Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bright Sunshine for Kay by Lorraine

Bright Sunshine with lazy days, I feel summer is coming on. Enjoy your little quilts Kay
cheers Lorraine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To myself...... (feels strange)

I can't seem to shake this forest/trees theme that I have, but I wanted to experiment with  a really dark/black edge to the forest with the blinding "brightness" that comes with the shafts of light showing up the autumn foliage.

Kay D. Haerland

**********************  Hello Everybody,

I am having a wonderful time receiving your beautiful work. I am putting the "brights" up on my design wall as they arrive. It gives me such a good, positive feeling, looking at them all together.

…a big thank you! 

                                       X  K 

Lots of "Bright Ideas" for Kay

The idea was a long time coming…
but I got there!

Have fun, Kay, with all your "bright" quilts


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bright Version 2 by Judith

The name says it all. “Bright” proved quite a challenge. Version 1 was all but finished, the binding attached, etc when I put it aside, there was something missing, and began Version 2. This version was fun I do enjoy playing with the various threads and stitches on the machine just to see what happens.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Canola Fields by Kay W.

Apologies for my late posting.  Until last week when Deb emailed about wonderful things appearing on the blog I was thinking I had another three weeks because this was another one due while we were away and I would have to get my good friend Helen to do the posting for me again.  Don't know where that idea came from, but it was there and whilst I had an idea I had done nothing about putting it on fabric!  So I had to get busy, quickly!

This may seem like an almost 'normal' quilt for me! A few weeks ago we had to drive to Tamworth because my mother was unwell.  For the New Zealanders and anyone else not familiar with the route, the drive takes two full days from Adelaide, across the Mallee, the Hay Plain, through the Riverina and Mid West districts of New South Wales and finally into the North West Slopes and Plains.  Much of this is grain country and for a large part of this trip in September all we could see, for miles and miles were green fields of young plants, cut across in great swathes by acres and acres of bright yellow canola flowers.  It was stunning - and not the colour scheme that one usually thinks of as 'Australian'.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fabulous Felt - Helen

I recently spent a relaxing two days in a workshop with Wendy Williams working on her wool felt applique techniques, making mainly felt birds and flowers. The Bright theme presented an ideal opportunity to add to the stash of felt and threads (essential!) and to create more felt flowers.