Friday, 19 December 2014

fabric friday

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You might have been expecting something a bit more festive for the last Friday before Christmas but this is destined to be turned into a gift!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Simple Stylized Landscape IV

Here is the last of these mini landscapes, looking a bit wonky!

Seen from this angle you can see that it is not so bad :D

When cropped it looks even better!

...and a close up of the detail.

Here is a neat and tidy mosaic of all four pieces.

...and this is how they actually look.

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Simple Stylized Landscape III

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

I do like these little landscapes but have to say that as I am posting them I am seeing the faults in them.

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

That is okay though. As we do we learn and they were fun to make.
I know that some people look at all the straight line stitching in horror but I actually find it theraputic, almost zen like once I get into the rhythm :D

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

A couple of years ago at Festival of Quilts a woman came up to take a look at this piece and turned to me and said "Don't you get bored doing that?" My answer was "No!"

One more of these to come.

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Friday, 5 December 2014


Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

This piece of fabric reflects how I am feeling today. Gloomy and out of kilter.

I want to bring to your attention the new changes in Digital VAT that comes into force on the 1st Jan 2015.

I am arriving late to the party as I only became aware of it this week, but it will effect me as I sell my patterns digitally online. It will also effect anyone that likes to buy digitally because prices will rise to cover the costs involved.

The complicated read can be found here.
However this post describes it all very well.

It impacts on anyone selling digital products to anyone in the E.U.

This has ramifications for a huge number of small micro businesses, some of whom have already decided to stop trading (see this post over at Lily's Quilts) until things become clearer or changed.

Please take the time to sign this petition if you are in the UK. It only needs a couple of hundred more signatures to to reach the 10,000 mark (make that 100,000) which means they will have to debate one aspect of it in parliament.

If you have taken the time to read this, thank you.

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Simple Stylized Landscape II

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Here is another mini landscape using a piece of sunset fabric.

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Lots of straight line stitching/quilting.

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I used a piece of synthetic fabric for contrast although it is difficult to see in the photo.

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