I had every intention of blogging on a more regular basis but I’m not sure what happened. It could be that more time has been spent in the garden, or perhaps that too much time has been spent manipulating photos and working on printing out my digital images. Whatever the reason, after last night’s thunderstorms, it’s feeling much fresher today so I thought I would spend some time trying to get up to date.
The pieces that I showed a snippet of last time are now finished. This one was made from combining two photos, one of the windows of Belper Mill and one of the cogwheel. I selected a small area to enlarge and then printed it. It’s 29″ x 14.5″ and I’ve entered it into the Harrogate Quilt Show which is at the end of August.
This second one was done in the same way but without the windows photo and, having quilted it I mounted it onto a 12″ x 12″ box canvas. I am not happy with the way that the joins show but that’s something I have been working on for future pieces. I’ve deliberately left the photo at an angle.
One thing that I am happy with is that, not only am I up to date with my 8″ x 8″ journal quilts for the Contemporary Group but, I am actually ahead of myself so perhaps that’s one area where my good intentions have prevailed. I have completed both July and August. July was done with the same technique as the above pieces, with an even more macro shot of the cogwheel. August was again done using photo manipulation but I have been having a lot of fun playing around with filters.
I think that might be enough for now as I want to get into the studio and do some quilting on pieces which are waiting patiently. I hope that you have a good week ahead of you and thank you for if you are still actually following my intermittent postings.