Now I'm in pink plaster. Well white plaster was a no-no and I did not fancy Royal Blue!
I was offered glitter but I politely declined!
The typing for each picture will be minimal apart from the last picture, as I'd prepared the text months ago (when I was able to type properly). Now as I type, I have to backspace a lot!
Learning to PRINT with my left hand .....
My leaf pile (about 3 years' old) at the bottom of the garden. No idea if I'll be able to add
more this year...
One of the different rabbits that visited our garden. We called it Spot!
We've not seen it for ages.
The boundary mark between our village and nearest town.
My worn-out little wellies (oh how I miss them) going up in flames!
6 Own choice
At the top is a picture of a postcard I bought in about 2000 ish or earlier.
There were no details about the quilt on the postcard but the postcard
came from a visit to the
. Bankfield Museum (Halifax)
Then in 2010 I decided to make my version of it. It is shown in
the bottom of the above picture and I called it Twisted Star.
A few years ago I came across a book from a
quilting exhibition (Quilt Art on Tour)
and there was the quilt! It was made by Deirdre Amsden
and is about 1 m square. It was one in a series she'd made
in the mid 1990s. Mine is about 1.82 m square..... much bigger.
Click here to see another example in her series of Colourwash quilts.
In my quilt there are 11 blocks across and 11 down, ie 121 blocks in total.
Each block contains 4 different fabrics, colour graded and no fabric was repeated.
So that is a total of 484 different fabrics!
The black and white 'stars' form part of each block; each block was cut
(carefully) and then the appropriate white or black right-angled
fabric triangle sewn on. Only then could all 121
blocks be sewn together and at last I could see if the
black and white stars were there and in the right place.
It took 4 months to make and I had to be so organised to keep
the blocks in the right place in the 11 x 11 grid; I even resorted to
using Excel to help me plan it out.
I remember running out of dark fabrics and driving immediately
to a local fabric shop to buy some more dark fabrics; sadly
that lovely shop has closed.
So I hope you have enjoyed this weird assortment of pictures as I could not take photos of what I wanted to use (using my camera is not easy!!).
Thanks to Hawthorn once again and please click here to see her photos (and everyone else's too!).