Friday, 20 April 2012

Journal Quilts

Hello everyone,

Hope you've had a great week. Carolyn and I caught up after the Easter break by going on a training day for Cornwall Memory Cafe Network. This is a service which aims to improve health and well-being through creativity for people with Alzheimer's disease. It was a very interest morning and something that we feel we can contribute to, we'll keep you posted.

In the meantime I have finally up-loaded my last two journal quilts for shades of red onto the Quilters Guild site and thought you may like to see them.

March and April are 'Red Sky at Night' 3 & 4
These two pieces have a more restful feel , depicting an evening sky, and happier shepherds.
The first quilt was finished, but it needed something, so I cut it up, re-arranged it and separated the pieces with dark gentle lines showing the onset of a dark sky.

Shepherds Delight

I used hand dyed fabric, free hand-cut pieceing with free machine quilting and seed stitching. The Church below was painted with acrylic paint and a hand made stencil. Again I cut this quilt up and re-arranged it.

Sunset Over Church

This is a hand stitched sketch book I made and worked in for the Red Sky series.

The cover is made of woven fabric paper, with free machine quilting, hand stitched embellishment, silk tops, chiffon distressed with a heat gun and beading.

A few images from the inside.

Thanks for looking, see you again soon


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