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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Random Geese mini quilt

I had fun challenging myself to cut out improvisational flying geese for this little mini quilt.

It measures 21inches by 16inches and it was a stretch to figure out how to position the individual geese!!  I used kona solids.

Have a great day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fabric Book Covers

I had loads of fun making a couple of fabric book covers for my sketchbooks.  I used hand dyed and

 hand printed fabrics that Ali and I made.  You can find other colours and fabric packs here at art 

fabric(Aliquilts).  I used matching hand dyed thread in the embroidery.

I adapted a pattern I found at Bloom.

take care Rebecca

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lichen Journal Quilt

This is the final journal quilt in the second 8 x8 journal quilt challenge.  The colour chosen was "lichen".  I am having a circle thing going at the moment and decided to use our Aliquilts Hand Printed fabrics in the colours of lichen for the circles.  I hand painted the grey lichen colour for the background.  The circles were fused and I used straight line quilting.

 take care Rebecca