Tag: applique

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This painting, the Entrance to the Port at Honfleur is the one I chose to be my inspiration for the wall hanging. (See Sewing meets Seurat – Part One). The next step was adding the detail. Although Seurat’s painting style is quite relaxed his observation is exceptional and I did simplify some of the background…

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This painting, the Entrance to the Port at Honfleur is the one I chose to be my inspiration for the wall hanging. (See Sewing meets Seurat – Part One). I worked out from my newspaper pattern the amount of fabric I needed to make the sky and sea pieces. I then had to decide how…

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A lot of the bloggers have taken on a challenge. We were all given artists as inspiration to see what we would come up with. There are no rules, we could create a block, a quilt, a cushion, a mini quilt, a wall hanging. The possibilities are endless. As I found that lockdown has granted…

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These challenges certainly get your brain thinking.  Some themes come readily to mind, whereas others require some thinking about.  I thought when I picked baby socks it would be easy.  However, this one took a bit of thinking about.  Generally, I would have liked to make a wall hanging or cushion, but that would have…

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Sunflowers!!! This mystery is all about happy, cheerful, warmth and creativity…..I hope!! That’s certainly how I see it anyway. Sunflowers are my happiest flower (freesias my best smelliest!). Yellow is my favorite colour, it personifies ‘happy’ for me, (a warm yellow mind, I’m not into acid yellows, they jar the nerves a bit) so I…

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After making a few snowflakes for the ‘fire and ice’ quilts we created and which are still available in the Project section, I became fascinated by their potential. They are beautiful, each individual, symmetric but also flawed, each growing differently but under the same constraints. To make the patterns for my snowflakes, I first looked…

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Sep 26

POPPIES

Pam Moore wanted to join in with our amazingly popular Garden Flowers Blog Hop, but as happens from time to time, life got in the way.   Not wanting to disappoint we asked Lyn Butler to help out and this is what Pam told her. In Pam Moores words: I normally spend more time at our…

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I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, and so I jumped at the chance to be part of the UKQU blog hop – especially when the theme was flowers. I instantly knew what flowers I would choose – tulips. The inspiration for my flowers and leaves came from bobbin lace making. Back in…

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So I’ll finish. . . or maybe not. I’m great at starting, just not so great at finishing. There are various reasons for this. I lose interest in a project usually once I’ve done the ‘interesting’ bit. Sometimes that is the piecing or the basic stitching of an applique; sometimes it is just the designing…

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Blog Hop Garden Flowers August 2020 #BHGF2020 When Sylvia Priest announced a “blog hop” in which the bloggers would all design an individual 12.5” unfinished block on the theme “garden flowers” with only a linking theme of “green “, I hesitated. I have written a few blogs but have no website. I design my own…

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I love lupins. They grew in our garden when I was little and I would pick the petals off and manipulate then like they were little mouths. I don’t think I’d seen one in years until a recent chance sighting at a B&M garden centre. They’re so impressive; you can’t miss them in a garden.…