Sunday, 28 July 2013

A hand-pieced quilt

So my latest hand-piecing of a quilt has come to an end and I'm a little bit sad.

There is something especially soothing about hand-piecing a scrappy quilt.

It's a mindless, relaxing kind of monotony.

I fussy cut the centres.

And then after that sort of kept to dark to mid value fabrics around the fussy cut and then light values for the background.

Each block may be the same shape but the use of fabrics and colours makes it seem like I am piecing a new block each time.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday

And it really doesn't take that long before you have enough blocks to make a quilt.

I think I started this the beginning of May and with lots of breaks along the way, by end July it is assembled.

For those interested, the original post about this quilt block can be found here.

Friday, 26 July 2013

The 'F' word

I've been busy.

I don't think I can keep The Big Secret a secret any longer.

I've designed my own FABRIC line.

I know.

Completely totally over the top amazing - it's been sooooo hard keeping it quiet. You have no idea.

Let me show you.

First off there is this.

I was channeling my inner dog's bone on that one.

And then there is this.

I decided really for my first collection to go quite miniscule - sort of a concentrated distillation of all my conceptual design ideas into these two pieces. I like to think of it as a capsule collection.

I just  didn't want to spoil the integrity of my thoughts by adding any more. Best to start small don't you think?

You're probably on the edge of your seat right now, wondering where you'll be able to pick these beauties up.

I'm thinking I need to keep a tight control on my distribution rights.
I'm thinking so tight, I'll keep these for myself.
Maybe in a few years I'll have a legacy reprint of these hard-to-find timeless classics and you'll be the first to know.

Is that OK?


With thanks to the lovely ladies at Iris and Dora. Please take a peak at their work for out-of-this world detailed screen-printing, paying beautiful homage to our part of the world.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013


I'm giving my thoughts on colour and quilting here if you want to drop by.

There's no point hanging round here at the moment.

Sure there's plenty of colour.

Just not much quilting.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Weekend vistas

Note to self: Do remember this is supposed to be a blog about quilting.

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