Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ineke Berlyn Workshop

I took Ineke Berlyn's workshop "Sheer Landscapes" at the weekend course, which I really enjoyed. Ended up with 2 finished pieces from the workshop.

Last weekend I went up to An Grianan for the bi-annual Irish Patchwork Society weekend.
The workshop involved working making a sheer landscape using organza, sheers, cotton fabrics etc. bonded to a sheer organza background. Ineke brought clear A4 display frames with her (available from stationary shops) which were a really good idea to frame textile pieces, especially sheer ones where they would be enhanced by the light passing through.

This photo shows the finished pieces from the workshops:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is a small quilt that I finished before Christmas. I bought the pattern off the Oh Fransson website.

I have all the pieces cut out to make the small quilt in a larger size for myself, so one of the days I'll hopefully get around to finishing it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Graz Graffiti Quilt

I've been doing a online City & Guilds course with the Kemshalls for the past few years. Thought I'd be finished the course in 6 months to a year, but it's taken me much longer thanks to my dilly-dallying and doing absolutely nothing on it for months.
Anyways, I finally got myself motivated to finish Module 9 a few weeks ago - went for the contemporary wall-hanging option.
I went to Graz about 1 1/2 years ago for a friends wedding and was fascinated by all the stencil graffiti there. The graffiti wasn't done on any of the monuments, old buildings - mostly found on side streets, walls down laneways etc. Tooks loads of photos of the stencil graffiti and have wanted to make a quilt based it since, but couldnt decide what to do until a few months ago.
So finally finished the quilt about a week ago - it had to be applique based for the course otherwise I would have done a painted version.

I've even started my final piece for Module 10 - it's going to be a wonky log-cabin style wall-hanging.