I’m not one to shy away from a challenge. Once I left teaching, my husband and I came to the decision that we would become foster carers. We approached a fostering agency, having been recommended by friends of o…
I know how you feel, these challenges have made me want to try to do more pieces like this. Love the way you’ve finished it, I think I’ll have to try facings next time
Thank you Jane – and sorry for the late reply. I really like facings as a way to finish pieces, I’ve not done them often, but they are a great way to finish a piece that has a wavy edge.
What a fabulous blog! Not only do you show us your sketchbook, but the detail, the different processes you used are truly inspiring! Thank you!
Thank you Maggie! Sorry for the late reply. It is starting to dawn on me that maybe I may be some kind of artist after all!
As I haven’t quite got to the making stage of my next challenge piece, I thought I’d write about a recent acquisition.
I have a STABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy) that doesn’t appear to be decre…
What a beauty!
Oh the memories came flooding back! I learned to sew on one of these, so when I went to secondary school and was confronted by a hand wheel Singer, it was a real step down from hands free!
I remember Mum changing the leather belt. It lived in an alcove by the hearth, so it was always available if you just lifted off the cover. She would only ever use 40 thread, but ours was a Jones. You can get a fair old speed going and it is a most satisfying noise!
Christine Hutchins recommended the post Adventures of an Inexperienced Quilter – HST Rulers 4 months, 1 week ago
I really liked the song title I was given all those months ago, when I thought the challenge and idea was something I could get my teeth into. After all, I knew I had the perfect fabric somewhere in my stash. As soon…
I love that you used sweet wrappers, all very exciting using different ‘fabrics’. Brilliant interpretation
Thank you Jane! It takes a bit of a ‘leap of faith’ to use sweet wrappers in something that you are going to sew. I was concerned that the sewing may rip the papers, but sometimes you just have to go for it!
Great interpretation and execution!!! Amazing how quickly volunteers appear when sweets are involved!
PS. No wonder I called you Teresa when you even mimic her blog titles LOL.
Thank you Nina! Yes, Teresa was in my mind when I thought about the title – I couldn’t think of anything better as a title!
Well my first guess was Sweets for my Sweet, but I soon realised that was wrong. What an incredible piece this is!
Thank you Maggie! Some members of my quilt group thought Sweets for my Sweet as well.
Totally amazing, so much creativity!
Thank you Teresa – your blog titles inspired my blog title – I couldn’t think of a better title, as I realised that several parts of my quilt could / would be controversial. When I include religion / religious symbols in my quilting, I am aware that it could cause offence somewhere…this quilt almost sort of did that at our quilting group, where one of our members hates the song with a vengeance (mind you, we also tease her about parsnips, mashed carrot and swede – she can’t stand swede, junket…amongst other things – it makes our group Christmas dinners quite entertaining! She does tease me about my stash…)
You have not seen my Merry Sproutmass …..coming soon 30th Dec to a blog page near you!
I thought Sweets for My Sweet too, but love this
Thank you Candy – it was fun making it, if a little nerve wracking, wondering how it would go down with others…I have just about got to the stage where as long as I like it, it is fine. I also get to thinking that it is a process, that whatever happens, however it turns out, it is something that was just waiting to come out, and has something to say – that it is another step on the journey.
- Load More