The journey continues 2015
We go forward as a group into our fourth year with the challenges of working our pieces in series at A2 size. The working theme for this year is 'Nature Abstracted'; we will be producing one piece of work every three months, four in total over the year.
As an added challenge this year a number of the group are preparing additional work for a group exhibit at the Taiwan International Show in 2016.
Our work from 2013 was exhibited at the ICHF Show in March at the NEC Birmingham and our 2014 work is travelling to Minnesota in the USA as a special exhibit.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Monday, 6 April 2015
I have used the same technique that I have used in my Pomegranate quilts, working on the placing and light and dark fabrics.
Whatever I decide I am keen to continue working in grids and follow the repetition idea.
Here is my turnip quilt. When the quilt was on show recently at the NEC most people seem to think they were beetroots. It doesn't really matter.
I have used commercial Batik fabrics and transfer adhesive.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Saturday, 28 March 2015
When I started working on this quilt, my intension was to use it for our theme for this year. But I am not certain and the main reason for that is that I am wondering whether it will fit it with the other quilts I intend to make. I know that question cannot be answered before I have completed the other ones :-). So for the moment this is my first quilt for this year. Maybe I will change my mind and switch it for another one later in the year. The fabrics I used for this abstracted leaf are my own hand dyed ones.
Friday, 27 March 2015
Here is my first quilt for the 2015 "Nature Abstracted" theme. I have title it "Mirage" because I am so saddened and touched by the plight of the butterflies in our world. They are disappearing and their loss will be tragic. Butterflies are the gentlest of nature's creatures and it seems that the gentlest are the most vulnerable. I used commercial and hand-dyed fabrics for this quilt. It is raw-edge appliqued and machine quilted.
My focus for 2015 appears to be on "wings", but I may "flutter off" in a slightly different direction if something striking catches my eye, although I will continue to emphasize the gentler aspects of Nature.