Art Quilt – Birds

Art Quilt – Birds

This is the second quilt I made over the winter months, most of it sewn by hand. My sewing machines are all kept in my small sewing-room/box-room, and really its just far too cold at the moment to sit through there, so here I am hand-sewing because its warmer through here! Again this design was inspired by the designs in the new book I bought, ‘Stitched Textiles: Birds’, by Rachel Sumner. In this one I applied my own design, using appliqué techniques, and various hand-stitching. I had been attracted to the book by…continue reading →
Art Quilts

Art Quilts

Girl in Blue Dress & Thai Print The Girl in the Blue Dress is an old painting and was laid away, collecting dust for many years, I recently came across her again and decided to spruce her up a bit. She is an image I have painted several times, there is something about her that I like to try to capture. She has become to me the Girl in the Blue Dress. Her portrait I keep in a folder and by now she must be all grown up with perhaps family of her…continue reading →
Art Quilt – African

Art Quilt – African

African Art Quilt This is another older piece of artwork rescued and turned into an art quilt. The image is based totally on an artwork I admired, (original by Tony Hudson). This one was first done during an experiment with fabric crayons, but they really didn't give me the strength of colour I wanted, so it was abandoned and laid away (for a rainy day)...or in this case, a particularly dry spell when my painting isn't flowing! So I went over the painting with acrylics to strengthen the colours, then just enjoyed finding…continue reading →
Girl with Cat

Girl with Cat

This art quilt is based on a painting by Franz Marc. The painting was done a few years back, and I had decorated the borders with fabric intending to insert it into a frame. It was left lying in storage and recently finding it again, I decided to give it a revamp and turn it into an art quilt, breathing new life into it. This is the third time I have painted 'Girl with Cat,' there's something in it that attracts me back to it time and again, I'm sure I will paint…continue reading →
More Art Quilts

More Art Quilts

This quilt uses pieces of embroidery I did years ago, which then lay idle in a folder I hadn't opened for years. Its fun to look out for colourful scraps of fabric from charity shops and carboot sales. The central motif for this quilt was found in a charity shop. I was also lucky in picking up a book of fabric 'sample' squares from a fabric shop. I don't have the skills or patience to do traditional or complicated quilts, so these small art quilts are fun to do and for now have…continue reading →
Art Quilts

Art Quilts

Art Quilts I took a fancy to making a small 'art quilt', and spent a week raking through a huge bag of scrap materials I keep. I hate sewing and therefore admire all those folk who love to sew and the skills they have to make clothes, quilts, etc. This one took me a week and is only my second quilt, the first one I made was way back pre-2005, so its took me a while to get around to making another! The Tree Frog (below) is a painting I did, but the…continue reading →