Thursday, 23 June 2016

Out and About

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One of the perks of travelling around the country to give talks and workshops is that I get to visit some fantastic places. Sometimes time restraints don't allow me the chance to do any sightseeing but this week I did get to spend a bit of time in the market town of Shewsbury which is cram packed with 15th and 16th Century architecture.

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It is definitely a place that I would like to spend a bit more time in.

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After a talk to Shropshire Quilters, the following day I taught a workshop for them at Castle Court Quilter situated opposite Whittington Castle.

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The workshop was Strippy Landscapes and here are the results.

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Very often it is the first time that the students have attempted anything "arty". It is always a thrill to see the results.

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Art Quilting Studio magazine


It is always a thrill to see one's work in print.
Especially in a magazine such as Stampington's Art Quilting Studio.


I realise that I haven't blogged about these pieces but they have appeared at a few venues.

Here is a pic grabbed from @deborahohare Instagram feed taken a year ago!
My comment "still figuring out how to photograph this long piece"


Maybe that is why it didn't get blogged!

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Friday, 10 June 2016

fabric friday


Yep! It's that day again already! Fabric Friday!
Have a good weekend. Let's hope we all find the time for some creativity!


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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Do you...

... follow Quilt Inspiration?

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I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago to see that they had included my Beach Huts tutorial as part of their House Quilts free pattern line up. There is always a lot of quilty eye candy on show and is well worth a look.

Thought it might be a good time to remind you of it, and while doing so I have made it easier (for myself :) by adding the template pattern for the huts as a free download on Craftsy here.

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The tutorial can be found in two parts here and here.


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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

How long...

...does it take to finish an art quilt?

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By checking back on this blog and on Instagram I can see that I began this one in January!

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So I have already been working on it for five months, which doesn't sound great.

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Admittedly I have put it aside to work on other things. I think that is a wise thing to do from time to time. Taking a break can help. Ideas stew in the brain and any issues get sorted, sometimes without even consciously thinking about them.

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I thought I had almost finished this piece but as soon as I went back to it I knew what else needed to be done. I am hoping to reach the end point very soon though.
How long does it take you to finish a piece? :D

Thanks for reading!

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