Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I have been working with GIMP2 again tonight and this is what I came up with.
The photo on the left is what the second one started out as. As you can see you would have no idea from the end result that it was once the photo on the left.
I have added some extra colours and then just manipulated and used the tools in the program until I liked the design.
It is fun to do but I tend to spend to much time on these pieces. I love it.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Link to Bernadine's blog
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I liked doing this but it did take a while to thread the pieces of material through the spaces. I also did a lot of stitching on it to make it quite flat. Margaret did not do so much stitching and hers is more fluffy. I will ask her to bring them along so I can take some pictures. ( I forgot to take the pictures when we were doing them). Margot has left hers with out stitching as yet. She loves it and thinks she will put it into a frame as is.
It is different and there are things that I want to try.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Today I worked a little bit more on my latch hook rug piece. Sewing over the strips was not as hard as I thought it may have been. I was able to do it with a normal needle and some metallic thread. I think I will make a glasses case with this piece.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
The show goes for a week. If you live on the coast. Make time to go over and have a look.
push the boundaries in textile art and
is always looking for new ways of
looking at fibre and how we can involve
fibre in our way of thinking.
We look forward to meeting you at the
“old bakery” shop opposite IGA from
15th to 21st March, 10am-4pm
KOLORA MAGIC EXHIBITION
20 MAIN STREET
PALMWOODS (opposite IGA)
Gold Coin donation entry.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I have been trying to do without a dryer as ours cracked up a few months ago but today went over and brought one. We got a Heller. I did not know the brand but takes a 5k load and with the extra warranty has a 6 years warranty. For $334 we thought it was a great deal. It is drying much better then the other one and hardly any creased in the clothes. It turns one way for 10 minutes. and the changes to the other to avoid tangles. It is censored so if the cloths dry before the setting it stops to save electricity.
So far very happy with it.
I have made some painted pieces that can be framed and hoping to do some work on my Seminole later tonight if I can get all my commitments done early.
These are hand painted fabric. I then painted with Lumiere paints and some strips of Christmas decorations. Organza over top and then hit with the heat gun.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday my husband and I went to Brisbane to her home and I stayed till Tuesday.
Monday off we go to the Pine Rivers Gallery where there is a showing of Margaret Barnett Shibori. What wonderful use of colour and mixed media ideas. I hope you Brisbane girls can get along and see it. This is two of the pieces that I loved.
Home we go after doing over a couple of fabric shops to do some serous sewing. Margot decided to clean her studio up as I worked. She said she like to do it when I was there as it was boring other wise. I made a few small bags then settled in to make a bag that will be my next pattern. She loved the bag so now it has a new home.
I then finished off my thread bags. I love these bags so easy to ware and can be used for day or night ware.
Tuesday to Jelly Rolls at our friend Lyn's home in Moryafield. It was great to catch up with the girls. Eleven of us met once a month and at present we are working on a charity quilt. Late in the afternoon we headed home to my place.
My husband had gone deep sea fishing so we continued to sew until 2.00am (same as we did at Margot's home on Sunday and Monday nights)
I finished one of the four pieces I am working on for the Palmwoods Art Show.
Fungi is the theme for this piece. I still do not know what to call it. Any ideas?
Up and into Sun Painting today. Lucky we had a morning of sun so we got quite a lot done. Here are a few of the pieces. She had never dyed/painted fabric before and just love it.
Down to visited the local quilting group in Mooloolah after lunch. We had a free day at Mounting Quilters and as we are no longer on committee decided to take the opportunity to visit this group.
Home again where we then put some finishing touches to some of the items we are making. It was then after five and she had to head back to Brisbane to her husband.
What a great way to spend a few day. Next Monday she will be back to go to the opening of the Art Show in Palmwoods. I have another friend staying over that night and we are planning on doing a new technique with some latch hook and fabric.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
For traditional bindings I always go back to this 3 part Sharon Schamber tutorial on You Tube
Click below for the full tuturol
Eiloren: Quilt Binding, Edging and other finishes
Thursday, March 4, 2010
You would know Sue for her English paper piecing, needle turn applique, embroidery and fine hand quilting as will as wonderful designs and Block of the Month.
Here Sue is with our host Colleen.
Colleen and Lindsey do a wonderful job with the meals and the gardens. Of course it was raining but so lovely to watch the rain fall on the gardens.
Sue has a new product a SewLine Glue Pen
Tutorial for Glue Pen
Click here for the remainder of the tutorial:
We just had our son in law call in on a quick visit. He flew down from Townsville to help his brother pack up and drive one car back. They are moving back to Townsville. They leave at 6.00am in the morning. I am hoping the rain eases for them. We were so happy to see him.
Yesterday I made a piece of gold and silver to make badges for our upcoming quilt show. Well it is one suggestion. Someone else may have a better idea and the club could go with it.
Our theme is Silver Threads Among the Gold as it is our 25th year celebrations.
I also made a bag to donate to the club for our bag and cushion give a way. We ask for 10 bags and 10 cushions. We put boxes on the table with the number of the bag/cushion. People pay $2.00 for 10 tickets and they put the tickets into boxes of the ones they like. We draw at the end of the weekend and the lucky winner get the bag/cushion.
The maker of the bag and cushion with the most entries gets a cash prize
I then made a cord and a piece to make another bag using the same principle as above.
Until next time