Monday, November 20, 2017

Still going

I have still been working, just forget to post, but I will persist
I have recently uploaded a few new Journal Quilts to the Made on Monday Site, Hosted by Kate Bridger
I think I have about thirty on that site.  These might not be even up yet!  I now have over a hundred journal quilts, but these ones are all just about leaves.
Earlier in the year, I did a lot of printing on fabric and sheers of gum leaves and I have finally gotten around to doing something with them!
So fat I have just free motioned around this one.  Not sure about the colours.
This one has two layers of prints on organza, with stitching on the top layer.
This one also has two layers, the print below, which has been stitched, and the top organza layer with a further stitched leaf.  My idea with these is to put them together a la Jane Lafazio, to make a large wall hanging.  Of course that is a long way away.
I have also now got a beautiful Bernina Q20 long arm! I have done about half a dozen quilts since I got it and am really enjoying the space!
Her is the latest, a very modern quilt I have made from some orphan fish block that were in my WIPs
And here is a close up of what I am doing on it.  Lots of bubbles at the moment, but there will be a lot more by the time I am finished.
AS I said, I am doing a degree in fine arts too, so sometimes I have deadlines there.
I have also almost completed my quilt for Art Quilts Around the World  Can't show that until after the due date which is the 30th Nov, so here is just a taster.
Not much to go on there, LOL. The topic is pop art.

Don't forget to be creative every day!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Paper to Fabric with left overs

My husband has been cutting things out of perspex to sell and gave me some of the waste pieces to use as templates.
I started by using them on paper.
I used inktense blocks to make rubbings and spread it outside the rubbing with water.  I really loved the distressed look and decided I wanted to do it on fabric.  Inktense is permanent once it has been wet and dried, so perfect on fabric.
This was mt first rubbing.  I still wanted the blurred washed out surround.
With this one I used a brush to blur out the edges, but it was too pale for me so I added a bit more around the edges with my characteristic scribbles.  I also needed to make the central rubbing permanent so I sprayed it with water then dried it quickly with the iron.  I look forward to free motion quilting this one!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A new group

I have joined a new challenge group called Art Quilts Around the World.  I am hoping it will give me a new impetus for blogging regularly.  I am also now completing a Bachelor of fine art at university, so to get the flow going I will show you a few pieces I recently completed as part of my course.
This piece was an attempt to create depth using layers, shapes and line.  I used two screen prints layered with organza and a small thread sketch.  This is very close to the work I normally do.

This piece was using layering of organza as well, but the subject is the subcellular world.  Just a glimpse of what is inside all our cells.

This is a box that I created using layers of organza.  It is also based on the subcellular world, but this time plant cells.  I was very pleased with the way light moves through it and it now sits on my desk near the window to catch the light.
So, whilst I have not been posting, I have been busy.  I even had a little exhibition recently
here are a few pictures

Hope you enjoy my post.  Hope to post again soon.