Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quilt & Artistic Mother Art Group


I always like to get to the end of the day and feel like I have achieved something in a creative sense. Even if it is to update my blog or email a fellow creative friend to chat about a project. Lately I have had to make time so that I have that sense of satisfaction when it’s time to wind down at the end of a busy day. Lis emailed me the other week and said let’s join up with the Artistic Mother’s Art Group started by Trudy Callan, you can find out some more here at Trudy’s blog. Or by clicking on the Artistic Mother button in my side bar. Basically Trudy has invited us to be part of her group to follow along with the projects in Shona Cole's Book - The Artistic Mother.

So I ordered the book and thankfully it arrived on Thursday and I hope to start on my projects very soon, but some quiet time and reading is in order first. If you would like to join up you still can, just visit Trudy’s blog for the details.

So, I decided I needed to finalise some “stuff” and also finish off some UFO’s before embarking on a new creative regime. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt and perhaps I was thinking I would leave this new creative venture until a little later in life but when I visited my local Fabric and Quilting Store I saw the Rag Edged Quilt on display and thought it was a good project to start with and get some basic understanding of quilting underway. So I attended a class a couple of weeks back and it has taken me a while to finish it off (and alot of mess) but here it is - The Rag Edge QUilt. I had intend using it as a picnic blanket but now I'm not so sure.


The colours don't really suit anywhere in my house except maybe my scrap room so maybe it will live in there for the time being and keep me warm when I'm editing photos in the winter. The Fabric is from Michael Miller - Whimsy - Pillow & Maxfield - love them. I have also purchased Michael Miller - Mezzanine - Patty Young in the pink/green colourway to make a second quilt with but other things need to be finished before I can even think about cutting just yet.

I'm working on a scrapbook/fabric album based very loosely on this one here by Dianne Payne who in turn got her ideas from Mary Ann Moss - I'm making it up as I go along, which is really quite liberating. Hopefully I can get some more done to show you over the weekend.

8 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Yea. Your book has arrived.

I'm not a quilter, but I always thought I would like to make a ragged edge quilt. I love the look of them. Yours is very beautiful. It would be hard to sit that down on the ground.

Mandy said...

this is gorgeous....i have made a couple of quilts, but not the rag edge ones...i love the scruffy look of them and have always had it on my to do list...gorgeous!!!

Lissy said...

fabulous Sharon...the colours are so fresh and lovely!

peaceliving said...

Great job on your first quilt! What an accomplishment. I've gotten a little sidetracked from The Artistic Mother while doing several other artsy projects. Can't wait to see what you come up with when you get started.

Kris said...

OMG.. that is fantastic..I love those colours.. You can't use it as a picnic rug, it is too good!..lol

Becky said...

Welcome to the group!

Your quilt is gorgeous!! Learning to quilt is on my list of goals and seeing yours is getting me extra excited about learning :)

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Sharon! - way too nice for a picnic blanket.... although I guess that would depend on where the picnic is.... I love the Pillow and Maxwell fabrics, they are so lovely... and love the Patty Young's Mezzanine too! -

Jen said...

I found your blog by way of Trudy's Artistic Mother Group and I have to tell you how beautiful your photos are. Quite inspirational =)