New work

This 12″x 12″ journal quilt was just finished. The appliqued shapes started as a separate piece of embroidery but being all olive colours, I thought it was a bit dull so I cut it up into these rectangular pieces. I had trouble finding a suitable background – tried it against many different colours but wasn’t happy until I found this one which I didn’t think would work but the turquoise blue with the olive and tan livens up the whole piece and now I like it – reminds me of tropical rainforest.
I’ve used 1 of my thermofax screens (made from a rubbing) to print across the dark area of the above, roller printed fabric – much better!

The 2 procion dyed fabrics above were my demo pieces for my last workshop. I only did 2 fat quarters in the one container (lemon yellow & purple) but the workshop participants did 4 in different colours. I haven’t seen how their pieces turned out yet as they batched them on the day then took them home to wash out but its a great method to get a variety of colours – very simple!

I was very lucky to win a blog giveaway by Linda – a piece of her Dutch houses fabric (above) which she designed and had printed by Spoonflower. It arrived this morning – isn’t it great? Thank you so much Linda. Check out Linda’s blog for some of her new Spoonflower fabrics.  Posted by Picasa
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5 Comments

  1. That’s turned out beautifully. Love the reapeated image in your giveaway win – i couls try a few scottish houses in a line – love that kind of thing.

    Might try another w/s – it occurs to me that if people bring their own machines to my house – i can squeese a few in, I’ll be quids in! I’m gaining my own little circulation list & there were 3 who couldn’t make it before. If I can muster the courage again, i will continue 😉 Where do you hold your workshops?

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