Traveling again

Well, the bags are packed, camera batteries charged and on Wednesday I wing my way across the ocean again. I’m just working down the list of To Do’s… Tomorrow I get my stitches and out. I’ve attempted to take the ones on my leg out myself… I mean I’m a quilter… I have a quick…

Quilting Ideas.

It’s rained most of the day today and I have had the opportunity to spend time in the shed working on my major project. I usually begin quilting around 5.00 – 6.00 am.   I can generally get in a few hours of quilting before breakfast. I like to work on a warm machine, so it…

Take a look at this.

I’d like to share the work of a friend of mine. Pauline McPharlin. Have a look at her drawings, no svelte figures here. I mean, take a look at this picture…. looks a bit like lunch at a quilt retreat to me… For my American friends, the birds in front of the ladies are magpies….

This was sent to me yesterday!!!

        Live your life        in such a way that when your feet hit the    floor in the morning. Satan Shudders and says.   ‘Oh shit – she’s awake’

Portrait 25 designing the wipil

I usually audition the applique for the border of my quilts… The appliqué needs to be detailed to look like a wipil – other wise it will look like another piece of appliqué…. After preparing the appliqué I lay an appliqué (teflon) mat over the pattern. These are post positioned on my ironing board. You…

Portraits No 24

The wipil illustration is quite busy…..however, I don’t want to simplify it because the wipils are really quite detailed… However, i have a few tricks to make them easier to prepare. sketch No 1.   Sketch No 2. Color illustration .

Portrait 23

The portrait part of the quilt is completed….. (well of course it still needs to be appliquéd and quilted, but that is a little way down the track) Now where do I go from here? I began on the journey of making the quilt 10 months ago…. and a chance visit to an art gallery…

Portrait finished to this stage

I’m happy that this part of the quilt top is finished…. Now I need to work on the borders… I have a lot of ideas… but I need to audition them….. In creating a border, it must compliment her not detract from her image.