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Snapshots of Isaac…..

Joan Plummer has sent in a photograph of her 30cm x 40cm Newton quilt which is still in progress but looking great!  Spanning Sir Isaacs life from birth to death, Joan is calling it “Snapshots of Isaac”.

Snapshots of Isaac By Joan Plummer


The Mind of a Genius…..

Thanks to Mary for sending in her Newton “work in progress”, this is just the sort of thing we need to give the rest of us a push!  Mary is trying out a technique which is new to her, so making this a double challenge!

Can you tell what it is yet........?

Can you tell what it is yet……..?

“Long way to go but here is the tentative start to my Sir Isaac quilt. It’s just the centre part, it will be landscape so lots more strips either side. Then more cutting up, re-sewing, appliqué, painting, stamping etc. Or maybe not………I may change my mind.  I’ll see how it goes. It’s not exactly planned.  I haven’t joined the strips with 1/4” seams, but overlapped the raw edges which I have discovered is much more difficult………they wander! Oh, and the inspiration is ‘The Mind of a Genius’.”

Abstract woodland….

… Sheila Evans.

My DH quilt was inspired by all of Hockney’s tree paintings. I could not choose just one to base by design on so I did a kind of abstract piece. I used Oakshott fabric for the background. The appliqué trees were applied using Heat ‘n Bond and heavy machine embroidery with some couching to add depth and the quilted background was created with hand stitching.

Work in Progress….

… Sandra Goldsborough

This is my DH quilt, “Three Green Waves with Orange Sand”, inspired by Hockneys painting of the same name which he did in 1989.  I’ve chosen to do the smaller size of 30 x 40 cms, landscape orientation.

I love seascapes so this was a natural choice for me. There is a similar piece in the gallery at Salt’s Mill at Saltaire.

I have used cotton fabrics, some bonded onto a background of sea and sand. It is machine and hand stitched using a variety of threads.



Molly’s Finished Quilts…..

… Karen Lane.

Molly is putting the DH Committee to shame…..she has now finished two quilts for the challenge –  go Molly!  The first is this one which many if you will have seen at a previous meeting, with the black horse, river and two trees.  Molly sketched the design on our return from a visit to Salt Mill where she saw the Hockney Gallery.

Below is a photograph of Molly’s 2nd finished quilt.  Molly wanted to include a house in this design and we discussed the use of coloured marker pens to draw the windows and curtains.  The next time I saw her work she had produced this lovely little cottage and embroidered smoke rising from the chimney.  The quilt features a combination of machine and hand stitching and Molly has used lots of different fabric scraps from her stash to create the countryside.  Size was not a concern when she started this piece so, in order to have it comply with the required measurements, Molly did as Mary suggested and mounted it on another quilt.  

Whenever we finish a project I encourage Molly to document what she has done, she is now well on the way to completing her second Illustrated Craft Journal.  I thought it would be nice to include a photograph of the page she has produced for this quilt.


Riverside Trees…..

My Riverside Trees art quilt is now finished and just needs to be edged. This 30cm x 40cm quilt was done as a trial ahead of making a larger version at 30″ x 40″. It’s just as well I had the dummy run as there are a few things I have learnt while doing this project which you read about here


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