My June art journal quilt is finished! (May’s journal quilt is a WIP)
The quilt was inspired by a new art group I have come into contact with called WOTE (Women on the Edge) – Great name!
They are doing small art quilts with the theme ‘Nature’s Influence’.
I have looked at it from the angle of what influences nature the most, and came up with the Sun, Earth and Moon for the subject matter. Truth be told: I thought the theme was ‘Nature’s Inspiration’ so had to make changes half way through to suit LOL
The technique I have used is from Teesha Moore and she demonstrates it here and I saw it on Judy’s blog. I have put my own twist on it. They are little quilted ‘pillows’ and I really loved doing them. Would love to do some more some time. For the sun, earth and moon I have used found objects. I love collecting bits and bobs and have a big container of them. Call me a bower bird !! All the fabrics are straight out of the scrap bin and the tree trunk is silk threads couched down with zig zag. The hand quilting and embellishments are done in perle cotton.
Last night I kicked something under the coffee table and lo and behold it was the paper bag with my missing braids in it. Don’t know how it found it’s way under there!!
Black and Cream which I intend jazzing up a black l/sleeve T-Shirt with
Bullion roses on velvet. They look like they have been hand done. Surely not?? I bought a small piece which has 6 repeats. For what? - Don’t know, just thought it might look nice on something ‘felty’
A piece of blingy stuff. Looks much snazzier in real life. Can cut up and use to glam something up?
It is a real treasure trove that shop - and for Toowoomba people it is at Highfields in the shops opposite The Village Green.
Lilian is growing into a real little girl now and losing a lot of her babyness. Here she is with her Mummy. They are all rugged up for a winter’s day.