Wednesday, 28 November 2012

New Quilt

I have had a curve quilt drawn in my sketch book for some time. I finally decided now was the time to make it. I will use it to inspire my students when I teach at the quilters symposium in July. I love making these curve quilts because you have to think the whole time, good for my brain cells!

This is just the blocks pinned up

Now I am trying a border, just need to get some more of the yellow.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Yellow and Purple

A month or so ago I found some very sick looking plants in our local garden centre for $1, the tag said they were yellow poppies and I knew they would look fantastic with our purple caravan so I got them. Well here they are and they do look fantastic


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

New Pattern

With summer on the way this is my new pattern. The caravan is attached to the car with a press stud so you can leave the caravan at a site and go on a tour just with the car. I just have to check the pattern and then it will be available at All Things Patchwork. Kit wants one made twice the size as cushions on the sofa. Maybe thats a job for the Christmas holidays!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

new faces

I have been playing with faces over the last few days. This piece will have 4 faces, stitched in different ways, to explore how the same image can look  when stitched using various techniques.

I love this long and short face partly stitched. Maybe an idea for a bigger face?

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

work in Viva

Today I have a piece of work and a few words in Viva which is a Lifestyle magazine that comes with the New Zealand Herald newspaper on a Wednesday. Really exciting that Viva wanted to feature the embroidery exhibition that I am part of. The piece is on the first page so you see it as soon as you open the paper, fantastic!

Monday, 5 November 2012

a busy weekend over

My weekend of shows has come to an end and it all went well.

The Big Quilt show was great, some really lovely quilts, mine is the brightest there I would say but it looks great hung in a big gallery.

The Embroidery exhibition looks fantastic, the gallery manager hung it really well so all the pieces have space around them so you can really see the work. It looks like an art exhibition not just a guild show of work.

On Sunday I had a day helping on the All Things Patchwork stand at a large quilt show in Auckland.
Not too busy so lots of time to chat, its great to see people getting excited about fabric. Lots of new stitchers too, which was a good sign.