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?




7 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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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