Thursday, 27 May 2010

Throw and cushions and fame in the Stirling Observer

Just to show I have been a busy bee, here are some snaps of a quilted throw and matching cushions that I recently finished.  The throw has sat in my studio for months, needing only 40 minutes of quilting to be finished, but with everything going on, I just haven't had that 40 minutes.  However, I knew I was going to meet Jane, the editor of Popular Patchwork, at the Loch Lomond Quilt Show and this provided the impetus to finish this UFO.  The pattern, which I had designed using EQ6 software, was rather wasteful and from the left overs, I made three matching cushion covers.  I didn't have cushion pads to fill them when I took the photos, which is why they look a bit flat. 

So Jane now has them for proper styled photography and hopefully I'll get them back in time for my Open Studios event which is taking place from 12-20 June in my studio.  As part of this I was featured in our local paper last week.  This is the link to the article.  I'm not quite sure what it says as I was so excruciatingly embarrassed reading about myself, I didn't get past the first paragraph!  I've got lots of ideas of what to do for the Open Studios (it is the first time in our area), that I really need to get a move on in tidying my studio so that visitors will actually be able to enter it, rather than peering in at the door as if it was a museum exhibit!  It's exciting that there are hopefully going to be lots of visitors coming to see what I do, but as it is the first time, it is all a bit unknown at the moment.  There is also an exhibition at Delta Studios in Larbert, related to the Open Studios and I drove my Shelter pieces over there, the other week.  I took the five smaller ones first and then decided that I really had to take the biggy over too.  All the seats went down in the car, bar the driver's and we really struggled to fit it in.  We knew it went in as it had gone to the Loch Lomond Show last year, but it took us ages and some brute force to actually get it in this time.  Goodness knows how I get it home, but at least I don't have to worry about that for another month.

1 comment:

maggi said...

Well done for getting the UFO finished. The cushions look great even without anything in them. An interesting article but I'm not sure about the imagination of the person who came up with the headline 'Material Girl'!

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