Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WOW: WIPs On Wednesdays

I'm sure many of you have heard of Sharon Shamber - she's an extraordinarily talented quilter. I am a member of her network, and once a week I like to take the time to sit down and watch one of her videos with a cup of coffee and get inspired.

I domestic machine quilt freehand, so before getting stuck into quilting work I like to warm up on a cushion, or a table runner or failing having any of those lying about waiting to be quilted...I sketch.

This image is of my quilting sketchy journal. It's also stuffed with recipes and I think there's a long lost invitation in there somewhere too. It's one of those journals that eats important slips of paper and refuses to cough them up when you're frantically looking for them!

I do love quilting and I love how ideas just flow out when I am doodling quilting lines. This is all good news of course, because it means I will soon be quilting something bigger - which means I will be finishing something soon. Ahhhh, I love those days. For today though, my Work In Progress is quilting ideas - pulling in inspiration, mapping out sketches and letting my pen run free.

What's happening in your wednesday?


  1. Oh goodness that sketch is lovely. Can't wait to see what you are working on!

  2. These sketches are inspirational. I have yet to master machine quilting in anything but a straight line! I need to book into some workshops.

  3. beautiful doodles I could never do that. issue wish I could.

  4. Oh my hit the wrong keys it should have said I sure wish I could do that.

  5. My dream is take inspiration from Sharon's (now lost) video on designing a whole cloth quilt - I want to do one on a large piece of hand dyed fabric with maybe some inkintense enhancement

  6. Hi WOWs, I have tried to leave comments on your blogs but Blogger won't let me. Don't know why but I have taken a look at your projects and they are lovely. I hope you don't get multiples if Blogger decides to work !! Happy Stitching. Chris

  7. Machine quilting intimidates me too. I'm getting better at straight lines though! The neat thing about quilting is the two-step process - piecing, which is an art form, and quilting, which is a more detailed, complicated art form! I'm still perfecting the piecing.....


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