My fusible is unfused.

I've been working on my program all week and finally its finished. I'm confident about doing a program with quilting content, but this is a little more so I've taken a lot longer to get it just right. Music is synced, and it all runs smoothly. I have a back up in case the computer…

Bayeux Discipline

I've been in the studio since 4.00am, so now it's time to retire for the night. I've been working on my presentation for Friday night…. (hope to see some Locals there) It takes almost a week to prepare it and do the timing and add content to music. Its very different and you will see…

The Houston Project is finished

  I finished the quilt a few days ago, but I've been too busy to photograph it. The red label… says. "determination" I made it by tracing an image in red ink and coloring it. It's appliqued onto the quilt with a small zig zag. You might see a line about 5" down from the…

Got everything stitched up.

Got everything all stitched up right now. (including the the body) I'm doing the annual review of my class notes and after a lot of requests I'm finally getting organised to create patterns for those who are unable to come to class. How much are patterns these days…. I never buy one so I don't…

Finished the apple tree.

Its been an interesting day. I worked on the little quilt till about 2.00, I had basically finished it… then I had an appointment at the skin specialist and came home at 5.00 with 20 stitches in my back and shoulder…. So I'm working fast before the anesthetic wears off. !!!!! Well I mentioned I…

Updating projects.

I designed this small quilt  a couple of years ago under the name of Illustrative Quilting. Of course I change my techniques at times and as I mentioned in the previous post I shared the ideas with my friends yesterday. Some of the ladies decided to create their piece in pencil and I loved the…

Baby on the light box.

I started a blog this morning, well, last night really and lost it all because I was doing 3 things at once.!!! Grr. So the day is over and we've  had a great day. I encouraged my friends to take up quilting some 20 years ago…These are ladies who have been my friends for the…

The students reward.

 A student who took my threadpainting class in Birmingham England last year sent this photo this morning…   I just love it and its so rewarding to see how students progress and interpret the classes. Go to her website to see how she did it… "Maybe you remember I took your threadpainting class there last…

Almost finished the Houston Project.

Up early working and there is yet another storm raging outside the studio. It's not going to get above 13 degrees today so the warmth of the studio is comforting even though its still dark outside. There was a promise of spring yesterday it was sunny and almost warm. I did a radio interview for…

The Houston Project.

The Fisherman's Wife. She's finished… I didn't know if I could do it to my satisfaction, but I got a lump in my throat when I saw the scanned image. I'm pretty darned happy. Now I have to do the border but that's easy after this exercise. I'm a bit sad to be giving her…