Friday, 27 May 2011

Blue and Green Quilts

Yesterday, I began quilting the centre of Jack's Quilt and managed
to complete that section by the end of the afternoon.
I don't often sit and machine quilt all day because of
I took this photograph of the three Blue and Green Quilts
together to show the size difference.
The Quillow is at the back, Jack's Quilt is on the table
and the miniature quilt I made on Sunday Evening.
Stewart helped cut all the tiny pieces.
It is 17" by 21"
It's got to have bias binding put on.
See more of my work on my website

BA Fine Art Show 2011

Last night my friend Michelle and little Lexi were invited to
The Private View of The BA Fine Art Show for 2011 at
the Kings Lynn Arts Centre.
As past BA Students we had both exhibited there and
it is always great to see the new ideas and students shows.
The Show was as dynamic as ever, filling all of the four
Gallery Spaces!
Chris Williams talked to us about his work which many
were drawn to. It is based on Still Life Images of everyday
objects which are then abstracted and re- arranged in sections.
These are then reproduced using different thicknesses of media
such as card,plaster and concrete, they were outstanding pieces of
Good Luck to all Art Students!
Click on exhibition label to see another Degree Show.

Lynne Pretty

On Wednesday evening it was The Kings Lynn Embroidery Guild
meeting and Lynn Pretty came along to talk about
her 'Travels Textiles and Quilts'.
She showed us some textiles she had collected from around the world
and the memories she had acquiring them.
She then went on to show us her quilts and wall hangings.
Her first Quilt based around India Inspiration.
It was Exhibited at the V&A!
A lot of Lynne's work is based on history and source inspiration.
Which was lovely to see. Her work involves mixed media and
tightly packed machine quilting.
At the end she answered lots of questions from the group and
shared how she layers up her fabrics.
It was a wonderful inspirational evening,
Thank you Lynne.
See more of what goes on at our Guild

Fen Edges

When I came home from card making @The Gallery
on Wednesday, I needed to get down to some
textile creating.
Some of the fabric is remnants from the blue and green quilts,
dyed and painted fabric is from material,
I painted the same time last May!
It must be this time of year brings this colour out in me!
See this earlier post.
I had laid out the pieces for a wall hanging on my design board
and it felt the right time to sew it all together
and this is the result so far.
It is now ready for embellishment and stitch!
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Card Making

Wednesday morning was a card making session with Kim
@The Gallery. We are still working with Eastern Inspiration.
In my case Chinese and Japanese.
We are using all the different techniques.
Here are some of my cards that I made that morning.
The top card needs finishing but doesn't two hours
go quick when you are having fun!
See more of my Paper techniques on
my Portfolio Pages on my website