Thursday, November 18, 2021

Ah…log cabin

Is it just me or has this blogging business got more complicated?
Or less complicated?

Has anyone noticed differences I should know about?

I have kept myself busy making a log cabin quilt. 
I saw one draped across the foot of the bed in a popular TV show that inspired me. The block placement looked quite random. Got carried away and did another one!

A large proportion of the fabric and thread were "donations" (and these are both BIG quilts)

I have hand quilted them with Wonderfil Spaghetti thread.  

It is lovely thread somewhere between the thick Perle thread favoured by some and quilting thread. It is mercerised so pulls through nicely.

 You can see one my favourite log cabin quilts back here
It has been comforting to have stitching to fall back on when so many around you seem to be 
struggling or losing their commonsense. 
Cheers for now. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Now we are out on the loose in time for Spring and everything seems rosy. 
I have kept busy drawing and stitching. As they said back at the beginning us quilters have spent our lives training for this. 
So here I am. It feels like I have to learn how to do this all over again. What have I missed?

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Getting ready

 This week I delivered a couple of pieces for a group show.
It is very exciting to hang yourself out there for the public see.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Lots of triangles

It seems that I have been working a lot with triangles lately. 
Someone (let’s not called her a friend) said to me a while ago 
“Ah Maria you should move on from triangles”
Not just yet as you can see. Obviously.

But really, what else is there?

Yeah, well I was thinking of a log cabin or two, never curves though.

Not willingly. Not at the moment anyway.

Stay tuned for more triangles though. I’m not done.

BTW blogging form my iPad: couldn’t do that before but why is it double spacing the lines now but wouldn’t do it up the top and I can’t work out how to centre the writing....

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

the blues

Well there has just been so much going on hasn't there?

If you are reading this I hope you are safe and well.
I have only  needed to be tested for COVID-19 once and the strict isolation didn't last long.
I have had to stop my giving my classes since March and am not able to restart yet. 
Amazing how some of us have learnt how to embrace new technologies so well.

This is my main project completed for the pandemic so far and I love it.
Don't you just love solids.

Not to mention about 100 masks....

The last couple of days we are down to zero new Covid cases in Victoria 
and soon I will be able to see my sons. 
What a miracle of forbearance, patience and community spirit we have witnessed here in Victoria!


Monday, March 30, 2020

Artist In Residence

I saw someone on Social Media pose the question:
"How will you describe your Covid-19 experience?"

Artist in Residence

that's me, for an indeterminate period at this stage.
An open contract...
Here's hoping that will sum it up.

Here's where I'm at with the quilt I have commenced.
I have started to plan for the backing...
who knows how long I've got in seclusion?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Now, where were we?

toilet paper √
canned goods √
pasta √

Were you prepared for this s***storm?
Luckily I did a bit of stocking up in January when things were on sale.
Not hoarding.

 As you can see I've cut loads of half-square triangles,
joined them up and trimmed them.

 And then I've checked my measurements and cut the same number of squares (3")
I am getting on with this.
It helps.