Tuesday 25 September 2012

Quilt no 39

Love Lives Here (El Amor Vive Aqui)

I used a mix of fabrics, and the principal technique is Paper piecing with a little bit of log cabin. Hand quilted.

Quilt no 38

This quilt was made with the English paper piercing method using the "strawberry" pattern.

Quilt no 37

Quilting by the light of the moon

Winter's coming and the days are getting shorter.  For a night owl like me that means quilting by the light of the moon.  Somewhere in a valley wedged between the mountains is a peaceful canoe moon.  On a cold, clear and starry night silver moonbeams wrap a lodge in light.   Winter's deep snow outside is doing naught to stop all the quilting that is going on inside.  This is just how I  plan on passing winter this year as I am always content quilting by the light of the moon.   

I used all kinds of scraps from left over projects.  The moonbeams and the moon are outlined by couched silver cording.  The stars are made with shimmering silver thread though hard to see in the photos.  The white band on the bottom is cut on a angle to imitate banked snow giving the illusion of an uneven project, but it is indeed and exact 12x12 piece.  The back is made from a couple of orphan pieces.  I hope it's new owner is a night owl like me!

back of quilt:

Quilt no 36

I have used a mixture of African Shwe Shwe and Japanese Shibori fabrics.  The design was fabric led and developed after a workshop with Janice Gunner. Quilting has been done with cotton perle and sashiko thread and the quilt has been further embellished with beads.

Quilt no 35

Hand dyed wools by a good friend of mine and reproduction civil war prints were used.  Machine quilted.

Small extension!

I've just emailed everyone to say I'm extending the deadline for the swap by one week - final deadline is now Monday, 8 October 2012.  Thanks for playing!

Friday 21 September 2012

Quilt no 34

This little quilt is acrylic felt embellished with silk, wool, muslin, organza , tea dyed along with the background,  Then hand stitched and beaded. The leaf is made of silk paper.  And then machine quilted.

Quilt no 33

Who, whoo...
The background is hand-dyed/painted with the funky spunky owl applique'd on top -- eyes, beak & feet are all felt.  The back has a pillow encasing, if you want to make the piece into a cushion. Alternatively, I can provide a hanging sleeve or tab corners.

Quilt no 32

Grandma's Fan
Made from the leftovers from making various things for the grandchildren...

Quilt no 31

Materials:  Hand dyed fabric and commercial fabric  
Technique:  Fused applique , machine quilted, embellished with movable eyes and fabric paint  
I saw this on Pinterest:  it was made out of paper and I had to make it in fabric----It just made me happy looking at it and the movable eyes cracked me up, LOL.  Here is my interpretation of the pieces... the background and the word joy are from my stash of hand-dyes the rest came out of my scrap bag from past quilts.

Monday 17 September 2012

Quilt no 30

Three Mother Goddesses
Inspired by a stone carving in the Roman Museum, Bath. The goddesses are cut from a piece of complex cloth and attached to a discharged background, with a hand-dyed border fabric and a discharged fabric binding. Machine quilted in variegated threads.

Quilt no 29

Seeds in Time
Hand dyed cotton and threads embellished with hand and machine embroidery and finshed with seed beads.

Quilt no 28

The piece is made from commercial cotton fabrics which have been appliqued and free embroidered by machine in a variety of threads. The batting is synthetic. A cotton backing was added after the embroidery/applique was finished, and lightly quilted by machine. It has a small hanging sleeve and a label on the back. 

Quilt no 27

Crow Haiku
 It is made entirely from silk fabric from Oakshott, front and back. The background was pieced and then the crows were sketched on in thread. The haiku was printed onto transfer paper and then fused onto a piece of silk before attaching it to the quilt. The feathers were stencilled with a markal paintstick. The quilting was done with monofilament thread because I didn't want any distraction to the design but did want texture.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Quilt no 26

The block was made with some triangles made of strips.  The triangles were also scraps of a big quilt I've  made in the past...

Quilt no 25

Fragments of the Coronation
Materials and techniques:  Original tissue paper apple wrap from the Coronation, tissue silk, fusible web, silk satin, cotton scrim, vintage laces from the early twentieth century, cotton thread; stamped, stencilled and hand stitched.

Quilt no 24

Folk Art

Techniques: sunprint on cotton, photoprint on cotton and organza, hand embroidery, hand quilting

Quilt no 23

Freedom to Fly
The mini quilt is made with all shades of blues. A few have been repeated. The birds are my own pattern and have been fused on. They have decorative stitching on them to mimic feathers. The lace was hand stitched on as were the flowers.  While I was making this I kept thinking about freedom to express myself and the freedom that we have when writing dream.

  The backing is brown and teal.

Quilt no 22

The Perfect Home
Inspired and named by my 6 year old daughter, as a beginner and new to quilting this is only the second quilt I have every made. Images applied by machine and machine quilted.

Quilt no 21

Bright Summer
Made with microwave dyed cotton and including some of the plastic bag that I dyed the fabric in!  Raw edge strip pieced its machine quilted and embellished using hand stitching a little beading and a small amount of paint. Its backed with natural calico and has 80/20 wadding. I’ve included a sleeve for hanging and a label with my details on the back.