I have been stitching more often and my patches are nearly all done – 2 to go. So I laid them all out on the table to see how I might put them together. I didn’t make any decisions but here they are all laid out.
I shall probably just scope them all up as I now need to think seriously how to put them together.
No peace for the wicked.
How did 2013 disappear so fast?? It has been a busy and productive year. I now have 7 Pieces of Crow made – the last two just need binding.
Project 2013 is leaking into 2104. Here are the relative piles. I am winning but there is still a way to go.
And here are a few of my favourites:
I have also joined SAQA this year which is an American/International quilt art group. I have joined their Visioning Program which enables planning and reporting on progress. I also joined their Art Critique group. Currently, I am uncertain about it as most of the group make representational quilts and the critique is sometimes very directive as if they were experts – “do this, move this” without any reasons rather than suggestive! I may reassess my membership of this sub group if it isn’t more constructive for me.
Next year brings lots of calls for entry which is going to be a challenge but an interesting one.
Wishing you all the best for the new year.
Back to doing my patches. Here is a pile of those done:
Here is a pile of those not yet done:
And here are the two piles side by side:
Looks like I had better do more stitching in the next three months!!
Very slow progress as I was hemming binding most evenings last week. I finished a new Pieces of Crow and completed a quilt I started early last year that was abandoned to make bigger pieces for Festival of Quilts in August. Will show you those in another post.
Piece 22 – still struggling when the piece is very patterned. However, I have made french knots work on a piece.
Piece 23 – lots more french knots in variegated thread. And kantha – could get boring for you!
Back to my latest piece – am working on a quilt to go into the Bristol Guild Gallery in July. The exhibition is called “Suspension”. May show you work in progress later this week. It won’t get quilted til I get back from holiday at the end of the month. Istanbul for a week – maybe some sun!!!
Slow progress the last two weeks – visitors and outings! Here is the next piece.
Tomorrow is the first meeting of the Contemporary Quilt West group which I have been setting up. We will be making the decisions about what our vision is and how the group will run and what we will do. All a bit scary but very exciting.
Must keep stitching.
It has been a busy week and I have found little time to stitch but here are the next two pieces. I do like the kantha stitch but must make sure I don’t overdo it.
I have just trialled patching my Project 2013 pieces together. It is only virtual – just pushed together on a table. I wanted to see what they looked like. So here they are:
Looking at them, I may decide some of the earlier ones will need more stitch. The later ones look better.
Back to the quilts now.
I have decided that more stitch is required on some of the pieces so my delivery has slowed up a bit – is that English! I also need to change colour or I will have 90% red and only a few in yellow and black.
Last night’s television exercise was hand stitching the first of a few poppy motifs. It was hard to stitch. The fabric is very stiff because it was mono painted with black acrylic full strength.
I like the poppy motif – it is easy to draw and can be very elegant if it has tall stems.
I like the threads that extend beyond the patch – not sure how I will be able to keep them when I assemble all the patches together.
Previewing the post, it is time to change my header photo and my background – they are too In your face!
From a very snowy Wiltshire. Keep warm and safe.