Archive for January, 2013

Trees series

This is the first of my tree series quilts. I dyed 11 meters of fabric last summer using the “Fabric Dyer’s Dictionary” by Linda Johansen. It gave me a large quantity of fabrics that were emphatic with each other. I then spent a day at Committed to Cloth screen printing a thermofax of trees – a photo that I had take and adjusted.

I have made some small cushions from the pieces. I also pieced up three pieces and this is the first one to be quilted.

Photo is yellower than the actual quilt. I have some technic issues that I need to resolve on the next one. However, I am glad this one is done.


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Project 2013 - more stitch


I have decided that more stitch is required on some of the pieces so my delivery has slowed up a bit – is that English! I also need to change colour or I will have 90% red and only a few in yellow and black.

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My bluetit is now almost done. He needs a branch to sit on, a bit of PVA on the edges so they don’t fray any further and then mounting.

I have the next bird started – just the hand stitching done.

Better get back on the machine!!


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Last night’s television exercise was hand stitching the first of a few poppy motifs. It was hard to stitch. The fabric is very stiff because it was mono painted with black acrylic full strength.

I like the poppy motif – it is easy to draw and can be very elegant if it has tall stems.


I like the threads that extend beyond the patch – not sure how I will be able to keep them when I assemble all the patches together.

Previewing the post, it is time to change my header photo and my background – they are too In your face!

From a very snowy Wiltshire. Keep warm and safe.

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Three more patches – the one with yellow stitch may get more stitch later. It doesn’t look good enough yet.


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This is a trial to see if I can write posts from Word and if it is easy to use.

Test photo – a previously used photo of scrimmy paper.

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And so on

The patches with lots of detail are a real challenge but I am happy with this one, especially the wheels.

And so on

Piece 7

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