Recent finishes

Seeing another quilter at work on some familiar piecing I was prompted to finish an appliqué cushion cover started at the 2016 AQC. We had, as it turned out, done the same Make and Take workshop run by Frangipani Fabrics. I stopped at the paper piecing stage in April last year, but thanks to Kathy’s reminder, it is now finished. The background was inspired by my recent trip to Cairn Curran in Central Victoria. The blue wrens were flitting in and out of the dry grasses and thistles, moving far to fast to photograph.

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Shibori

This is a technique I have wanted to try for a long time and had the opportunity to do so on 1 April. Leanne O’Sullivan of Kimono House conducted the workshop for Waverley Patchworkers, read about the day here. It is a resist technique that involves a lot of preparation of the fabric before it enters the indigo dye bath.

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nui shibori – stitch resist on silk

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itajime shibori – folding and clamping

 

 

 

kamo sage – a friction knot and mountain pass pleating

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3 responses to “Recent finishes

  1. Jenni Strachan

    Beautiful work, I must finish my Blue Wren also. How appropriate to hang your Shibori on your ginkgo tree.

  2. Love the little wren! Your quilting complements it beautifully.

    The shibori workshops sounds wonderful. What a shame the pieces aren’t large enough to make a top out of!

  3. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the background. Briony – Frangipani Fabrics

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