Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
I'm stitching fish eyes on the small piece I started at Geelong Fibre Forum last year. I want to do some stitching around the canoe too. It was hard to take photos of this, with the flash the colours are too bright and without the flash the colours are very dull!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Two more little quilts/pictures - this time of my two daughters when they were babies. So long ago but it only seems like yesterday! Now they are grown up and one of them has two daughters of her own! These little pictures are only small, approx. 7 x 8 inches. I always thought I might put them on the covers of photo albums but that has never happened!
Monday, June 6, 2011
After a windy, wet and grey day yesterday there was lots of interesting bits and pieces on the beach this morning. Beautiful seaweed, colourful rope and lovely markings in the sand. (Click on photo for close-up.)
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Jude posted beautiful photos of her grandmothers dress and her grandmother. They reminded me of a series of quilts I made many years ago based on old photos of my grandmother. What is it about the old photographs compared to photographs taken today? Is it because they are black and white, or does the distance of time make them more intriguing? Over the next few days I will post a photo and the small quilt I made from it. I had such fun doing these and actually taught this as a class for many years.
This quilt was all done by machine except for hand quilting on the background. I used Vliesofix to adhere all the shapes and Pigma pens to draw the face. Old doilies were cut up to make the inner border. These were all tea dyed. The quilt is approx. 18" x 20".
My grandmother was a very independent woman who lived to 98 years living in her own home.