I seem to have been very busy but I don't have much to show you as I have been working towards a challenge and the reveal isn't until next Friday so I have to contain myself. However, following on from my last post I have made one of the stained glass window quilts for the 2012 Olympics competitors.
The quilt is A3 size and has lots of scraps of fabric of all sorts of texture in it to suggest the different qualities of light.
The reverse of the quilt is the cross of St George, the English flag, although it's a little bit skew. I just need to attach a label and hopefully make another before the December deadline.
I can show you just a little taster of the project I have been working on for the International Quilt Challenge Group.
Some time ago my friend's elderly aunt passed away and when her house was cleared a part completed hexagon quilt with pieces of fabric was found with all its accompanying papers. The quilt has now been completed and I was able to photograph it.
Isn't it a beautiful quilt? Hopefully you will be able to click and zoom to see the fabrics that have been used. Some of the fabrics are thought to be almost 100 years old and dates on the papers go back to 1915. The papers were parts of letters and envelopes and some printed material. I felt privileged to be able to look closely at and not least, handle such an old quilt and to examine these fabrics up close. It is wonderful to see vintage quilts at the Quilt Museum but even more amazing to be able to handle a quilt that has survived a 100 years.
Finally, I'll leave you with a piccy of a gangster who found his way into my house this week ;-)
Al Capone, eat your heart out! LOL
Have a great week!