It’s Australia Day today

My exhibition finishes next Sunday so I thought I’d show a few pieces from it. These are all done with heat transfer dyes, one of my favourite print techniques, and machine stitching. the 1st 2 are framed pieces & are now sold. The long quilted wall hanging might end up on my wall.   Now that […]

What’s on my messy desk today

I wanted to get another piece done for our exhibition – they have to be submitted by Saturday, but I’ve decided not to. It has to be 2 metres x 40cm, double sided, in eucalyptus colours. I have some silk I printed but I’m not mad on the colours and I think the size is […]

new journal pages

A couple of new pages – above is done with water soluble crayons – below left: print, stencil, paint etc. Right: tissue and other papers collaged in, painted and drawn over, metallic wax added. I finished and entered my quilt for ‘Living Colour’ – whether it will be chosen is another thing all together! At […]

Freeform pieced quilt

I finished piecing this quilt today. It’s a mixture of scraps of my own printed/dyed fabrics and some commercial quilt fabrics. The only ones I bought were some of the dark border fabrics. Now I’ll put it away while I decide how to quilt it but at least it’s not in pieces on my studio floor – […]

Prints and more

Some of my demo pieces from the heat transfer workshop – above was a fairly random arrangement of torn painted papers and resists (fern leaves & yarn) which were heat transferred onto delustred satin – came out surprisingly well! In this sample, a lace doyley was used as the resist. The paper (right) was painted, glad […]

Something new

Blue and Green Should Never be Seen… 45cms x 75cms. Strictly speaking, this isn’t really new – it was pieced more than a year ago but yesterday I finished the quilting and binding. I had a small collection of hand printed and dyed scraps left over from a series of work on the theme of […]

The winner is…

Well, we did the draw for my giveaway tonight. I wrote all the names on pieces of paper put them in a container and my husband drew out Joy V‘s name – congratulations Joy. The fabric below was printed with the thermofax screen design which is part of the prize package. Thank you to everyone […]

New work

I’ve got to get 4 12″ x 12″ quilts finished very soon for the Aust/NZ Art Quilt Yahoo group. The theme is other countries – this one is New Zealand, inspired by it’s greenness and lush ferns. I’ve finished Japan, Brazil and well on the way to getting Morocco done. The group is having an […]

Catching up & a new blog started

My blog has been a little neglected recently. There have been a few things happening – first, I’ve finally started the blog for Designing Women (a textile group I’m a member of). Its early days but I hope it will have regular posts, member profiles, lots of pics and information to share. It is a […]

Better now?

This is the quilt from my last post which I was going to cut up and re-assemble. I ended up cutting out the middle section only and adding in a new rectangle using some of the left over fabrics. I also added the squares around the border – I had been saving these for ages, […]