Monday, October 31, 2005

quilting finished!

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
Well this is the quilt I added extra quilting to over the weekend. I am pleased that I did the extra, although I am having thoughts it looks a wee bit heavy - oh well, it's done now and it is better than before!

The quilt is from a dream I had - I woke up with a very clear picture of the quilt in my head, - bit of a mystery about what it means though.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

more quilting

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I had "finished" this quilt a few months ago and it had always bothered me the amount of quilting it got - was it really finished? I happened to take a look at it yesterday and decided it really did need a whole lot more quilting and I was in the mood for some mindless sewing again.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

wonderful mail!

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I received 2 wonderful postcards in the mail today. The top one from croque-choux and the other from Karoda

I just love them - I am just so lucky - and inspired!

Monday, October 24, 2005

crazy quilt

crazy quilt
Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I have been collecting embroidered cloths from op shops for a few months. Finally I have enough to start my crazy quilt. I had such fun yesterday - I am really going to enjoy making this quilt. I think also it is a nice break from making my own designed quilts - I love the therapy of just sewing when all the decisions have been made. Maybe I need to have two types of quilts on the go at a time, something that is 'design' when I want a challenge and something that is 'easy sewing' when I want to chill out.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

japanese fabric quilt

japanese fabric quilt
Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I have finished the quilting, just need to add the binding. I so enjoyed working with these fabrics, it was nice to work with fabric other than my hand-dyes!

85 cm x 75 cm

Friday, October 14, 2005

leaf ATC set

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
Made a set of 10 ATC's today - I printed a set of 10 leaves - black on white - and then coloured them so there is a pair of each colour. Check out my ATC folder on the right to see them all.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

cat and quilt

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I pieced my Japenese fabrics together yesterday - I cut a couple of the larger pieces but generally left them in big pieces so I could enjoy the fabrics.
As soon as I left the quilt when I was quilting it last night the cat immediately decided it was a warm place to sleep!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

japanese kimono fabrics

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
A small shop has just opened here selling vintage and pre-used Japanese kimonos. They also sell bags of small pieces cut from kimonos that are too 'well used' - so I just had to treat myself!
The fabrics are just so gorgeous that I know It will be hard to decide what to do with them to do them justice.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

close your eyes and draw

honesty sketch
Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
Seems that the only time I feel anything about my sketches is when I blind contour draw!
Why is that?
It is hard to get myself drawing again - was inspired again today - I received a couple of postcards and ATC's from Janey - check out the freedom and feeling in her portrait sketches.

Janey123 at flickr

Monday, October 03, 2005

ATC article

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
If you are interested in Artist Trading cards, check out the article about trading cards in The Practically Creative Quarterly webzine - there are some great links included in the article.

ATC article

That's my ATC in the article!
While you are there make sure you check out the webzine, lots of interesting ideas and inspiration.