I have my signature blends of herbs and spices for drinking. The first is a cinammon, cardamon, star anise, and clove mix to which I sometimes add some ginger and turmeric root and the second is Sheba or Wormwood leaves steeped in water with a spoon of raw honey. I freeze the Sheba leaves and slice off the amount that I need each time. I make a huge pot once a day and have been keeping it warm with a towel That is really ridiculous with my sewing ability and the amount of fa
One of the annual projects that my young sewing students have is to sew a bed sized patchwork quilt for themselves. They get to choose fabric squares, stitch them together, back, topstitch quilted lines and then bind into a quilt which they take home and keep. I provide most of the fabrics, upcycled sheets and clothing but they have to bring a few personal pieces to incorporate into the quilt. They have 2 options, they can either stich a rag quilt with flannel batting, or a s
I still use classical quilt techniques but modified to my style especially when I teach sewing. I use the log cabin block and call it a magic square when teaching sewing. The first project of students is to create a square and then a pillow cover from that square. They get to use scraps availabe in the scrap box that week to create their squares and pillow covers. She placed those 2 pieces very carefully so that they would have a visual balance. Some of the students just "thr
People ask me if I create classical quilts. Yes I do, specifically to gift or if I need another patchwork blanket. My focus today, is on teaching and creating art quilts. Today I sorted some of my photo albums, I am making an effort to digitalize my photos and I found an album with photos that I had taken at an exhibition that I had given 35 years ago. My go to was the log cabin pattern. I have always used upcycled fabrics and always had strips and odd small pieces of fabric.
They finished their wave landscape patchwork pieces They will be showcased The almost monochromatic grey and blue shaded piece - mature beyond his years The mostly yellow piece made for his girlfriend Her very bright pink and orange piece The purple shaded one and last but not least - the random one. She took some oranges, greys and pinks from the others to complete her selection of colors. #waveart #patchwork #sewingclasses
I have been working quite diligently to prepare the pieces for my 50 piece exhibition of the Wave Landscape Patchwork Technique. Of course my students have seen me working on the pieces and they know that I am nearing completion. 2 weeks ago they came to me together and told me that they had decided to each create a piece and would I allow them to participate. Of course my answer was yes, in fact if I had known that they wanted to participate I would have let them make many m
While working on my #45 wave landscape patchwork piece I realised that I had enough pieces to make 2 different versions I started out with these fabrics Added some brights to the mix Started stitching and ironing And came up with this one I then saw that I had many short pieces left over so added a few more colors to the mix and created this one