Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Week 6 Weekly Art Project 2017

I have decided to do another piece depicting the Palm Tree photograph from last week.  I have slightly changed the piecing and the colour.

cheers Rebecca

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Week 5 Weekly Art Project 2017

Wow I had to make time to get to the Week 5 Art Project I found my inspiration last week and took photographs but have been trying to finish a textile assignment and could only finish the Project today.  Here is my inspiration a type of Palm Tree I saw in a park in West Brisbane.

I have decided for Weeks 5 to 8 to do 8 in by 8 in pieces still working on my tree inspiration.
The fabric in my work is my hand dyed and patterned and I have free hand cut the pieces (no paper piecing).

cheers Rebecca

Monday, February 6, 2017

A Year of Stitches 2017

I am also participating in the "A Year of Stitches 2017".  I have been posting my photographs of each week's progress on Instagram but thought I would show you now and then what I am doing.  I am using Ironbark Arts(Ali George and I) Handdyed and patterned fabric in turquoise with a light harem cloth behind.  I decided I wanted mine to be a Stitch Library and so I started with whipped running stitch in Week 1 followed by Arrow Stitch and Feather Stitch (Week 3) and Blanket Stitch (Week 4).

For Week 5 (days 29 to 35) I have done crossed chain stitch see below:

I am finding this fun and just do a row a night which fits in for me.  I have been doing a University Textile Assignment and am a little behind on my Weekly Art Challenge so blog post coming shortly.

take care

Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 4 Weekly Art Project 2017

This week(Week 4 for me) I was inspired by a tree in my Mum and Stepfather's forest garden.

 I liked the thick trunk on the tree.

I made a sketch of the outline of the tree and freehand cut the pieces for the little quilt.

The fabric used is one of Ironbark Arts hand dyed and patterned fabric(Ali and I) and I decided to machine piece and hand stitch the work.  The piece is 9in by 12 inches.

 cheers Rebecca

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekly Art Project 2017 Week 3

I have finished Week 3 Art Project kindly organised by Brenda Gael Smith and I again based mine on trees.  I used Ironbark Arts (Ali George and my hand dyed and hand printed art fabrics) in the piece which is again 9 inches by 12 inches and I used hand stitching.

Here is my inspiration photo taken whilst I was walking the dog around the Lake near my house.

I machine pieced the small quilt and took a more abstract approach.

Ironbark r

On to next week now.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 Finish A Long

Hi I have decided to join the 2017 Finish A Long.

My two part finished quilts are a rail fence I have cut out of a single piece of my hand dyed material.

The second is a partial quilt top I made some time ago in a Nancy Crow workshop in New Zealand.

I am rushing to get these two quilts entered I will return and try to do the blog button.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekly Art Project 2017 Week 2

Well I managed to make my Week 2 Project.  It is based on the shape of a bottlebrush tree in our front yard.

I used my hand dyed patterned fabric and free cut and machine pieced.  It took me a while to decide how to quilt the piece but in the end I decided to do free form quilting.  The size is 9 inches by 12inches.

I am writing in my sketchbook my learnings from this Project. One point I have made so far is that the size is probably a little big to maintain on a weekly basis and I will review this aspect after Week 4.