The David Hockney Challenge was just the beginning…..

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No Title Yet…..

The photos are coming in thick and fast!  This one is from Gill Lewis who is in the enviable position of having finished her quilt by the look of it.  Gill says…..”No title yet but the refraction speaks for itself”.



Making a start…..

I’ve got to admit I’ve found the Isaac Newton challenge a difficult one to get my head around but at last I’m making a start.

Although I love doing my “tree” quilts I didn’t want this one to be all about that tree!  So how about the planets?  Or maybe Newtons cradle?    I still wasn’t feeling it……..and then in an attempt to help me see things differently Pat Cave asked me to consider “what excites you”?  Straight away the answer came……texture and line.  Suddenly I knew exactly what I was going to do!

My chosen fabrics

My chosen fabrics

My fabrics are fairly monotone but the overall effect will be very linear with various different textures added including metallic threads and metal trims… least that’s the idea!

Fractured Light…..

Please keep those images coming in so we can show folk what we are up to!  The latest photos we’ve been sent are from Pat Sperr who says of her hand dyed, whole cloth quilt……”this is a photo of my Newton “work in progress”.  It is based (loosely) on Newton’s discovery of light refraction, and will be called Fractured Light.”

Fractured Light

Fractured Light by Pat Sperr

Fractured Light by Pat Sperr

Detail from “Fractured Light” 

2014 in review….

We only launched this site in October but with all the recent activity it’s starting to really take off!

For anyone who is interested in statistics the stats “helper monkeys” have sent our 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Hockney’s 18th VN…..

Gill Lewis has sent in a photograph of her quilt which is a fabulous version of Hockney’s 18th VN painting.


Linqs first meeting…..



The first meeting of the newly formed Lincolnshire Quilting group LINQS met at The Coach and Horses in Billinghay on Saturday 4th September. Hosted by Sheila, it was a lively affair with lots of questions, suggestions and ideas for the type of projects we are all considering. Mary hit the nail on the head when she said that there were “no shrinking violets”!  Some of the ladies brought along their “work in progress” which was wonderful to see while others brought copies of David Hockney books for the rest of us to browse through.

The idea of this challenge is not to hide your work away or be secretive about ideas, techniques etc.  It’s more about discovering together and encouraging and nurturing the ideas and work of others.  The following photos were taken at the gathering and show some of the quilts that have already started taking shape.



Sheila chairing the meeting


An exciting piece of work in progress inspired by the colour and movement in Hockney’s work.


Fiona shows her ideas based on photos taken while out walking her dog.


An early Hockney self portrait is this inspiration for my quilt.

An early Hockney self portrait was the inspiration for my quilt.


It’s easy to see the Hockney influence in this very colourful quilt.


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