I've been working away
I had a bit of a shock when I looked at the date of my last post!
Time gets away sometimes - I cant even tell you what I've been doing, its a blur.
Lots of teaching which is a good thing and lots of sorting out kids.
I'm currently attempting to finish off a pixel quilt - its for a friends Mr 2yrs.
I've also re-caught the hexie bug and I'm crazily planning a big single bed quilt all in hexies.... lets see how my enthusiasm and attention span goes this time...
|my Hexie table from Freedom Furniture Australia|
The Pixel quilt design is emerging as I go.
I was inspired a while back by some paintings Matthew Johnson did and truth be told Pixel art is everywhere at the moment. Uppercase magazine did a nice little homage to the pixel in issue 15 (very cool Canadian magazine)
To start with I had a fat quarter pack of solids from the Fat Quarter Shop and cut it all into 2.5 inch squares. With this I used 6 X 6 - 2.5inch squares to create 1 block. I pressed all my seams open as it will be long arm machine quilted and Kim prefers the seams open, I think its sits flatter too.
I spent the afternoon messing around with the lay out - so far I have 16 blocks made.
I think I want 4 more blocks? and maybe different colours?
I like my single bed quilts to be big - almost double bed size. It makes it easier to make the bed and stays on wiggling sleeping children in the night.
I'll have a play around tomorrow :)
and look at my roses!
This is the first flush for the season. They smell divine.
before I forget!
Martine from Home Industry asked me to pass on some workshop info in Sydney, If you have ever wanted to try out Furniture Upholstery or maybe need a refresher - check it out.
Looks like lots of fun.
Hope your enjoying your week & wish me luck with my Pixels and Hexies!