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Another Quilt for Munich

I have now finished my second quilt to go to Munich with zero3, Study in Aubergine 1.  Well, it still needs a label but I have done the bindings and sleeve which I hate doing. Here it is finished and photographed for my artist statement:

Study in Aubergine 1 Christine Seager

For a change, I have faced this quilt as I felt my usual binding would complicate the edges.

On the social networking scene, I have had a number of Facebook friends requests which I have accepted. This means I should update my Facebook page and then start keeping it updated. My eldest son has just cycled from Alaska to Washing DC kept us up-to-date using Instagram so I also need to pay some attention to my Instagram account – so much to do and so little time.

Til next time

Chrisse

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Decision Time

This summer has been proved difficult to focus on my creative work – too much travelling, mostly on the boat and demands made by elderly parents. I have definitely lost direction so last weekend I planned for at least the next six months. I decided my priorities are the exhibitions I am committed to and my sketchbooks. Book making will have to wait until I have more time at home.

I should have put my entry into the Fine Art Quilt Masters 2015 online before now – it did not get accepted but will be going to Munch in the Autumn with zero3, a group that accepted me as a member in March. Here it is – “Private Thoughts”

Private Thoughts - Christine Seager

The parchment scrolls hold my own thoughts on my creative process. Here is a detailed photo of the scrolls.

Private Thoughts _Christine Seager detail

I was sorry not to get selected but I think it is good that this year we will see new makers.

I am halfway through my other quilt for Munich and hopefully you will see it soon. As well as my pretend writing, it has some markings with my Matthew Harris tool.

Hope you are having a good summer.

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Going home

The CQ Dislocation quilts are going home. Margaret Pratt kindly bought them south from under Hilary Grayson’s studio table where they have been stored between exhibition events. Thank you, Hilary and Margaret.

Here are some of them ready to go to our local My Hermes depot.

  

Sorting out the parcels is only one of my excuses – April’s book is not finished and we are halfway through May!!! and I have quilts to start and finish.

Better get back to work……..

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Fragments of War

In the autumn, one of the groups I belong to, South West Textile Group, is having an exhibition in the Museum of Somerset. The theme is Imprints and we have to base our work on an object in the museum. In the Military section, there is an old flag from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. It is a Japanese flag with the red sun in the centre and Japanese text radiating from the central red circle.  Using that as inspiration, I have printed Japanese text which says “fragments of war” using a thermofax and screen printed red circles on white fabric. I then dyed several batches of 2 metres of fabric in red, completely failing to match the red of the circles.  Eventually, I gave up and went to my local quilting ship and purchased a matching commercial fabric – all rules broken!! But it does work.  Here is an image of the top – sandwiching and quilting still to happen.

Fragments of War WIP

Thanks, Amelia of Thermofax Printing for making my thermofax screen.

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More old boats

Or parts of them. This is a small rusty boat. Lots of acrylic paint and Markal stick on discharged cloth. Quite difficult to cut up the fabric as it looked so good. It has inserted pink silk – which was too much and had to be knocked back with a thermofax and black ink.

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And the next one – a real experiment and the jury is still out. I FMQ’d it and I am not sure that was the right thing to do. I also decided to shape the edges. That made it really difficult to photograph as the white felt on which it is hung looks grey.

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And my last creation of the week – a hat with pom-poms to go with a clown’s outfit. Don’t ask. It is not for me!

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Well, Christmas is coming and my husband has to stand in the street and rattle a tin.

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Wide Horizons

I have just been told by Gul, the Wide Horizons organiser, that the exhibition will be going to the USA and be shown at seven venues – WOW!!

So my piece, Taste of India, will be better travelled in the States than I am!!! Here it is – not sure why I didn’t blog it when I was accepted into the competition in August for the European venues.

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Happy travelling.

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New work

I have finally started doing some sampling on a new direction for my work. The piecing technique will stay the same but I am experimenting with the theme of old and rusty boats. This is the first one – Peeling Paint. Still need its binding as you can see on the right hand side.

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The fabric was fun to do. It started as a piece of black fabric – I didn’t think much of the discharging process so added textile paints and markal and more paint. Great fun and I hope you feel it represents peeling paint.

Need to get back to the machine and finish it.

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