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.