Saturday, May 21, 2016

Medieval Shield

When I think of medieval I think of all the shields and weapons I saw in Edinburgh castle. Most of them were pretty scary looking and I am not sure a simple shield would have been much protection. Great to see you in Rotorua Mary and I hope you have a good trip to Auz.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Medieval by Mary

This is my quilt,.  I have also made another version but it is bigger.
My art group is exploring techniques from a book by Wendy Dolan, called Layer Paint and Stitch.  Fabrics are torn, stitched and embellished, then painted.  Further embroidery by machine and hand stitching finishes the piece.
Thank you everyone for my quilts, loving receiving them and they are up on my design wall to admire!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Medieval Coat of Arms by Kay W.

This was a challenge!  Then I realised that all the knights engaging in mortal combat had coats of arms on their chests.  So I researched our family's coat of arms and found this version.  It would be nice to think that in times gone by a knight of the realm fought with distinction under this banner!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Knight Protection - Helen

My research of Medieval shields lead to an amazing collection of images and information including types, construction, symbols of recognition, colours and designs of shields. Hope you enjoy your quilts, Mary.

A Medieval Knight from Lynn

"Medieval" conjured up pictures of colourful costumes and knights, and when I found the chain mail fabric (coloured with my grey fabric pen), I had to create a knight for defending damsels in distress.
Enjoy your medieval masterpieces, Mary.
Best wishes from Lynn.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Medieval 'M ' for Mary by Anna

I do love the old English Script from Medieval times with all the fancy embellishments around the letters. Here is my version of an M for you Mary done in that style. Very pleased that I have caught up with myself at last and managed to get this out on time.Enjoy your little quilts Mary, love Anna.

For King and Country by Kerry

Very traditional interpretation of Medieval but I love the stories of King Arthur and Maid Marion.Played with stamps,foils and paint. Enjoy your little knight,Mary.