Monthly Archives: November 2015
This week I’ve gone a bit mad with the fabric paint and printing ink, when I was colouring my latest piece for the 15×15 group. I can’t show that piece here until after the group reveal at the end of the month ….. but …… I used up the paints left on my palette on my drop cloth, and now I think that it’s probably come out better than the actual piece. It certainly has some potential.
Isn’t that always the way, you start out working on something and you do something accidentally that turns out beautifully! Oh well, perhaps I’ll fall in love with the original once it’s had the heavy hand stitching that I’m planning (but you know what they say about the best laid plans – watch this space).
I’m feeling that I have not been as dutiful in updating as I should have been. I have an excuse though – I’ve been away in Maastricht for the quilt expo held there, at which the 15×15 group had a stand, where we all contributed 8 quilts. Our display was really great, and it was surprising how different the quilts looked in ‘real life’, having only seen them previously on line. Many people stopped to take photos and to chat, and some even wanted to know if they could join our group or a similar one. Since the membership is currently closed, the best we could do was to point them at the internet. A number of the group were at the show and for some it was the first time we have met each other in person, so it was nice to get to know one another a little better. The slightly wonky photos below show Margaret’s and my section of the display.
The town of Maastricht itself was a delight, and I can thoroughly recommend it as a place to visit. It has narrow cobbled streets, old buildings and churches, a wealth of bars and restaurants, modern and up-market shops (nice for window shopping), and some lovely parks and open spaces. the beautiful weather helped too!
Now to knuckle down and get busy with the stitching jobs which are piling up – onwards and upwards!!!