Sunday, 12 January 2014
Gwen Hedley's Drawn to Stitch (from The Thread Studio). Romance novels offer so much creative opportunity and we've played with the pages at my local art quilt group. For these ground random pages have been torn out, crumpled, softened and woven to create a different story. The brown papers used in the second piece are a mushroom bag and the inner core of a toilet roll - crumpled and crushed and unfolded so many times until they resembled chamois - woven with more of the romance novel, fused then hand stitched. All experiments and test pieces for a "bigger picture".
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Spoonflower. The colours used in the invitation documents formed the basis of colour choices for the quilt top. Combined with some "safe stalking" on social media, each fabric is linked in some way to the happy couple. Incorporating text and a request for yellow has required some rethinking and design changes. Even Riley the dog managed to make an appearance or two. Once completed, this quilt top is heading over to Barb Cowan at The Quilt Connection for a Barb's magic touch and professional finish.