What I’ve been up to this week..

I have some photos here of what I’ve been working on this past week. After finishing some pieces to go into my local quilt group’s exhibition (opening this weekend at Lockyer Valley Art Gallery), at long last I am back machine quilting a large quilt top on my long-arm machine. This quilt belongs to Amanda, using batik fabrics in a range of oranges, browns, reds, gold and a fantastic blue scattered here and there. It’s really lovely to look at.

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These are in progress photos, so just ignore any loose threads you might see in the photos! Also in my eagerness, they were taken in dappled light so there are some shadows.
I’m also currently experimenting with how I take my photos to show on here. The photos today have been loaded in to Flickr, edited with Aviary and then linked across to here. The editing has included altering the brightness, contrast, saturated colour, etc, so if anyone is looking at these let me know what you think of them, and all suggestions welcome.
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All of my quilting is done free-hand, so it has a natural, organic look to it. The quilting design is one of a feathered square inside the 9-patch blocks, a modified feathered scroll in the outside border and a flame design in the other blocks and inside border.
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The thread colour is an olive/brown colour which just seems to match in beautifully with all the colours in the fabric.
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As I mentioned at the top of the post, our exhibition opens this weekend. All of the members in the group have entered something, some more than others, but it’s good to see everyone participating. We deliberately want this exhibition to exist of smaller quilts, maybe wall-sized or lap quilts, wall-hangings and other smaller items. While not everyone in the group likes to experiment with ‘art quilts’, pieces of any quilted works utilising varied techniques could be entered. I should be able to show some photos on here next week.

One thought on “What I’ve been up to this week..

  1. Karen, this is looking really good, and I love the dappled light you’ve taken the photos in

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