Saturday, February 22, 2014

Quilt makers.

I went to a quilt exhibition this morning,not because I am a quilter but it was an opportunity to get out into the sunshine instead of staying indoors.There were a great many and you were asked to choose your favourite. I liked the one that had used a book of mens' suiting samples.She had pieced hexagons and it made for a lovely quilt. There  were lots of traditionally pieced in cotton,another I liked was a flannel one of simple rectangles but stitched with seeding,detached chain.I would quite happily have given them house room.Silly ,but I took no photos.anyway the point of this post.......there were traders with jelly rolls,charm packs, books etc.I found on one of these stalls a lady selling various size yo-yo maker,Suffolk puffs.Now, this interested me as I have been making some in chiffon,a real faff! So I purchased one and you can see the result in photo.
As I have said I am looking at fossils and ways of interpreting  them in stitch.This is some scrim free machined and I have poked the puffs through the pulled threads.I intend to add hand stitch and develop.


Josie said...

What a lovely way to spend a day. Your blog is lovely and I can't believe how many different mediums you work in. I am seriously impressed!

Catherine said...

I'm glad you had such an enjoyable day and your work is beautiful. I have happy memories of my grandmother having a quilt made entirely of Suffolk Puffs. She laid it over a plain coloured bedspread so that the contrasting colour showed through the gaps between the circles.

sharon young said...

Sounds like it was a great exhibition and I love the Suffolk Puff maker, your puffs and sketch look gorgeous.