The topic for Foto Finish this week is wildlife. This is a collage of a few of our native creatures. On the top row is the flightless Takahe and a Green Ghecko. On the bottom row is the Giant Weta and a Weka. All of these photos have been taken while I have been away on Women In Action trips.
This is my first 8 weeks of Quilty 365. This will be linked back to http://quiltyfolk.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/january-quilty-365-linkup.html
I started my blocks on November 1st and have decided to sew them together in 2 week strips. I am thinking that I will end up with too many blocks to make a well proportioned quilt so may have to incorporate the last few months into the backing -we will see how it progresses. My blocks are 4.5" square and I am varying the size of my circles. I am using scrap pieces of my low value fabrics for the background -even piecing many of the background squares to use up smaller scrap pieces. As I do a lot of scrap quilting and love working with tiny scraps of fabric I am also making some of my circles scrappy.
I belong to a private facebook group of 50 fellow quilters and several of us are playing along with this project.
A group of local quilters has recently completed two years of making 12" x 12" art quilts -completing one every two months working to a selected theme for each one. I really enjoyed this experience and am now taking part in a 20" x 15" challenge working to colour themes. We have three months to complete these.
Here are some of my 12 x 12 quilts
"Temptation" -my idea for this was "The Grass Is Always Greener" and it is made in my favourite style of sewing small crumbs of fabric together.
"Nursery Rhyme" - "Rain Rain Go Away"
I will need to track down some of the other images on my computer and will put them in another post.
It has been a long time since I last posted but we have been having a conversation about blogging in an on line group I belong to and it has inspired me to have another go at this.