Friday, June 17, 2011

solids 15 mins play piece

My favourite solid pieced artwork is Matisse's "The Snail", when I saw it at Tate Modern it was amazing, I had no idea from prints of it, the edges are wavy and colouring in the that he did to complete it give a real texture and it jumps out at you and it is HUGE.

i am now debating whether to square up or leave as a kite shape. It just grew that way so I let it go, the shapes the scraps have made are beautiful. i'm wondering whether i could just keep doing white and solid pieces as i get them and keep adding to each side until it builds up to a quilt size?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pop up buckets

My IKEA find that will be brilliant for keeping little projects tidy. They even have hanging tabs so can keep worktops tidy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

i've been busy preparing lots of hand sewing projects for an upcoming period of convalescence. I have been itching to do the 15 minutes play BOM so got the first one done today 

I really enjoyed it and will definitely make more of this one, now where can i put the instructions so i won't forget them.

my scrappie quilt is basted and ready for hours of hand quilting, I'm going for lots of coloured embroidery thread in bold stitches as my concentration won't be good and colours will really show up well agains the contrasting colours.

...... and i had a tiny bit of "made" fabric left for a little make. I support a friend's charity  (i sponsor a couple of children at school in Malawi where they are also building a new school) but want to do more so I am starting to build a stash of things to sell for them.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Next necklace

I had some lovely beads from an old necklace, i think they are some kind of precious stone. It is just big enough to slip over my head.