To piece or pierce that is the Question.

It's late evening and time to retire… I've just arrived home from viewing another film at the film festival.. I had a frustrating day today…. I was piecing. It was so annoying…. I don't like piecing…Its not my favorite way of creating a quilt. I began early this morning and it really gave me a…

Hectic

My feet have barely hit the ground this weekend. A bit like these guys…. this is one of the illustrations I'm working on for the Bayeux book. The film festival is taking a lot of my time. Each documentary I've viewed has left me extremely reflective. After a hectic day and a birthday party for…

Do you Doco?

Documenting. As many of you know I document everything. I'm not real sure why I do it…. I don't delve too deep into the Psyche – its something I'm complelled to do. I guess making 'documemories' is the next step. My first video camera was a huge clunker and I carried it every where. The battery…

Time in the shed

I've  been 'flat chat' for days now and little time to do the blog. BUT, I had a day with Tilly yesterday and she has decided to try her hand at sewing with a real needle. I just couldn't help but document it. I put dots in pen either side of the fabric and she…

What’s happening to the world?

What's happening to our world?     As I write, the Country of New Zealand is in shock and disbelief. This afternoon a 6.3 magnitude earthquake ripped through the city of Christchurch, 100's of people are missing, over 60 people are confirmed dead. The city has been evacuated and there are terrible scenes being broadcast…

An update on Class today.

So we had class today… What were the ladies doing?… a quilt the same as my last sample…!!!! If they give permission I will photograph the results tomorrow….    

Finished the quilt.

Disaster stuck in the form of flooding last night…. the excessive rain took out the power in the shed….I had no internet, no lights no computer. I was putting the finishing touches to a program and suddenly lost the lot. So I made a cup of coffee, had a little brie, crackers and quince jam…

Finished quilting the quilt.

Does this ever happen to you? The difference in the quilting styles in this quilt has certainly been a challenge. However, I never have a problem I can always adjust it with the binding. First of all I cut my binding 3" wide. I like the binding to be a feature on the quilt. At…

I'm still working on the project… I have a few refinements…. but YES, I can create a watercolor in fabric. I need to change the neck and left hand side of the lower face. It began this way.