On my list of “things to do” is to be more experimental with my quilts. So yesterday, I sliced into a small quilt I had started and rearranged the bits. On the way, I learnt some lessons – need to work out the edges of the design better as they are not good enough. Just need to analyse what to do next time round.
I also changed the way I stitch the quilt and rather like the results. Here it is on my design board – 12inches square. I used the fabrics I have been making with my Matthew Harris spring drawing tool that give such lovely marks when monoprinted on white cloth.
If you are going to Festival of Quilts, I have a quilt on the CQ Challenges stand called Fool’s Gold. We have goldfinches in the garden and really they are a beautiful yellow, not gold. The stand should be good – selection was apparently very through. And I am loving not being in the usual pre-FOQ panic as Margaret Pratt, Hilary Grayson and my friend Claire Passmore are in charge this year. I shall be there as I am doing a talk on the history of CQ Challenges with Hilary Gooding – no pressure.
Fool’s Gold looks like this:
Enjoy the Festival if you are going – maybe see you there.
2 thoughts on “Experimenting and FOQ 2015”
I love your quilt called “Fools Gold”. Thanks for the idea to see Kaffe Fassett’s quilts at the National Quilt Museum. They were all fantastic!! Every British qui;ter should take the time to go see and to help keep the museum in place. They need a new home.
Most English quilters have been to the Museum. It is a great shame we are losing it but the Guild business model doesn’t work in the UK.glad you enjoyed it.