Saturday, January 24, 2015


I just (!) downloaded photos from my trip with my daughter to Hawaii in November.  We just love Hawaii and always have a fabulous time.  Below are a few photos.

View from our room in Waikiki.  Love the blue ocean!!

Sunset in Honolulu.

Sunset from our room - love the subtle colours.  I find these so inspiring when dyeing fabric and threads.

cheers Rebecca

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fabric Printing 1

Lynn Krawczyk has a great idea for 2015 to do 52 screen printed squares as a year long weekly art practice.  I thought I would tag along and do a series of printed fabric squares also.  I really enjoy printing and think it will be lots of fun.  My first printed square is below.  I just went for a simple design.

I used a Gocco screen I made from one of my drawings.
cheers Rebecca

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year

Happy New Year!  I am hoping to do more blogging in 2015.  Going to the Quilt Symposium in New Zealand next week should be great.   It will be a great opportunity to catch up with my New Zealand friends and see some fabulous quilts in the Exhibitions.  I am doing two classes too.  More on my return.

I finished these postcards before Christmas.  I hand painted the card and added hand stitching.  We have swans down on the Lake near where I live.

All the best in 2015.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flower Fabric Postcards

Recently finished some fabric postcards to send over the Tasman and one posted to my Mum.  I used my indigo dyed fabric, hand painted background for flower and free machine embroidery.

Been thinking about a circle quilt or mini quilt with circles using our hand dyes still at the design phase.
take care Rebecca

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fabric Collage 7 and Dyed Fabric

I have been a little sick with sinus and chest infection but I am managing to do some more of my Fabric Collages - here is Number 7.  I had fun using bougainvillea petals sandwich between bonding agent and transparent chiffon.  The fabric I used is hand dyed and the other piece painted with salt used to pattern.  I did the collage in about 35 minutes once I figured out how to capture the petals. It is hot here in Brisbane so that was my inspiration!

Today given the lovely hot sunny weather I dyed some fabric as the base for hand printing layers for Aliquilts Fabric - my favourite colours first shown fluttering in the breeze, with reds and violet fabrics batching tonight.

till next time Rebecca

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Library Project - Finished Project

Way back I committed to Adrienne's library project.  Well I finally finished my first selected quilt.

The pattern is from the book "3Times the Charm Book Two".  I used 5 in squares I received in a Charm Square Swap organised by Kelly Elliot (Brisbane).

Very cheery I have a lovely square wooden table on my Alfresco and this will look great for brunch party.

cheers Rebecca

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Collage Challenge

I decided to belatedly follow Stephanie Levy's 100 days of Collage challenge.  I decided that I would do predominately fabric collage.  Gwen Marston and Jette Clover ("Small Notes" book) have both undertaken small studies and I was inspired by them.  I decided to make mine 8inches by 10 inches and to take around 30 minutes to 45 minutes on each one.  I don't know that I will make one every day but here are my first two using hand dyed and in some cases hand printed fabric from Aliquilts.
I will show you my first two below and update with some others as I keep going!!!

 This is the first one I made yesterday.  To get me going I used a postage stamp from a friend in New Zealand inspired by Jette's work.
This is today's and I used an old Australian stamp on "Peace" as a focus from my mother's old stamp album.

I am doing the exercise to get my creativity going and to practice.

cheers Rebecca