Monday, January 11, 2016

Second week...

into 2016 and I figured it's about time I got back to my blog.  No excuses for not posting; got busy with life's challenges, then got lazy; that's it.  But that has changed.  I've been playing in my studio, at retreats, and at workshops.  Here's a rundown of some of the items that have resulted from that playing since my last post.

July last year saw me at Quilting in The Mountains at Sun Peaks Resort.  I had the opportunity to play around with triangles.
Of course it is now waiting to be quilted.  It's just big enough to be used as a coverlet for a baby carriage.

August saw me moving to a new home.  After setting up my studio, I came across some blocks that I had designed in a Soft Edge Piecing workshop.  I was able to use a wonderful Jinny Beyer border print.  They are only sitting on the design wall in the pictures below, but once sewn together and set on point in an alternate block setting they should make a stunning lap quilt, yes?

 

September brought the beginning of a new Guild year.  Vernon Silver Star Quilters have several subgroups, one of which is called quARTz.  We have fun experimenting and pushing the envelope of what we can do with textiles and fibre.  The group decided to have members volunteer to share which artist inspires them and is their favorite.  The rest of the group is then to produce a postcard or artist trading card in that artist's style.  So far we have been presented with Rufus Porter, Roy Henry Vickers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Robin Ledrew, a local artist.

Here is my interpretation of Vickers style
                                               
and Mackintosh's style
                                                                  
This is getting a bit long, so I'll continue this in another post.  Besides, I have to take some process pictures of what I'm working on currently so that I have something to show you.

Till the next time,

2 comments:

Peg said...

Oh, yes, what a fantastic lap quilt that will be!!!! Missed you, glad you're back!

JB said...

Are those blocks all from one Jenny Byer fabric? That is going to so stunning when completed. You really aced the Macinstosh style!!