Tuesday, 11 December 2012

"Long Ponds"

Latest finish - inspired by where I walk my dogs in summer - not autumn and winter as this is shoot land and the pheasants are out! Wouldn't be popular with the gamekeeper if we went at this time of year.

I took lots of photos on several occasions and when I looked back at them, the landscape was all about line - tree trunks, reflections on the water, shadows, the long ponds themselves. The top panel is foundation pieced and grid stitched with a bit of markal stick for effect. The bottom panel is hand dyed fabric, appliqued grasses and freehand machine quilted. The beads joining the two are strung between some suede ribbon that I bought at the Festival of Quilts this year. Each panel is 18" square.

"Long Ponds"

Close up top panel
Close up bottom panel

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The West Country Quilt Show

At the Bath and West Showground this was the first year for this event and I entered two pieces in the Small and Large Wallhanging categories. I was delighted to win not only the Machine Quilting and Wholecloth prizes but also the large Wallhanging category AND best of all, Overall Winner with my entry 'The Westering Sun'.

The event was reported to be quite successful considering it was the first year and here's hoping that next year will see it better supported as it is a welcome addition to our area's quilting calendar!