Sunday, 15 June 2008

Little Bits

I've done quite a bit of quilting this past week. As well as putting together the pieced borders for my Orange Crush quilt I've worked on some little pieces, so I have pictures to share.

This first if my June journal quilt. The technique for the month was "metal foils or wires". I got the idea for this from a Christmas embroidery design by Bronwyn Hayes. The hats her ladies wore got me thinking about some metal foil I had saved from a champagne bottle which would make a perfect crown. Her figures were too small so I sketched a larger version and then kept drawing my own and changing the shapes so that the applique would work. It looks really simple, and now it seems surprising that I stitched every night for a week to finish it. I almost exhausted my bead collection on the jewellery - clearly I need a much bigger selection :o)

Next is a very simple landscape using Karen Eckmeier's techniques. This was so quick to put together using little scraps.

Lastly a favourite photo my grandad and niece, printed on fabric and embellished. This one has got all sorts of techniques in it. I used part of an old tablecloth behind the photo with added fabric paint to enhance the colour of leaves. The flowers are bonded and painted plastic bags with centres made from Cherry Ripe wrappers and these are sitting on stamped silk scraps, with loopy ribbon leaves. For the mesh at bottom I used solvy over yarns and organza (this was intended to be the background for the flowers but it didn't work that way).

My next project is to get those borders on the Orange Crush quilt and get it finished. Today is a beautiful sunny day and I should be in the garden but I really want to get this one done (and the leftovers tidied away).


  1. Oh my goodness Lisa - you have been busy!!!
    Your journal quilts look absolutely stunning - well done!!!!


  2. They are lovely. I think the landscape one is fabulous.

    love and hugs xxx

  3. Those quilts are just wonderful. I love the photo one, it's such a fabulous memory! And the landscape is great. I have that book, but haven't tried it yet. A friend of mine just finished one and says it's simple, but the results are great!


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