I don't have many quilts that I haven't blogged about yet. There are quite a few that were made PBE (pre-blogging era 😊) but I've slowly been including them in my posts when I can. I have a great PBE quilt for next month, when I host Throwback Thursday for Sandra, but you'll have to wait for that one!
|Woven cotton runner|
|Details of the trees on the edges|
This would have been one of the last things that I wove in Timmins. It was woven on the school's 8 shaft table loom, which took me a while to get the confidence to use. I wove mostly with cotton since I'm allergic to wool - nothing serious but it's hard to handle when it makes you itchy!
I love this little corner of my dining room - it's the only area not covered in arts, school and computer supplies :-) This area is full of art. Along with the runner, two of the planters were hand-made by my grandmother. You may also recognize the painting that was the inspiration for my first art quilt. If you don't recognize it, the link to the art quilt is below in Related links.
|An area full of art in the dining room|
|FMQ bubbles for the dolphins|
My October OMG was to create the quilt top for Charlotte's T-shirt and dress quilt. I got the quilt top finished and partly quilted, but haven't touched it since. There is still a lot of quilting to be done, but I'm going to try to finish it by the end of the month. I know that Charlotte would be thrilled to get the quilt sooner rather than later.
|FMQ on one of Charlotte's dresses|
Art with Fabric Blog Hop - Fall 2018
The Art with Fabric Blog Hop begins tomorrow. This time the theme is colour.
As I mentioned in a previous post, "My piece is based on a BBC documentary series called A History of Art in Three Colours. While the first two films were interesting, it's the third one that caught my attention. My piece will feature white and its role in the evolution of art history, particularly in contemporary art."
|Sneak peak at A White History of Art|
What I learned
- I loved weaving. It was my first fibre love 💖. At the time, I didn't think that I would find anything that I would ever love to do more that weaving. Once I left Timmins and the Porcupine Hand-weaving Guild, weaving just wasn't the same. I did continue to weave for a while in Ottawa but as the children were growing up, it felt that there wasn't time for weaving. It's only after I had my burnout that I realised how important creating with textiles was to my sanity and well-being. I've also come to realise that if I don't quilt or do some textile work during the week, that I'm a basket case by the weekend. It's a lesson that I forget from time to time to my detriment.
- Art with Fabric - Light at the end of the tunnel, May 9, 2016
- Charlotte's t-shirt and dress quilt related posts:
I'm linking this post to Sandra's Throwback Thursday at mmm! Quilts. Don't forget to come back next month (December 6th)! The linky party will be here :-) I'm also linking up to the November One Monthly Goal (OMG) Setting post with Patty at Elm Street Quilt. Check out what's happening at all of these great parties! Slow Sunday Stitching, Monday Making, What I Made Monday, Design Wall Monday, Main Crush Monday, Moving It Forward, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Linky Tuesday, Silly Mama Quilts WIP, Midweek Makers,