Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tempus Fugit - for Kay

Hi Kay,
This one is for you, am sending it snail-mail today.
I drew the design in August thinking I had plenty of time, but things got hectic [that's life you say?]
Well I was overseas for a month and when I returned guess what the fairies had NOT completed it for me. So here it is title says it all Tempus Fugit - Time Flies.
I enjoyed seeing all the other quilts and hope to see them for real, soon.
cheers Lorraine

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day & Night

After changing my mind several times I finally went back to what I like doing, the traditional blocks. 

"Day and Night" also reminds me of the very long days and then the very long nights one of our sons will have in the next year as he enjoys and works in the Antarctic.  

Hope you enjoy this quilt Kay. 

Regards Ngaire

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dandelion Clock - Jane Mac

        One o'clock...Two o'clock... Three o'clock... Four...is what I would say to myself as I gently blew on the dandelion clock that I had picked from garden, field or meadow.
 I remember very much enjoying telling the time this way as a small child.
The delicate seeds were wonderful to watch being carried off on a current of air. They can travel great distances.
Thank you Kay for the subject!

I'm Late

I don't remember what I was looking for, but one day at my bookshelf I found my illustrated "Alice in Wonderland".  As I flipped through it I found the classic drawing of the White Rabbit with his gold watch and chain and saying "oh dear, Oh dear, I shall be late."  It was this that turned my thoughts to Time as a theme for our little quilts.  Before we had children we were always on time for everything, then with the chaos that was inevitable with two small boys we never seemed to make it!  Now they are all grown up there just seems to be so much to do that time is a very precious commodity, rapidly running out.

An  internet search revealed that John Tenniel's drawings are no longer copyright, so here is my White Rabbit, running late, lifted directly from my illustrated "Alice".


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Story Time - Deb

Finished! Two months to think about it and only one week to stitch it! (I've been away on holidays.)
When I was a young mum it was always a struggle to find "time" to read the evening story and I nearly always fell asleep doing it! Now that I am a grandma I have lots of "time" to read the stories (and it's a lot of fun) but I still nearly fall asleep, especially after reading the same story five times!!
I adapted a picture from the Internet, machine appliqued the figures and did some hand quilting in the background. 
I LOVE the quilts that have been posted so far.  Amazing how we all come up with such different ideas.

Race Against Time - by Judith

Race against time, how well I know that feeling.  In fact I know it so well that the quilt was almost called “Self Portrait”.

In the Harvest Quilt I began to explore using watercolour pencils in quilt making.  “Race Against Time” explores the possibilities further.  When I began this quilt, using watercolour pencils and textile medium, I was not brimming with confidence but, as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  The confidence grew and so did the fun - oh there are so many possibilities here.  Some of the finer details have been picked out with pigment liner pens.

Really had fun making this for you, Kay, I hope you enjoy it too.

Cheers Judith