Monday, 26 March 2012
Spring has Sprung
While I was out I took these pictures of my Stitching for Texture project, as promised.
Angela Daymond last week. We looked at using machine and hand stitching to quilt projects and worked towards creating a fabric book of sample designs using a variety of techniques. Angela managed to make FMQ easy and so my squiggles appear as my cover, I was even brave enough to add a few daisies. Angela discussed scale for effect, using combinations of the same pattern in different sizes, such as on my cover, and also scaling up the designs for a full size quilt. Not all of my pages are finished, as you can see, but I feel I have done enough on these designs and been inspired to make further books. My next one will be a selection of "water" designs I think (but not until A.J., after Japan!) Several members of Country Roads Quilters agreed that the quilting of a project is the part that provokes the most terror. I think we now feel a lot more confident and willing to have more fun with our quilting too, so a big thank you to Angela.
A thank you to Tina too. She gave me this book:
Tina's blog for some wonderful textile creations).
If you were at the Quilters' Guild AGM and Conference in Dundee this past weekend I'm sure you had a wonderful time, and, if you listened carefully, you might have heard my name mentioned. I have some very good news to share with you another day but now I'm going back into the sunshine.
Added 29 March: I've just read the post Angela wrote about her workshop. She has a photograph of me. I was concentrating on my FMQ so hard that I didn't know she'd taken a picture!