Sunday, June 1, 2014

Art Quilts around the world challenge -Bollywood

Bollywood.....this makes me think of bright bold colours, lots of gold and bling, Indian movies,  Incredible India and the  brightly coloured decorations of the temple elephants.

Appu the elephant was used as a symbol of the Asian games that was held in India and has the meaning (among many) of little boy.  My elephant is called Appu and he all blinged up and  off to Bollywood!

Made using my own hand dyed fabrics, stamped using traditional indian wood blocks, Fused and machine appliqué and machine quilted on peltex.

This was a fun project to do and am looking forward to seeing everyone else's interpretation as well.  

Marianne

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Back to it (the blogging)

Yes I know that this blog has been sporadic of late - but that doesn't mean I have been sitting idle - quite the opposite!  Lets see if I can give you a quick run down....

At the end of last year a friend Jessie and I decided to hit some of the Christmas fairs here in Singapore.  We made lovely baby bib and burp cloth sets, onesies, camera straps and stunning lace christmas ornaments.

It was an interesting experiment and although we didn't make lots of money at the fairs (table prices are pretty up there) we met lots of interesting people and made lots of great contacts.

I have also been busy with kids sewing classes this last year and since moving house in April have been able to hold group classes at my home.  There is a waiting list for classes so that's always a good sign. Its great to see the kids finish a project and I find it very rewarding.
Next month will be a quiet month for lessons as many schools are starting holidays and that means a holiday for me too!  Yeah

The Art quilts around the world challenge quilts have also been keeping me busy.  I have only missed one challenge so far (was in the middle of shifting house) and always love seeing the work of other quilt artists and how they interpret a challenge.

Clockwise from top left: Opposites Attract, Art Nouveau, Macro, Out of Asia and A Road Less Travelled.

We hosted a fabric party in March (at the old house) with lots of beautiful fabrics from Robert Kaufman, Art Gallery Fabrics, Kaffe Fassett, Carolyn Friedlander, Anne Keele and many more (at the best prices in Singapore!) It was great to meet so many of the quilters from the various groups around Singapore.



Now my friend Jessie and I are busy making t-shirt quilts for students graduating from High school.
Here is my first customers finished quilt
Most students manage to accumulate an abundance of t-shirts throughout high school and this is a great way to keep those treasured memories and it  makes a great quilt to take to university.  This is a great idea for all those beer shirts/ company shirts that our husbands tend to stockpile as well.

Drop me an email if you are interested in either fabric, t-shirt quilts or sewing lessons.

Next month will be a great opportunity to rest and then straight back into teaching and t-shirt quilts in July.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Marianne