We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

First Piece

At last with Jean holding my hand I've got myself signed up and am ready to show off my first piece. 
Made here in the Glenthorne where Jean, Gillian and I first started brewing this idea... 

Where I am?  Well, I had to use a Wax Print to say where I am - A favourite of mine for years!  Simply featuring a beautiful printed leaf and flower design - doing my best to highlight the pattern with machine quilting - and a bit of where I'm going with the addition of some hand stitching.  It seems that these days a little bit of hand work is starting to creep into my pieces! 
Detail of leaf - look carefully for the French knots!

Well - this is my first ever posting on a blog - so feel free to congratulate me!


  1. What a beautiful piece Magie, did you make the fabric yourself and if so how? It is hard to see the hand stitching but I think I can find the pinkish french knots?! Hand stitching can be gorgeous when mixed with machine quilting,it makes a lovely different texture. Does your piece have a name? It's a proud moment posting for the first time on a blog. I know.....little things!

  2. Elaine - thanks! No I didn't make the fabric. It's an African Wax Print - take a look here for more - http://www.africanfabric.co.uk/wax_prints.php I've been using these fabrics many years now! I just love the vibrancy of the colours.

  3. Well done on both counts Magie! I love your quilt!

  4. Stunning piece of fabric Magie and I like how you quilted it! And welcome to Blogland!

  5. Yay, you got it done, and some hand stiching no less. I love the print. Is it an old one, or can I still find it in the market.

  6. I forgot to sign in for my comment this morning, so I'll try it again. Magie, your piece is stunning. I love your colors and your design. I agree about your handwork, too. It makes the piece even more personal.