Dreaming in Colour: The Jury’s Decision

Last month I shared with you, in more or less real time, The Process of Creating Dreaming in Colour – my entry for for the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting 2014 contest- Imagine.   I was drawn to this contest not for the substantial prize money on offer but the opportunity to have my work… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Entry Submitted!

It’s  nearly three weeks since I decided I would try and complete an entry for for the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting 2014 contest- Imagine.   Although this hasn’t been the only project I’ve been working on,  it has been quite intense.  In case you missed them, here are my previous posts about the process… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Approaching the Finish Line

I finished quilting Dreaming in Colour on the weekend. There have been a few hitches along the way. Don’t you hate it when this happens?! Here’s a shot showing before and after quilting: There are a couple of changes that might not be immediately perceptible.  The first is that I decided that the blue line… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Quilting in Progress

I have reached the half way mark in quilting Dreaming in Colour. After some auditioning, I decided against including hand cross-stitch elements.  This was partly for aesthetic reasons.  I enjoy adding cross-stitch to my work (see, for example, Dreamlines #3) but in this case, it seemed to detract from the design unless I did a… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Let the Quilting Begin

The top of Dreaming in Colour is complete! Then I delved into the fabric mountain to find a suitable backing. I like my backings to relate to the front in some way and the motif on this fabric (Flutter Bright by The Woodrow Studio) has a familiar feel: However, I had more meterage of this… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Update from the Rainbow Room

Dreaming in Colour is coming together. There are a couple of rows of dancing shapes to go along the bottom – or maybe a row on the top and the bottom.  Decisions. Decisions.  The next step will be to audition some different colour combinations. I can always look out the window for inspiration! This the… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Taking Shape

Dreaming in Colour is starting to take shape.  I am so glad that I introduced the triangle/quadrilateral elements.  As I was working on this piece,  I was reminded of the parabolic lines and shapes that feature in the colourful works of Australian artist Michael Johnson.  Or am I just imagining things?! I was a little… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: A New Angle

I didn’t make a great deal of progress with joining units together yesterday due to fixing up a technical glitch on one of the websites that I administer.  Nevertheless, there are some developments to report on. Here is the state of the design wall this morning. Do you see a new element? Yes! after reflecting… Read More →

Starting on Dreaming in Colour

Mostly I prefer to work on a project in my studio and to share the process and results in a consolidated post after the work has gone on exhibition.  Process-focused posts include: the process of creating Budgies Uncaged; Budgie Murmuration; Hope, Promise, Bounty: Reap What You Sow; and Regrowth. This time, for something different, I… Read More →