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City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting – Final Assessment Piece

Remember my digital art from last year?  Well it is still an on going activity; I am thinking of using some of these manipulated photos in my final assessment piece, I have printed them onto fabric so I know it is feasible and they look good.  As usual time is my problem I have to have this done by the end of May, so it won’t be very big, although the making doesn’t take long, working through the design process seems to take me ages; then choosing the final one is very difficult perhaps I need to make a series.


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City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Wall Hanging Assessment: ITS FINISHED

I have finally finished the wall hanging.  I have quilted it, added beads and painted Bondaweb before adding the binding and hanging sleeve.

My daughter has suggested I try the design as a screen print, something she has promised to show me how to do over the summer.  I have always wanted to try screen printing but found it very daunting a bit like being faced with a large sheet of white paper and being told to draw something or starting a brand new sketchbook with bright white clean pages.


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Bright Embroidery

I was going through my work samples this morning tidying up ready for the next project (I haven’t quite finished the last one yet, but there is nothing like being prepared) when I came across a piece of work I had done a while a go.  I am at a loss as to what to do with it – should I incorporate it in to a book cover as I originally intended or have it mounted and framed for the wall? It is not very big less than A4 size and would make a lovely book cover although it would look equally as good as a picture for the dining room wall.


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City & Guilds Wall Hanging Assessment WIP

Since I lasted posted – way back at the beginning of February – I have finished my knitting, knitted another cardigan for me and am part way through a girl’s jacket made from the left overs of my cardigan; the black and red quilt is finished and already given away.  Yet again I have forgotten to take a photo of the completed thing. I was up to layering up the quilt sandwich at my last post, after which I decided rather than machine quilting the piece I’d tie each dark triangle and the border with red perle thread, Matthew, the recipient of the quilt, was very pleased with it whereas I most happy with the quilt label I had stitched to the back.
I also made 8 dozen cup cakes on 20th February, half of which were for Matthew’s 21st birthday party, the other half for the freezer; – I enjoyed making and icing all 96 cakes but my back certainly complained that night!

I have also been continuing to work on my wall hanging which is now (finally) at the stage where I can start quilting. Above is a photo what do you think of it?