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Firstly let me apologise for not posting for a long long time. My life has been busy to say the least both at home and at work. So I thought I would take you on a journey through the production of my quilt Tr…
Lynda, thank you so much for fantastic photos and clear description of your process. Having seen that quilt in real life and close up I truly appreciate the work that went into making it. Bellissimo!!
Thank you Yas that is lovely to read.
What a wonderful piece of work! I am completely humbled by this. I particularly like the detail you give us on the preparation-it is all too easy to stand in front of a detailed piece of work and say flippantly, “I don’t like it!,” with no thought about what you are really seeing. So, thank you.
Thank you Maggie, It’s like most things, good prep work can take almost as long as the process. I hear comments too about how it must b done by computer etc. without thought to commitment involved.
That was exactly the strong argument I had with some “quilter” at Sandown Show about Joe’s beautiful work for her grand daughter. This old dear was adamant it HAD to be done by computer and she won’t have any truck with my comments! . Those photos really show up the stunning details that you never really grasp when looking straight at it. That backtracking on your feathers , couldn’t see a stitch out of place !
It seems that the latest trend in the quilting world is the use of quilting rulers to use both on domestic machines and on longarm machines. They are being sold in various forms and various shapes and sizes, but…
Many of you will have seen on my personal page that I recently won Best of World at the World Quilt New England Show in the US with my quilt Silver Linings. Overwhelmed and overjoyed does not go anywhere near to…
Many of you commented on the last post I did, so I thought you might like to see this little one I have been working on.
This is a small piece of Radiance fabric (which unfortunately is no long available) and is a…
In the last blog I left you part way through the painting of the dragon. Finishing that bit was only half the journey. One this was finished all the background and the outer edge finishing had to be done.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to do something just a little different and original. About 2 yrs ago I found ice dying and it opened up a whole new world.
It can be a very random and mystical process…
Wow linda they look fab. I particularly like the first one on the washing line.
Not sure what the neighbours thing lol
That’s half the fun, keeping the neighbours wondering what you will do next 😉
Glorious, must have a go at this one day.
Just make sure you wear gloves 😉
I remember tie-dying my hippie skirts when I was at uni, it was fun, but this is a whole other level altogether. Everything is so beautiful and I love your shed too. 🙂
Lynda – WOW, love the star!
It is a beauty isn’t it.
Fascinating….beautiful kaleidoscope effects.
Thank you, they are always a surprise
That is so much more inspiring than posts about dyeing usually are! It even has me thinking…whole cloth quilt? Could I? And THAT is a first! Thank you!
Absolutely you can and I am so glad to hear this. Do it and dont forget to show us. x
I’ve wanted to try this technique since I first heard about it. Love the results you have achieved, and its definitely made me want to find my dyes and have a go now.
Yet another thing for my list……. Fabulous!
Hi Anne, You may have to ask any longarmer which threads they use as not all use cotton or have it in stock. Some will not use it because of the lint, and as you say, you prefer a thread that makes little mess and that is often the reason why they also do not use it.
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