Monday, February 27, 2012

I am so pleased!

If you came over from Nat's blog I am really pleased to meet you!

Say hello!

Today I thought I might share a bit about myself:
 A few years ago I had a quilt selected by jury to be exhibited at the Tokyo Quilt Show.
What an experience!
It really ignited my interest in all things Japanese in particular their textiles.
I started collecting…..
Two years later my quilts were again juried into the Exhibition and remarkably a quilt was selected for the “Wa” section. This is for quilts of Japanese themes or fabrics. I was astounded!

For some time I have been working with these old (and not so old) fabrics from kimonos and futon covers. I unpick them, gently pulling out some one else’s stitching.
I wash them, sometimes after a good long soak, and hang them out in the sunshine.

I day dream about patterns and quilts while I’m ironing them.

Making a quilt from the fabric can be quite difficult. I have a limited colour range and different textures. Once I have started a quilt I like to always finish it though this is slow sometimes. As I am working away I get disillusioned with my abilities and decide it’s time to try something else.

But then I get close to finishing: hemming the binding and I feel the almost completed quilt …..
And I am on to planning the next one

ps. this is my 'trip around the world'

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Everyone's invited!

 These are some of my quilts stacked up ready to go.....

 The group I belong to is having their biennial exhibition
And I am inviting 

Thursday, February 16, 2012


 My Valentine picked these from our garden on Tuesday.

 I love yellow roses!

 Now I am inspired to do something QUICK in yellow!

 Here is something I did earlier. 
I was going to do a post on pin cushions but I don't really have enough.
not yet....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Say nothing

My mother used to say:
"When you have nothing to say,
Say nothing"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Red and white

 More of my red and white.
This is a "doll's" quilt
hand pieced and hand quilted

and a miniature applique.

You can also load "quilts of Infinite Variety" onto an ipad.
Wish I had one.....