In a flurry of enthusiasm at the Quilt Exhibition at the VandA, I suggested to Jane, the editor of Popular Patchwork that I should make something inspired by the quilt George III reviewing the Troops; the one with all the circles. We agreed that a circular pincushion would be a good idea as it would be small and so quick to make and it would be something useful.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I’ve been playing around with my 37 steps images again, trying to work out how to make a piece that shows all the layering of the images on top of each other, as your brain processes and then ignores them. So to try it literally, I layered the images in photoshop. The resulting images are rather ghostly. I’ve just got to work out how to use them!
Posted by Gillian Cooper at 11:53
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
This little piece (12inches square) has just gone on the SAQA website as part of their benefit auction, which is taking place later this year. I'm pleased with how it looks and how well they have photographed it. I'm also pleased I kept sampling and didn't stop at an earlier stage. It was made before I started on the big piece shown in the previous post and gave me the confidence that I had developed something that would work on a larger scale. The bigger piece is still under the sewing machine and I had a shopping trip on Saturday, when I bought four different shades of grey for the quilting - grey heaven for me!
Posted by Gillian Cooper at 11:51
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