Saturday, 19 January 2013

free motion quilting

My attempt at Free motion Machine Quilting.
I borrowed a sewing machine from work and had a play. I used a hoop which was a great help. 
I then quilted my sisters birthday wall hanging.
I also made her badge out of some of the scraps of the quilt.
 Hope she likes them her birthday is on Tuesday.

Friday, 11 January 2013

CQJP naked block
I have been thinking about how I am going do my cqjp 2013.
For the 2012 project I just went month by month. I think I will begin with doing different tonal colours. First block is light blue.
  I will finish my sisters wall hanging this weekend and show you all soon.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Work in Progress
It is my sisters 60th birthday this month and she wanted a "picture" to hang on the wall. I tried drawing a landscape scene, but I am no artist. So I did my usual thing, trawl the internet for inspiration. I found  on you tube  "Alicia Merrett: Contemporary Art Quilt"  I liked it so decided to have a go. 
First Attempt

Putting them on a orange/red sheet to show what it would look like with a small amount of complimentary colour, it does lift it.
That was yesterdays attempts and this is todays.
  Still do not think it is quite right so I started to add a bit of colour in the middle. Still not right so re looked at the you tube and I have been taking the log cabin to far. So I will have another go tomorrow.