Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Retreat Quilting

A few weekends ago I went on Tas Scquilters retreat to Camp Clayton - a lovely place to have a retreat - did lots and lots of quilting and made three tops on my new sewing machine which is like a dream to sew on. Lots of good company and quilty stuff - absolutely loved "show and tell" - there are some amazing quilters out there. Even saw Jill's partially completed quilt as you go "Dear Jane" quilt - beautiful work.

These pictures are higgledy piggledy - the red/black/white quilt is one I put together on retreat a few weekends ago (1 of 3 tops I did) but it still needs it's borders put on.

I have also been doing some more ink art - which I love to do. I have been cutting an A5 sheet of medium weight acid free drawing paper into 4 pieces and then drawing a picture that goes over the whole 4 pieces - looks good when split apart (if this makes sense).

This is not a quilter - but I had to take a picture of my lovely DH James painting the house - the house will look lovely with a fresh coat of paint - it's been awhile!

This quilt is now finished off with a lovely pale green binding and is SOLD! Yay.

Very bright quilt - this is before I pieced it and added sashings - I will post another picture when I have it quilted and bound.

More ink art - this one needs to be trimmed and placed in protective plastic sleeve so it can be mounted on the fridge (just put a fridge magnet in behind the picture in the sleeve and it's ready to go) I do like the messy unfinished edge look though - and will be a shame to trim it up. I think I might like to do some that are the whole A5 sheet and not cut them up. Amazing what you come up with really.

More ink art - duck and elephant have appeared in these two 4x4's....definately have to work out a way to utilise these in my art quilts - I will have to try to print them onto fabric with the printer. Have Bubble Jet Set - just need time to play.

1 comment:

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