28 April 2005

I'm getting closer to obtaining a "studio"

or rather a work space. We will be moving this summer, hence there is a work room in my near future. A finished quilt? Not so much!

20 April 2005

Sucked into the vortex ...

as I am awaiting delivery of fabric purchased through ebay. I'm already toying around with layer ideas based on the lay-out I found. Gerrie's Eighth Sin quilt was a great source of ideas. Her posts on how she actually created the quilt have been insightful and inspiring.

I now am thinking about where I source the rest of the materials and how/where I get photos transfered onto fabric. And I'm wondering whether or not I should toy around with design ideas on paper or not. I'm reluctant to at the moment because I think I'll hinder my creative "juices" by getting too definite. So I think I'll stay away from that. All I have at the moment is a b/w print-out of Lynne Heller's quilt.

All I need now is a studio ;-)

18 April 2005


Check out Crazy for Fiber, Gerrie's blog. It's very inspiring. I have already picked up ideas for my art quilt and will keep my trap shut until I have actually started work on it.

Hopefully, Gerrie will shed some light onto how she does this and that.

Progress is being made ...

While I'm happily stitching away on my baby quilt / play mat, I'm also awaiting shipment of silks purchased for my artsy quilt project that I hope to have finished much more quickly than the others because I will be using my sewing machine mostly.

17 April 2005

"I'm going slightly mad ..."

is what Freddy Mercury said while he was on AIDS medication. Apparently that's what it does to you at times ...

With me, it's ebay or more specifically Italian Bassetti fabrics on ebay. I'm bidding and bidding and bidding and just cannot get enough.

On page 123 it says ...

"Back when I got into photography, camera dealers tried to sell camera buyers a normal lens with the camera body."

Taken from "The complete Idiot's Guide to Photography like a Pro", second edition.

Instructions found on the Crazy for Fiber blog owned by Gerrie:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you

11 April 2005

Infected by the Art Virus

... and here I am, with neither the time nor the space to do it. But I recently came across Lynne Heller's site and quilts and now my head is full of ideas for a "history quilt" based on this one called

"... there has been order in this house"

(c) Lynne Heller

7 April 2005

All for nothing!

So here I am, back from my hols, with a stuffed up head, clogged nose, no voice to speak of ... and no quilting done whatsoever. Considering the hours I put into preparing swatches of fabric, washing them, ironing them etc, this is rather disappointing.

Will get back on track once this bug has left