This is my quilt for February which was inspired by The Sketchbook Challenge theme of Close Up.
It is a view through the pattern on a garden table onto the patio and chippings. I know it doesn't sound very exciting but I quite liked the result. The background fabrics consist of a section of a printed fabric produced several years ago and a fun technique using butted squares of fabric that are stitched together with a three step zig zag stitch, cut apart, restitched etc. several times to produce a delicate but multicoloured fabric. The swirling table top section was cut and bonded onto the background and then quilted.
April's quilt was all hand stitched and once again inspired by The Sketchbook Challenge theme which was Open. This certainly was challenging and having doodled several ideas in my sketchbook I came up with this.
If you are following the sixandfriends blog then you will know that seven of the nine members managed to meet up at Linda's last week. It was a great day and good to see what everyone is producing for our Orientation exhibition in September. There is a lot of fabulous work already completed but most of mine is still at the dyed and printed fabrics stage although I have worked on my Pojagi piece.
Forge Mill Needle Museum on Friday 21 September 2012.
Since last I blogged we have managed a few days away on the south coast at Lyme Regis. It is a beautiful area even when the wind blows and the waves are crashing against the famous Cobb.
The sun shone occasionally in-between the hail storms but there were still many opportunities to capture some typical coastal scenery.
and, of course, there are always wonderful rusty chains.
I hope you have managed to find inspiration if you have been out and about.
Thank you for reading and speak to you soon.