of each piece, the evening sky is a section from a piece of silk that was indigo tied and dyed.  The carol singers is a section taken from an old Christmas card, I re-drew them and added them in pieces with Bondaweb before blanket stitching around them. Finally a semblance of snow was added with several rows of patterning off my Janome Horizon.
Lovely subject although I did stall at one stage as I too was going to do snow flakes but decided to rethink it!

Thank you Wil for your Christmas wishes, a very Happy Christmas to one and all, all the very best for the festive season
Ann B


I wish you all a very happy holidays - don't eat too much <vbg> - and a creative 2013. The month December is coming to an end so that also means that a new theme is lurking around the corner. I used a random number generator and the outcome is that the theme for January is: Favorite Film.

Monday, 17 December 2012


I heard today that the quilt I made for the theme Hot will be included in the permanent 12x12 exhibit website that will go online in 2013. This exhibit is organized by the Todd Art Gallery of the Department of Art Middle Tennesse State University USA.

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Well, I had a lot of inspiration for this one after receiving a foot of snow last week.  So I just HAD to snow dye the background (oh and the backing and sleeve fabric as well....) in honor of the snow and the theme.

The background is woven snow dyed fabric, raw edge applique using commercial B/W and stone fabrics.  I folded the front fabric to the back for a "binding" because I wanted to get as much of the tree as possible and not to detract from it.

So here it is...a gray day in the frozen tundra after a winter snow....

Kelly Hendrickson

Sunday, 9 December 2012


I have never used this technique, though I did a sample for C&G a long time ago.

I lightly coloured some old sheet with inktense crayons to introduce some colour into the snow. As I stitched the white layers moved slightly, so what was meant to be a square distorted. This meant I could not get an even border around it when cutting it back to be 12 x 12. I should have just made a piece that was all layered snow. I painted snow on the hand dyed green background and on the trees. This is probably one of my first landscape pieces!!! Does it qualify for the title of landscape? I was surprised that the cut edges did not fray or fluff more. 

I was very disappointed with this piece but actually I am liking it a bit more as the days go by. It has been lying on my floor waiting to be photographed so it is giving me time to think about it. 

I found this fabric in my cupboard which I thought was really appropriate as a backing.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

my 'snow' piece

I made this for the 'snow' theme. You can find more details on my blog.

Unable to write a comment??? Why

I do not seem to be able to post a comment.

Can anyone help me? I am signed in so why not. I do not understand all the categories that are offered so that I can post a comment in response to Wil's snow piece. I can not understand why when I have posted comments in the past I am unable to do so now.

Feeling very pathetic about it all


Friday, 7 December 2012

Snow flake

When I picked the theme snow I had no idea that we would get it so quickly. Don't blame this weather on me :-)).
For this theme I decided to focus on snow flake. After I made the sandwich - using a piece of snow dyed fabric - I stitched the outlines of a snow flake. The snowflake I painted with pearl white Lumiere textile paint. Added some snow flake buttons and the quilt was complete. It is very early in the month, but this quilt was a quick one.