A Textile Morsel…

A little hiccup with my machine – it’s been to hospital and back…. much improved now !! This is the fruit of a little bit of time spent playing with it and checking stitch settings…. using up a few leftovers from the MAIN EVENT … it’s MUG RUG!! 5″ x 8.5″

Beginning the quilting
Beginning the quilting

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WIP MORE TREE WORK

Having fun stitching the leaves down and adding highlights to them with thread. Beginning to look a little better – slowly it is building….

Close up of stitched highlights
Close up of stitched highlights
The tree so far....
The tree so far….

and now I need to work on the roots again….

WIP – The tree Day 8

I started this post and then lost it altogether!!! weird much. so here we go again. where did I get to? Oh yes, foliage – needs to be more sparse, and paler. Also I think we need more small branches and smaller branches….

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Small brances added, foliage torn and stretch and half of it discarded, pinned in place…

A closer view – apologies for the lurid colour this is a phone photo…..

Thinner foliage, more small branches
Thinner foliage, more small branches

A close up – laying the branch foundation –

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all went well until…..this happened!!!

Snarl of threads on the back indicating something is not quite right with the upper tension....
Snarl of threads on the back indicating something is not quite right with the upper tension….

 

OOPS!   MORE TOMORROW!!

 

 

WIP – day SEVEN

Adding foliage stage 1
Adding foliage stage 1

Applying the foliage to the tree – not quite sure how this is going to work – in other words I don’t like it so much as it appears rather blobby, not at all like a grey gum which has very sparse foliage. At least, this one did,  It would seem also that there is rather too much green. And too dark. So a bit of tweaking and tearing is required….

Post Queensland Quilt Show

So the Queensland Craft and Quilt Fair and QLD Quilt Show were brilliant (As usual!!)

My congratulations to all the wonderful Queensland Quilters who freely give their time and effort to put the Quilt Show together  – many many dedicated women there who do an incredible job from the initial planning at the beginning of the year  – sorting out categories, quilt dimensions, Sponsorship;   making of and the organisation of valuation of the raffle quilts, Art Union tickets, sales and return of tickets and books, and co ordinating things like drop off points, white glove rosters, discount tickets, judges, transporting the judges and quilts to judging day and back again, Quilt Show layout plans, set up, catering, guest displays, show layout, ribbons and certificates, Artist statement tags, numbers, prize presentations and ensuring that each winner receives her prize and due congratulations; organisation of special displays and demonstrations – all the way through to the final pull down. ALL of these things take more than just a full week at the actual show from working out the floor plan the day before set up to the final vacation of the premises – there are things like white glove laundering and collection and laundering of the orange shirts to deal with after  everyone else has collapsed from their day or days viewing and shopping!!   It’s no mean task, that is for sure, and takes many hands to bring it about each year.

And, I was one of the lucky winners with a First prize for this quilt: Professional, Mixed techniques. It is a block of the month design by Lesley McConnell of Faeries in My Garden  called “Sweet Valentine” . I entitled my version “LOVE NEVER FAILS”

Many thanks to Wacky Jacky’s for the fabulous voucher  and to QQ Inc for my prize!

Love Never Fails
Love Never Fails