Although I'm not really into Facebook Challenges - especially if they hold any possibility of discomfort - I am rising to the Art Challenge presented to me by Lindsey Gibson - felter extraordinaire. She ran a workshop for us a few years ago and everyone enjoyed it so much - it's just a shame she lives so far away.
Anyway, the challenge is to download 3 pictures of your work for 5 days (I probably won't do it for five days) so I thought I'd make a start.
Instead of going to my piles of quilts, I thought I'd look around the house for things I've made which I actually use or like.
The first thing I came across was a little hanging I have in the kitchen. It was an 'Il e'tait une Fois' design, and I loved making it and still love it:
Second is the first quilt I ever made and finished. It was from left over curtain fabric and I hand-stitched the whole thing (I hadn't yet nabbed my mother's sewing machine). It was what put me on the road to quilting. I pieced using papers, and after I'd made the quilt top wondered how to make it into a quilt. My mother said she'd seen a quilting shop in town so suggested I go there and ask. Off we went to Inches to Metres, and that's how I met Sandra. She told me how to layer it and sold me backing and batting - and suggested I take a quilt class. It's incredibly heavy but has accompanied us on every single picnic we've ever had - on beaches, in the garden, in the woods, on the deck of a ferry: if it could talk it would have a lot of stories to tell.
Thirdly is probably my favourite quilt and we have it in the best room:
By the way - our new beginners workshops start on Wednesday, so if anyone is tempted, now is the time to start.......