Category Archives: textiles

CQ Journal quilts 2017

Last 11″ X 11″ CQ Journal quilt of the second quarter. Year’s theme ‘Text’, quarter’s method – stitch. June is hand stitched in threads which contrast the text and background.

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Light and Dark

Cwilt Cymru, with whom I exhibit, are going to be at the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre in June. Our work will be smaller pieces than usual, (we are exhibiting there again  in 2019 with work that has been more … Continue reading

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CQ Journal Quilts – second quarter in progress

This quarter’s focus is on using stitch to apply text to fabric. April’s 11″ x 11″ journal quilt has the word free-motion machine-quilted. I am sticking to a blue and white colour way throughout the year. The stitching followed circular … Continue reading

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Experimenting 

I love water soluble printing ink. It is fragile, yes, but you can do a lot with that fragility, working in to areas to change the textures, and to move the colour around to lighten and darken. I like to … Continue reading

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a tiny tutorial 

I am in this month’s Pretty Patches magazine – an interview by the lovely Janet Ravenscroft.  At one point it was thought that a ‘How To’ might be included, but that didn’t happen so as it was prepped, I thought … Continue reading

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Pattern

I belong to the Sketchbooks and Experiments for Textiles Facebook group and enjoy joining in with their regular challenges to post a daily image of current work. I combined the February challenge with getting on with the previously mentioned NWCQ … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Sketchbook Sketchbook

Waiting for a studio refit amongst other goings-on so in a bit of pickle space and equipment wise.  Luckily, a sketchbook takes up no space at all. Pattern is the North-West CQ group theme for 2016 and Judy Fairless gave us … Continue reading

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