Saturday, April 30, 2005

Mad addiction - continued

Those twisted hexagons I showed you last month? The five year project? Well, at this rate it'll be done in time for the Canberra Quilters' exhibition in August 2006.

This is what I have joined together - I have another four ready to sew on. Most of the fabric is cut out, and I have no idea how many twisted hexagons I have to make!

Hexagon Quilt

My apologies for all the shadows - I won't take the photo late in the afternoon next time!

Purple-eyed scary fellow

I haven't been able to participate in Loobylu's "Month of Softies" for the last 2 months, so I decided I'd better do something this month before I got out of the habit! The theme this month was "Recycled Monster". This purple-eyed fellow was made at midnight - very appropriate! The green wool felt is revoltingly stiff and unsewable stuff which was about to get binned in my sewing room clean-up, and his jaunty scarf was made from a very old scarf of mine. He is only a little monster- about 3.5 inches tall.
Recycled Monster

I actually think he wants to be a teddy bear.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Not your gramma's embroidery

Oh Lordy - Jenny Hart has some new patterns out on Sublime Stitching. The scooter one is definitely going straight to the shopping cart!
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I bought two of her patterns when I was in Portland, Oregon 18 months ago. They truly ROCK.

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Almost quilting

At Canberra Quilters we have two big heavy boxes, built over 10 years ago, which people stand on to hold the quilts. They were painted white but looked very scuffed and tired, so Wilma and I took one each to paint and decorate. It's our final President/Vice-president challenge - but also farewell gift to CQ as we have both resigned from the committee.

I think Wilma is at an advantage though - she has children!

I painted the whole box Patriot Blue (it is no accident that my spare room was painted the same colour on the same day...), designed a 9-patch quilt block on the top, and painted applique designs by Cathy Stevenson on the front and back of the box.

Unless there is housepaint and a wall involved, I do not consider myself a painter. But I kinda like how this turned out.
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