Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sampler Quilt Block 1


Tumbling blocks

Here is the first block from my Sampler Quilt class. Tumbling blocks made from diamond shapes using the English Paper Piecing (EPP) method: basting is still in place until the design is appliquéd onto background fabric to complete the block.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Autumn in stitches


Autumn


A small postcard size sample from my Creative Stitches class: tiny fragments of fabric bonded to hand dyed fabric, machine stitched with little blocks of satin stitch, than embellished with hand stitching - straight, seeding and French knots.












Monday, 12 November 2012

Sherbert Flowers - Inspired by Lace

Sherbert Flowers


Lace from Gawthorpe Hall collection 
This is the piece of embroidery I have done for the Inspired by Lace project at Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire. Below it is the fragment of lace which inspired the piece. I took the negative shapes between the lace, enlarged them and cut the shapes out of hand dyed silks and cottons and appliquéd them in an interlocking cluster to cream silk dupion. Each flower is outlined with split stitch and a star stitch sewn at the centre.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Sampler Quilt


Gorgeous new fabrics to make a traditional sampler quilt. My class starts week after next. Every two weeks we make a different block. Watch this space!

Trapunto circles


Trapunto circles created by stitching circles in whipped running stitch on batik fabric, adding texture with straight stitch and seeding and padding the circles from the reverse with wadding. Nice nobbly texture! Reminds me of sea shells.