Wonderful Washington

Just spent 4 days enjoying the art in Washington which is so freely shared without any crowds.  Apart from the many stunning masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art, there were some interesting pieces in the small contemporary Renwick Gallery.

 

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Off on holiday

Travel project prepared and ready to go………..

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Canberra Quilters Exhibition

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On 12 – 13 August I was in Canberra to help my sister celebrate an important birthday. It is a great good fortune that the CQ Exhibition is held on the second weekend in August, so that when I do make the long trek to Canberra to see my sister on her birthday, I also get to see the quilt exhibition (and vice versa).

As usual the display was outstanding with many breath-taking quilts.  I was pleased that the Best of Show title went to a contemporary style quilt. Iggy is quite extraordinary. The winning quilts are on view on the Canberra Quilters website here. I did not take any photos myself, because I forgot to take my camera with me, and my phone (iPhone 2!) is so archaic that the photo quality is not good enough to republish.

My niece did take a picture of me next to…

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Which red?

I have made this wall-hanging for a friend in the UK as a flat warming present.  It is a modern flat and I know she has a new red settee.  But I am not sure which red – so my design includes a few!  The design is based on a hanging which my friend, Meg (ourhousequilts.wordpress.com), recently made.  Hope the foil survives the trip to the UK!

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Fields of Grass

Liz Humphries is a member of the Contemporary Quilt Group in Perth, which I am co-convenor of.  She does some fabulous work and it is so different to what I do.  Inspired by her stitchery talk, I purchased Judy Wilford’s book, Embroidered Landscapes, which she recommended.  I have worked one of the projects in the book, following instructions to the letter and produced this.  I am rather pleased with it!

I even laced the back as instructed.  Now I just have to decide whether to mount and frame it.  By the way, it is tiny – about 14cm square.

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Playday

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I had a ‘play-day’ yesterday with my quilting friends and whilst they dyed fabric in the microwave (producing some wonderful results), I decided to give Inktense pencils a workout.  Good results but whilst using fabric medium, as opposed to water, does stop the bleeding, it does change the feel of the fabric.

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Jordan’s Quilt/Playmat

I had fun making this for friend’s little baby girl, Jordan, born 10 days ago.  A bright eye-spy quilt which will provide wonderful spotting opportunities for her and hopefully form the basis of stories to be told by her parents.

See if you can find her name!

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