My Horizon quilt is almost finished – it just needs to be quilted and a binding added. It took ages yesterday afternoon to stuff all the sections but I think it is working ok, although I am a little worried about how heavy it seems.
I find all the admin required can take up so much time that I will do anything else first, even tidying my studio, but today i just have to get on and do some.
I have finished the sample piece for the Horizon quilt. I am working hard to complete some of the things on my long “To Do” list
I spent the weekend packaging up the fabric that arrived from India. I so enjoyed choosing the colours for each kit – each one is different.
I have written all the instructions and now just have to persuade my son to help me with the graphics for the ideas sheet and then they will be ready for sale.
The fabric pieces are just such fabulous colours- I dont think i want to part with it
This morning I have made my May Journal Quilt.
I first made quick sketch on a scrap of paper
I then made a stencil. I painted the background of the quilt and screen printed the poppy heads on to the background
I then appliqued some poppy flowers on to the background
The all that was left to do was add some stitching, a backing, some quilting and I machine stitched the edge
I’ve just returned from a lovely week in Majorca. Fabulous weather and superb scenery.
So now I have
1 Horizon quilt to finish
1 3D piece to start
1 3D piece to finish
1 May Contemporary Quilt to make
A book to finish writing
Instructions for my new Flower Kits to write
Instructions for my Indian Women Kit to write
An ideas sheet to write for my block printed fabric
An article to write for workbox magazine
An article to write for Stitch Magazine
This is where I am starting…
A photograph I took whilst away last week that I think will be a good starting point for a May Journal Quilt
I’ve been photographing goats today and I’m not going to tell you why!
We had visitors from ireland staying with us for the weekend. It was good to do some of the touristy things in our area
We went to Hebden Bridge, where there was a Food Festival and Heptonstall to have a look at the cobbled streets and cottages
One of my favourite shops in Hebden Bridge is Polkadot Lane – it sells blue spotty pottery from Poland
I love the lettering on the graves and the way the gravestones were laid out on the floor
Here is a photo of the Piece Hall gates in Halifax
Yesterday I spent the day working on my piece for Festival of Quilts which I cant put photos on blog as I need it to be a surprise, I also did a few more layers on my Horizon quilt. It will need to be about 2m long to be able to make the folds that i intend to do.
I’m not really very happy with the colours I used yesterday so I think i will have to redo it, That’s fine – it didnt take long. I like the design, so I’ll just make it in reds and oranges, then it will look better with the rest of the quilt.
The designs are based on Central Asia felted rugs
The last bit of the quilt will have more pink in it