All posts tagged: Bayeux Discipline

Going Home.

I have a huge project to complete and I need to be incredibly disciplined. I can’t create another quilt for an entire year which is frustrating. I have so many ideas in my head and the sketch book but I just can’t allow myself the luxury.

The Bayeux Discipline – my passion.

My discipline is that I’ve set myself the task to work for 10 hours a day on my Bayeux Project for seven days a week. Physically it’s demanding. Emotionally it’s exciting and to be really honest this quilt is completely different to the sample piece. Its 236 feet of sheer delight for me. Like many of you, I’m having a problem seeing the fine details so I have an appointment at the optician tomorrow.

A few Changes

It's been a  week of ups and downs, one day I was fine, the next I was almost unable to stand and had the hot and cold shivers… I was fine the next day and then got it again the following day and so it continued. Strange. But other family members have had it too so it is a virus. Understandably  I've been a bit slow on the blog front but I've been working on new ideas for sharing information with you all. First of all I was afraid that I was saturating  you all with "Bayeux Fever", so I have set up a specific blog for dedicated followers. On that blog I will add more detailed information than I could on my normal blog. So  today the Bayeux Discipline blog is now at this link. You can RSS so you will be updated each time I add a new idea. Tomorrow I will make a video of machine embroidering one of the costumes of the soldiers in the quilt which will be my video …

Bayeux Discipline.

It's Sunday and the day I do my video diary. I filmed very early this morning, it's a hot day so I have other things to do before editing it, but I will put it up this afternoon or this evening… The diary is basically for my own use, however, I'm sharing this journey. This is the second time I've been here in this project… however, this time it's different and I'm enjoying sharing the experience. I guess you can always press the delete button if you don't like it.  

Bayeux Discipline

In the 5 minute drive to Keith's  office today we were discussion my early starts… I surprised myself by realizing, just how much I love getting up at 4.00 am. I love the time of day, I love the ambiance of pre dawn, it's as if I'm blanketed in a cocoon of creativity and I gradually see the day begin. Preparation yesterday allowed me to seamlessly construct 4 horses and riders today, it's taken 7 hours. Now at 11.30 am I can do other things… The fusible web applique is prepared for each horse and placed into their own plastic bag. Never the less, I still forget some things… I missed a leg today.!!!! The boxes of fabrics are bought out and I'm ready to go. I have to match the colors on my sample to the applique, cut and iron the applique onto the fabric. From this angle it doesn't look much work…but trust me it is… So now the guys are down on the fabric… I love doing it, but I dislike doing …

I need more time.!!!

The time goes so fast, the time between 4.00 am to 7.00 when I have brekky (Australian slang for breakfast) just whizzes by. It's always dark when I arrive and I get to see the sun rise, which is just super. I watch the American news and I talk to the TV when I don't agree with their opinions… the dogs look at me as if I'm crazy. I have encountered a problem though. I find I need to find a very large Teflon mat. When I made the other parts of the Bayeux, I joined two together with tape… but I wonder if anyone knows where I can buy it by the yard. The ships are huge… Some as long as 30 inches and with over 150 pieces. Everything is assembled on the applique mat working off my drawings. This photo shows the back of the applique. The glue still remains where the fabric is contact with the Teflon mat… where it is in contact with fabric it adheres… Then I can very carefully …

Working it through.

I feel like I'm so far behind with everything. But today I was editing and filing photos, I've added an album  of textures to my face book site. These images are of an antique Pakistani hat from my collection. I know very little about it… except that I really like the intricacy of the embroidery. I have quite a collection now… I need to work out how to display them. Any Ideas Bayeux Discipline. I'm coming to terms with the 4.00 am start and it's working well right now. I need a break in the middle of the day and then I can keep going. I do other projects after 10.30 am… I've not worked out how long it's going to take to finish… I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, but progress is good right now. I'm sure my body will adapt in time to the early morning start. (I hope) Having completed four nine foot test pieces in the past, I have decided to change some of my methods now …