Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Autumn Activities.

It has been a very busy time for me since my last post. Apart from the regular work related activities, I have been progressing on my various projects and starting some new ones.

On the 2nd of May a friend (Leanne of Lizzie's Page) and I went to Campania for an Autumn Gathering hosted by "The Quilted Crow", a quilt shop in Hobart.  Two designers were invited to tutor various techniques.  They were Helen Stubbings and Natalie Ross.  I have not put photos of this day on this post as I know that there have been quite a few others who have put pictures of the day on their blogs.  

Helen tutored the technique called "Colourque" which she devised.  This involves colouring in a design with pencils and sealing the colour with a medium and then stitching around as you do with a stitchery.  The effect is a beautiful applique like effect.  I have started a project which is pictured below, I just have to finish stitching the green areas and then have to applique on some hearts onto it.

When I got home I pulled out an old unfinished bag project which I was going to applique.  This was perfect for this new technique so I started colouring the design.

As a pre mothers day present, I have just purchased some new yarn to knit a jumper.  It is italian wool with different coloured fleck through it.  I will start this after I have finished the other husband jumper I have been knitting.

I have also started making some Dear Jane blocks which are not ready for viewing yet.  Perhaps in a later post.

Happy Stitching to everybody.


  1. Golly, Gee, you have been busy. I like the sound of the 'colourque' project. I think I will have to try this one. (when time allows!!)

  2. Busy girl, and that Italian wool looks interesting.

  3. Gosh you have been busy marina - The block you started at Campania is looking beautiful - You have done a gorgeous job - Can't wait to see the finished quilt