Tuesday, 2 September 2014

July Journal Quilt

I caught up on the Journal Quilts. So, I will show them to you a bit at a time.
Here is one I am developing at the same time as an A4 size piece with the same theme. I will talk about both pieces when I get them finished.

But on the development side of things; this background fabric is similar to what I used for the 8inx8in journal quilt piece.

I have worked into it with intense thread painting in such a way as to resemble scenery whizzing by as you ride past. I am really excited by the way this has turned out just like I had in mind.
I did know it would draw the fabric up, and thought I had accounted for that, but it measures about 7 1/2 in wide instead of 8in. So, I put a sign up the side to get it to the right width.

More about the cyclists in tomorrow's post.

I will work into the A4 size piece, as well, in a similar way. It has a bit more added to the width, but I may try putting it into a hoop or using stabiliser to reduce the amount it draws up.

Monday, 1 September 2014

June Journal quilt

Continuing Series of Journal quilts for when my son goes out on his own.
We had Rugby the other day.
You can't do sports without British Tennis. And June was the month when Wimbledon started.
My Friend Judy Fairless did a wonderful piece for the Rule Britannia quilt, which was also made up into a card like some of mine were. I didn't want to copy that, so had to think what to do.

I decided to go with a similar idea to 'Rugby Run', with the diagram of the court in the background and silhouettes of players. But also wanted to bring a sense of unity with the 'Cricket Wicket' piece with the focus of the ball.

I tried a few layouts, including the left-hand player in front of the ball.

But in the end, settled for him behind.
This is the finished piece.

White lines were drawn with Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The tennis ball was given more dimension by working into it with Triplus Fineliner felt tips and coloured pencil.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

"And the Bead Goes On and on..." 25-31 August

2014 - Week 35 Daily Beads

Back to the regularly scheduled bead programme!

The beads this week are size 6 or 8. So, they make for an interesting chunky look.

no.237


no.238


no.239


no.240


no.241


no.242


no.243


And all of August's beads together.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Rugby Run

I finished the Rugby journal quilt I showed you the other day.

A Certain Young Man happened by into the studio and spotted it. "Rugby."
'Don't Look!' I said.

He had a quiet satisfied smile as he went away.

So, when I got to signing and dating the back, I asked his opinion on the name and we settled on 'Rugby Run'. But it will wait for the proper time before it transfers ownership.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Beads going on a diversion - 3

More beads to work with white embroidery for Karen Ruane. Most are pastel colour beads, though some are a bit darker, yet small enough to still work with white.

wbead47


wbead48


wbead49


wbead50


wbead51


wbead52


wbead53


wbead54


wbead55


wbead56


wbead57


wbead58


wbead59


wbead60


and all 60 beads all together.

Let's see what Karen finds to do with them all!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

beads going on a diversion - 2

More beads to work with white embroidery for Karen Ruane. Some have a touch of colour with them...either a bead with other colours or pastel colour bead.

Some use the 'wooden look' sequins on the offcuts of the embroidered cotton lawn I made my blouse from. I removed a lot of the sequins from the seam area and saved them.

As with the previous post with white beads, I have used the same bead twice (i.e. wbead25+wbead26) with slight variations before moving on to another bead.

wbead25


wbead26


wbead27


wbead28


wbead29


wbead30


wbead31


wbead32


wbead33


wbead34


wbead35


wbead36


wbead37


wbead38


wbead39


wbead40


wbead41


wbead42


wbead43


wbead44


wbead45


wbead46


And more beads tomorrow.