Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Rhapsody in Blue..start of a quilt....




Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to win some excellent books from C&T publishers for a lutradur piece I designed for their June challenge. Amongst them was a fantastic book by Ricky Tims "Rhapsody Quilts". I have been looking through it and wishing I could do something like that..but then I thought well if I dont have a go how will I ever learn!! In the summer I bought some hand dyed material from a lovely little quilt shop up in Frodsham, Cheshire. I want to have a go at dyeing next year so bought some to see what effect I am aiming for. So far I have put the pieces down so if I have time tomorrow night I can possibly start sewing around the pieces and then quilting it. Its going to be a wallhanging..so wanted to show you each stage as I go along rather than the finished item.

7 comments:

lisa said...

WOW!! You are amazing, this looks great, the dyed fabric is perfect for this design.

Sid said...

Fab piece, even at this stage it's looking good !!

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

I just popped over to say thank you for all your lovely comments always. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and all good wishes for 2010. Your blog is gorgeous!

Carolyn Saxby ♥
LOVE STITCHING RED

snakkemunn said...

I think it will be lovely.

May your holidays be filled with beautiful memories to warm you in the year ahead. <3

Melinda Cornish said...

just wanted to stop by and wish you a very merry christmas!!!!!

Viola said...

Merry Christmas, dear Lorraine! All the best to you and your family for the New Year !! May all your wishes come true! Hugs, Viola :)

Trudy Callan said...

I love the blue. It really stands out.

Merry Christmas!

Trudy
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com