Friday, 19 August 2011

Being Creative Project - August theme Travel

 My post this for this month's Being Creative Project , by Julia Crossland, is a little early, but comes with an .excuse  I haven't had an opportunity, so far,to make anything new for the Travel theme. I had a project in mind but haven't been able to start it because....I will be travelling!  Hubby and I are off to the South Island of New Zealand for 9 days for a bit of skiing, touring and family visiting.
So my contributions come from a Journal Quilt project I set myself some time ago.  It was a quilt block a month and had to have some relevance to the month's happenings.  Interestingly some of the blocks had a travel type theme.
Butterflies travelling through the air, inspired by paper butterflies released from on high at a Coldplay concert.
 My daughter is a student of dance and this is a hand painted version of her travelling through the air.  She is holding a banner which reads "...gravity release me, don't ever hold me down, now my feet won't touch the ground".  Words from a Coldplay song (sorry I do love their music!)

And finally a celebration of our purchase of a caravan, which we are sadly now trying to sell so we can put the kids through University (sigh)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Bottled Rainbows

I have just found a lovely quilt idea on Rachel Hauser's blog Stitched in Color.  I am going to give it a go and have ordered a fat quarter pack of Kona fabrics for the frames from Marmalade Fabrics.  I am really looking forward to sorting out all my scraps and putting them to good use

Monday, 1 August 2011

Fat Quarterly Issue 6


I have just downloaded the latest issue of Fat Quarterly e zine.

It's a great on line magazine full of patterns, features on new fabrics and designers.  You can subscribe to the magazine or just receive a free quarterly newsletter.  It's well worth a look.