CQ JQ August and September

Georgina Newson August

August’s 8″ x 8″ JG depicts the journey from our home in the middle of nowhere to our holiday rental in the middle of nowhere!  Keeping to the theme of time, it depicts the benevolent fracture in time that holidays are.  It is more simple than the other quilts in the series, analogous to the quietude of a break from normal life. It is simply velvet, bisected by a hand-dyed cotton and echo quilted.

Georgina Newson September

September’s JQ depicts the super moon of this month.  It references the importance of the moon to our way of measuring time, and also harks back to a time in my own life when I was very intrigued by the cycle of the moon and how it echoed my menstrual cycle, the births of my children and, very intriguingly and markedly, the behaviour of children at the EBD school in which my husband worked.

The quilt is constructed of pieced velvet which has been stencilled and discharged, and then a ‘moon’ made up of three layers has been inserted.  The moon’s layers are; Gelli-printed cotton, lightweight Lutradur, and a Lutradur-like synthetic with gold flecks in it,  whose fibres I am not sure of, but it does not melt back so when, after some free-motion stitching, I applied heat, the ‘craters’ formed in the middle layer but not the top layer.  I then sprayed some Brusho colours onto the top layer.  Shame I don’t know what the top fibre is as I love the subtle effect.

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CQ Journal quilts for June and July

Georgina Newson JuneGeorgina Newson July

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True Creativity

Me and my utterly beautiful Binky in 1985

Hannah 6 days old 2

Binky and her utterly beautiful Reuben born June 8 2014

Reuben 8 days

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A Handbag?!!

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I used a piece of pink velvet that I considered to be “Meh” and two different silks that I considered to be “Yum”.  I made the velvet yummy by printing, stencilling and applying some lengths of gorgeous Colinette yarns.  The handbag is my current favourite style, built around a tubular metal frame.  It has just two pockets – one for phone, one for camera – and is capacious.  I am trying to keep the contents minimal….ha!!

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May CQ Journal Quilt

Georgina Newson May

A May we will never forget.

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CQ Journal Quilts: January, February, March, and April

Georgina Newson January

Georgina Newson February

Georgina Newson March

Georgina Newson April

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Done, (I hope)

Unless I get feedback asking for tweaks, I have finished my C&G Level 3 certificate. The External Verifier only comes once a year so when I heard that the deadline was Friday, I just had to get everything done rather than wait another year.  I have completed the work in 18 months, (you are allowed four years!) so I have been going it a bit.  My poor garden, (or rather poor DH because he has worked very hard by himself to keep it in order!) my poor house, friends and family.  I am back in the room y’all!!

So, over the past months, I have filled even more sketchbooks, prepared portfolios on five elements of design, stitched dozens and dozens of samples and made five items to demonstrate a range of skills in design,, piecing, and, appliqué.  Image




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