May 31, 2011
Unpacked from attending a workshop by Jan Clark during the NCEATA retreat at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley region, here are a few samples to show you.
Acrylic paints (Jo Sonja’s were the ones I used) to capture the colours of my choice. My theme was based on the beautiful flower from a ground cover I discovered at my retreat home base – as can be seen on my earlier post.
Time will tell, how these pieces are incorporated into an art quilt for the wall.
May 11, 2011
This quilt for the wall was a creation based upon what I learnt from Gloria Loughman, and then embellished in my own way.
Quiltcamp at Kurrajong was a 3-day sojourn where I attended Gloria’s “Lighting the landscape” class. My piece is based on a photograph taken during the Ridgetop Tour at Arkaroola in South Australia.
After placing tiles onto the background, fabric pieces were carefully chosen to depict light and shade of the mountain ranges. The grass tree was a combination of fused fabric and thread work (machine stitches) to depict the leaves. Hard to see in this photo is the head of the grass tree with its multi-coloured beads, stitched one bead at a time for durability.
This was such a feast, a whole quilt to play around with intense colour.
May 2, 2011
The change of season is changing the shape of a tree by our front gate. This very old tree is embedded on the footpath verge and I love its shade on hot summer days. Now winter brings its shedding and soon its skeleton will only be visible.
At Australian Quilt Convention I purchased a bunch of stencil templates including a favourite of mine – tree theme. Using molding paste and fabric I created this small piece as an experiment.
Now I am wondering what do I do with it?? Any suggestions are welcome. Perhaps this could be a collaborative piece…..so come on – show how brave you are and offer some helpful advice.