Friday, September 22, 2006

I have just finished a quilt for my son to take off to university with him on Sunday - he is very interested in music (hence the theme for the quilt) although he is going to be studying Theology at Uni.

Now I can get on with some of my other creative activities including finishing the first module for the Level 3 Embroidery which I have had since June. I did have high hopes of completing it during the summer but I was frankly too lazy. Now I'm back to work and the boys are back to school/Uni I have the time to get on with it.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have recently completed the Level 2 City and Guilds course in Creative Hand Embroidery - this was done at a local centre and was really fun to do. It was a lot of hard work with many new tasks to be completed each week but I made some new friends and learnt a lot of new things along the way. At the end of the course we had to submit 10 experimental samples and 2 projects for assessment accompanied by lots of paperwork. So here are the photos of my 2 projects -

The first was a wall hanging based on my mothers garden - this was mainly done using the sewing machine.

The second project was a backpack that could be converted into a shoulder bag - all of the stitching on the panel was done by hand.

I must be completely mad because I have now started doing Level 3 by Distance Learning - will post some of my work as I complete it in the next few weeks and months.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Hi and welcome to my blog - my space to say and display my thoughts and my creations. You are welcome to enjoy and be inspired by the pictures that you see here but please remember that these are my quilts and are protected by copyright.

First a couple of quilts I designed and displayed at the Festival of Quilts lastyear (2005) - the first one was created using the Quilters Guild challenge fabric and was inspired initially by a quilt my husband and I saw in America at Easter in the Quilters Heritage Celebration in Lancaster PA.

The second quilt based on a digital picture I took of Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, printed onto cotton fabric and embellished with beads and needle lace.