Thursday, 28 November 2013


When I saw the theme of Cosmos I knew that I wanted to do something with nebula's. I started with a yellow/orange piece of fabric which I overdyed using both knotted and stitched shibori on it.  After the quilting was done, the time consuming part of beading started and this is how it looks now:
Believe me the quilt is square, although this is not what the picture shows :-)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Leaving the Group

Hi Everyone

I have decided that it is time to leave the group as I am not making many "quilty" things at the moment  and when I do they are for a specific event.

I have enjoyed being part of the group and it certainly challenged me to get my head back into thinking art again after three years of training to" let go and let art"

I wish you all well in the future and will let you know when my blog is up and running.

Monday, 25 November 2013

December theme

The theme for December is Winterblues. This season is not my favorite one :-(.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

An imaginary Cosmos.

This is Hilary's piece. It has been painted with acrylic and then stitched by hand and machine.

Complementary Cosmos

This is my first time posting to the group, so I hope I'm doing this properly. 
This piece was made for an online class I recently took with Katie Pasquini Masopust.  It is called Complementary Cosmos. 
The design was sketched out full size, then I cut it apart and traced the pieces onto fused fabric using 7 values of one color.
The orange complementary color shapes were added to create an optical illusion of the color shifting from lighter to darker intensity depending on the background fabric.  The violet and blue shapes were added for additional color interest.
Variegated thread was used for the circular quilting. 
Comments are welcome. 

Doctor Who's Cosmos!

A piece of hand-dyed cotton for the background lots of pieces of poly sheers stitched onto a separate piece and then applied to make a fiery sun. Lots of paint, mostly Dylon Pearl which is nice and shiny, made a cosmic flare. The planets whizzing around the sun reminded me that Dr Who was the ultimate Time Lord and very appropriate as it was his 50th Anniversary this month.  Perhaps on reflection I should add a Tardis!!! Leave me to think about it and then I might post a new picture.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Wonder of Life ........ theme - Cosmos

I have some black fabric that I bought years ago. It has silver stars on it. I spattered and painted white acrylic paint and also fabric paint with a bit of silver in it to represent the theme. I made a stencil and screen printed the child figure. I quilted with metallic thread which I hate using in an intermittent circle pattern, one thread was silver with touches of other colours and then used sparingly a gold metallic that had strong touches of red and blue and used it also to outline the figure.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


My first thought on getting the subject for this month was my garden. I do grow the flower 'Cosmos' so I kept that idea. I used batiks for the backgroung and crinkled silk for the petals The petal edges were coloured with inktense pencils.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

new member

We have a new member: Dianne Miller. I 'met ' her while taking a class by Katie PM. Please let us hear a bit about you Dianne.

Saturday, 2 November 2013


Apologies for this being a couple of days late. The background fabric was the cotton under layer of my old printing cloth from my printing board. This has been overlaid with sheer fabrics bondawebbed in place. This was then stitched using machine embroidery thread on the lettering and invisible thread for the background quilting.