Dubai Video.

Dubai Video on the Quilt Show. OOh, I almost forgot to give you info on this latest  video.  I get to talk a little fast in the middle of the video, I think it sped up during translation from one format to the other… !!!! I have a longer version that I will use at…

Portrait, illustrated border.

The border has been finished for a few days now, but I just didn't have time to photograph it… I've been busy preparing kits for the past couple of days…..

A day of contrasts.

It's late, and I'm tired…. but I've just been reflecting on the day.The weather was warm, the breeze light and it was one of those days you don't want to end because it was so perfect. Daughter, Rachael and her friend became official "sewers" today as I waked them through the making of a small…

Portraits, finished the lilies.

I've balanced the details in the flowers with the amount of detail in the portrait. It would look rather strange if I added just pure white lilies with little definition. The shading and light source match well.I'm happy with the balance and 3D effect. Now I'm going to eat chocolate…..!!!!!

The lily construction

From the photos in the previous post, I traced the pattern of the lilies I could create the fabric for the lilies in several ways. Use purchased fabric. Dye the fabric with pigment ink. In effect, I would be creating a painted image with dyes. Dye the fabric to match the colors in my photos…

Portrait border underway 3.

Still working on the border for the portrait….. it's taking a quite long time to illustrate….but then again I'm doing 3 projects at once. This morning I also began working on the lilies that that are going into the quilt. But first, let's talk about the border drapplique. I want it to look like a…

Portrait border underway 2.

Life has been a little hectic the past week, every minute scheduled…. but, illustrating this panel has been wonderful. It's going to take some time and I have 4 to do….!!! The side panels will be different. and the four corner blocks different again These lines are quite small and I had difficulty in the…

Von Schnitzel Rumpenhumpenshtein – the third”

It's been a busy couple of days with  a two day visit from my Mum, and  it was an opportunity for  the entire family to spend time with her….. Dinner Wednesday night was like a comedy movie, kids playing excitedly with the their favorite toys (the stuffed rats I have in their toy box.) Plastic…

Portrait border underway

The illustration I showed you the other day was the pattern illustrated on white paper using a fine (.3) black pigment ink pen. The work is quite detailed as you can see, and I decided that I would just reverse this pattern for the other side… How do I do that….? 1. I scanned the…