Sunday, 26 August 2007

thanks guys, 'crazy' photos, semi-decent feather

Thanks to everyone who sent me ideas for using up some of my scraps of fabric. I will definitely be using some of your suggestions. Quilters are a great bunch of people, don't you think?

A couple of people suggested doing some crazy patchwork by machine. Sounds like a good idea to me. I've done some a few years ago after going to a class with Judith Baker Montano so I thought I'd show you some photos. The embroidery and embellishment is all done by hand. I really love the look of it, but it takes so long to do LOL. I don't do much handwork nowadays. The first piece is about 18" square.

The next two pieces are to make a pincushion and a needle book. They've been UFO's for a few years so I might even finish them soon (maybe - don't want to do anything too rash).

This last photo is of some quilting I did today. It's a poor feather, but they are at least getting rounder. I did a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch (near the ditch, anyway) on this red and cream quilt and I can hardly see it! I think I may have to have a ditch-less studio. Haven't decided what to do in the cream bits yet, I'll think about it tomorrow...


Bernadette said...

Hi Cat,
your SID is going well if you can't see it! And I know it's a pain in the backside and slow but your quilts will sit lovely and flat if you SID them. Also your feathers are coming along nicely. Well done.

Laren said...


I'm not usually a big fan of crazy patch, but I love your pastel pieces, they look great.