Saturday, April 30, 2011

thread painted portrait (now with flowers)

I was not quite happy with Cara's hair on her right shoulder, I think this is fixes the problem. I'm much happier about it with the added flowers!!!!!

I have been having some fun with this one!!!! I saw this idea on a QATV DVD.
I can see a few more of these happening. I still have to finish this, first I will have to let it dry as I have just washed out the water soluble vilene. The background fabric are some of my hand painted fabrics. I think some quilting will add more interest to this piece. And I'm sure it did!!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April's 12" x 12" ' COLD'

This is my Kiwiquilters 12" x 12" Challenge for April. "COLD" was the theme for this one.
In 2010 I turned 60. I have years of quilting still to do, so many ideas floating around in my head, not that good at writing I'm afraid, it is the quilting I love. I have to admit I struggle with the artist statements you often have to write when submitting a art or quilted piece for CHALLENGES!!!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011


I have helped the Eden Kindy make this quilt! The children painted pieces of fabric, some square had leaves put on then placed in the sun to do sun printing. They found that very interesting I'm sure. Once all the fabric was painted and dried I took it home washed, ironed and cut it again. One Wednesday afternoon I took my sewing machine to the kindy with all the squares on my portable design wall and the children had turns bringing the squares in the right order. I stitched all the blocks together at the kindy. The next Wednesday I went back to show how a quilt is basted. I have quilted the quilt at home NOW all that is left to do is to stitch on hanging sleeves and a label. I think the children did a wonderful job painting the fabric.

I forgot to say it is going to hang in the foyer of the Kindy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"SING" Inchie

Inchie for this week "SING" I just couldn't resist these little oranges and lemons. I have some other little fruits which I am hoping to use at some time.