Wednesday, 29 May 2013

24 hours in the day is not enough

I have so much art racing around in my head.   It can all get a bit giddy. My hard drive needs an upgrade.  Plug me in someone!

First of all there is the next phase of Horizons - nothing more to report since I painted the text, but I have an idea how I will progress that and in particular how I will attached the painted words.


Secondly I have to crack on with the journal quilts - I have got four to do for the next part of the challenge.

Thirdly I have set myself the task to finish at least one book wrap.  There will be a tombola at this years Festival of Quilts and the Contemporary Quilt group are organising it and looking for book wraps.    I feel I should be able to get at least one completed.


So I assembled my tools - some dyed fabric (I think it was a shibori experiment gone wrong) an old print block  I made a couple of years ago ( craft foam mounted on card - above) and a new print block, a present from my daughter, below.


The pattern from the new print block. 

The print from the home made print block.


Then I used placed organza over the printed surface and, using acrylic felt as a wadding, got quilting.



I have nearly finished the quilting.  Then I might just take the hot gun to it and do a bit of burning. I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

Then there is a present for a friend getting married in July.  I am give a reading and I think the poem I am reading would be a lovely present. But I need to 'mount' it in some way. Mixed media could be the answer.



So I have started to prepare the background paper.

So much to do and so little time! (bother this day job mularky - I think I may have said that before!)



10 comments:

  1. Lots of fascinating and beautiful work here Hilary. I am struggling to find the time to finish the Horizons piece too. Two months to get it done would be really useful!

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    1. Indeed!!!

      I just need to make some space and time. Hopefully this weekend will give me a chance. I good day at the machine should see it 'cracked'. Here's hoping.

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  2. Know that feeling too! If only we didnt need to sleep!

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  3. Busy bee!! your work looks great, dont panic you know you always get there on time. Happy sewing etc. Jx

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  4. Goodness you are busy!!!
    Book wrap - I had an idea to do this too. Is there still time?
    xEl'chen

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  5. I love the print blocks - oh and all your work here! Have you ever tried the gelli plate technique, these would be ideal for that ;-)

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    1. Gillian, thanks for stopping by.

      In answer to your question - no, I never have. My daughter does some lovely mono prints, but I have been so captivated by the simplicity and ease of foam print blocks that I have not managed to really try anything else. I do keep promising myself a print course though. Such a great technique in general.

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