It seems like a long time since I last blogged. Our Indian adventure was crazy, brilliant, but more of that in another post, including some wedding pictures!
I've recovered from an injured foot and a bug caught somewhere between Udaipur and home and am busy sorting out forthcoming workshops; dyeing up lots of yarn for the thread basket; enjoying the warmth of the sun and the garden is calling for a jolly good tidy up.
There are many projects I have in mind, but not yet!
Dust Sheet - a Journal Quilt made two years ago
background rusted fabric, left over hexagons with papers, roughly quilted,
splattered and painted with acrylic paint and gesso
referencing the fate of old quilts in garages/sheds
There is an unfinished small hexagon quilt, which is where the left over hexagons came from.
It appears then vanishes again. I found it searching for something else.
c.1990 when the internet was but a baby; patchwork shops were few and far between
and I was a beginner. Strawberry Fayre would, on receipt of two 1st class stamps, send
samples of tiny sprigged fabric, mainly from USA.
My templates were made from the paper list of goodies and Country Living Magazine.
The sample squares were small and just covered the 2cm templates.
section of hexagon quilt top from the back,some paper templates still in situ,
love the texture of the fabric that had been folded over templates
I've wandered down several paths since I made this little quilt top. It should be finished.
The question is how. Traditional? Paint it? Print over it?
The quilt top and I will have several conversations over the coming weeks.