Tuesday, April 13, 2010

...of Pennants, Parcels and the colour Blue!

I’ve received a fantastic parcel of fabric from Quilts for London… to be used for the Olympic Pennants. So… If you’re in Australia and are interested in making a pennant for the 2012 Olympic Games athletes email me and I’ll send you out a fat quarter to use in your pennant! You can register online at Quilts for London or contact me. While you're on the website check out the ever growing gallery of completed pennants! There are some instructions and guidelines on how to make them although as long as they are A3 size, subject matter and technique is really up to you! All that is asked is that ‘gold’, ‘silver’ & ‘bronze’ are not used or the Olympic symbol…. The aim is to present each athlete with a pennant at the end of the games.

Quilts 4 London
Fabric for Olympic Pennants

I’m still beavering away at the Hubble’s 50th Birthday Quilt! I have 75 blocks done and only 35 remaining! Go Sandi…! I was going to work a full day on it today but the garden and washing beckoned!

75 finished blocks for The Hubble's Quilt!
Look what I found on ebay- a little vintage weaving loom- well a set of three, really! The tied or woven squares can be crocheted or tied together… the mind boggles! And to use a Spirit Cloth term if I may (they are words that are now firmly stuck in my head… What if….? Not much time to play now, but I intend to try a few ideas after the quilt is done!

A little experiment with my new vintage weaving loom set...

Not much progress on the Hearts with Wings piece simply because I can’t decide on the orientation of the wings! Straight is a little like soaring or gliding (no effort required), down seems like some effort has been expelled in getting up there and that I'm reaching higher still. Wings up seems to me like the effort is yet to be made; that strong thrust that will push me up… I know some effort is required to fly… so I’m thinking wings down (Hubble thinks otherwise and he laughs when I ask his opinion -and then continue on doing what I'm doing anyway!)

Speaking of flying; here’s a little sketch in my sketchbook…. that I’m turning into stitch… a motley hand dyed linen background and some DMC floss. Truly I’m not a blue girl but it seems everything I’m working on at the moment involves blue!

Cross-Stitch on Hand Dyed Linen

Lastly, an image of the pattern on a set of plates I bought for my brother and SIL. Aren't the colours and design just gorgeous? We managed to find a few antique shops open on our Easter weekend travels...... They bought me a lovely set too; which I'll photograph later..........

Vintage Plate Design


Jacky said...

I love hubbles quilt block design, the sort of shadow the piecing creates.
What a great find that little loom is...looking forward to seeing what you make with it.
The design on that plate is wonderful (makes me want to draw it up). Maybe you could stitch it??? Cant wait to see the design on your plates.
I would love to take part in the pennants for the 2012 Olympics participants. My email is address is jacky_wllms@yahoo.com.au if you want to contact me.

Have a great week (and hope you get a few more blocks done for hubbles quilt).

Jacky xox

Bec Clarke said...

Oh I contacted you a while ago and I have some pennants in the works but I lost your e-mail address when my hard drive crashed.
Can you please re-send me your snail mail for the pennants and I would love some fabric if it is there for us. I am happy to contribute to postage.

Ro Bruhn said...

I love your quilt blocks and don't all of the fabrics for the pennants look divine.
I can see some hand carved stamps in the plate designs.
Thanks for commenting on my blog too.

marie said...

p.s. love the plate!
and I really like the
drawing of the bird and
the stitching too!

marie said...

I look forward to seeing the quilt
for your husband! It is going to
be beautiful. You have so much
patience :)

Jules said...

You are doing so much - love it. So impressed with your quilt, and the bird drawing is great, it would make a fantastic design.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my post and my latest doll - I do appreciate it - you are very kind x


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