Monday, 14 January 2013

Early morning flight departures have their good points as this photo of sunrise taken from a plane at 7 a.m. last Sunday proves.

Last week was spent skiing in Montgenevre, a very friendly and picturesque village in the Alps on the French/Italian border.
There was gorgeous sunshine almost every day.
The view from the balcony of the sun rising over the mountain every morning was bellisima.
The gorgeous little village church has a beautifully decorated ceiling.
Feeling on top of the world!
Sadie's blue and white outfit almost blended into the background!
There was a notable Italian influence in the restaurants.
The Alpine bruschetta was particularly délicieuse.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Thanks for another great DMTV programme Linda!
Yesterday's 'rusting' technique is another really simple and fun way to create unique and individual  fabrics.
I'm so pleased I found a use for the old iron bar lurking in one of our log baskets!  
I thought I'd do a very quick trial as I'm off on holiday tomorrow so I left the fabric in its vinegar and water solution overnight and it still worked really well!  Also, I had no white vinegar so I used brown!

These fat quarters are going to team up wonderfully with some of my seedhead sponge prints on hand-dyes.

For this colourful client quilt I've used 'Peacock Meandering' allover pantograph quilting on the longarm machine using a 70 weight grey thread back and front.
The pretty Batik fabric on the reverse shows up the curvy pattern.
I hope you send me a photo of the quilt complete with binding Jan!