Saturday, February 09, 2008

Paper quilt done - at last!

I have finally finished the paper quilt for the true colours challenge. I am really pleaed with how it turned out. I have bound it with cotton painted with acrylic in the same way I did with the actual quilt. It's finished size is 11" square (ish!!). This was a very satisfying piece of work, in no small part because of the lessons learned in it's making. Thanks to all of you who gave me advice and help with this work.

I have also 2 other things in the pipeline, my calendar girls febuary post card which is for Val, and my piece for January's TIF challenge. I have nearly done this, it has been combined with Emmy's FAF page for January as she wanted a mandala. I decided to make my mandala in the style of the people I admire, and I am about 3/4's there. I hope to finish it tomorrow or monday.

This months TIF s based on :
What are old enough to remember? and.......
Now being the baby of the bunch in many cases here, I feel ashamed to say what I remember. I unusually don't have many early memories. My strongest was my deep love for Wonderwoman, man I wanted to be her! Torville and Dean at the olympics, the Bolero! and hence why i am taking Ellie may to see Kieran Bracken in Cardiff on wednesday to see the holiday on ice. Later it was pop groups like take that and Bros and Kylie and Jason (still love Jason!!! Yey for Echo Beach!). Now this all seems a bit too superficial, but and the last bit will give you a laugh. This was taken on Charles ad Di's wedding day, I remember as the outfit was made for the street party. Note the attention to detail, gold rope and cuffs, but what was my mum thinking with the socks! Why no red boots!!!!! I think I might make a wonderwoman inspired something. The other in the pic is my sis Vicky, just to shame her!You all laughing now!!!!!!

13 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your paper quilt is awesome! You must have had all the boys chasing you in that hot outfit.

Dy said...

Wow Carol, your piece is really really nice.

Um, nice costume.... :-)

Pat said...

You were so cute!!! The quilt looks terrific.

Homeleightigger said...

Your Paper Quilt is fantastic Carol - you certainly did become Wonder Woman in your own right!! Val

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Carol - The quilt is magnificent - I love all the embellishing and the circle is just the perfect thing for drawing the eye around the quilt. I love the richness of the colours. And I love the photo - how cute is that outfit!!

Angelcat said...

I used to want to be wonderwoman too, lol. I had an outfit but I think mine was bought rather than lovingly made and I used to spend many happy hours on a Sunday jumping off the back of my Nan's sofa to get the bad guys (otherwise known as my brother and a bunch of unruly boy cousins!)

Sue B said...

that paper quilt is fabulous!

Doreen G said...

Your paper quilt pulled together beautifully in the end Carol --and you still seem to have a bit of wonder woman in you.

StegArt said...

Your paper quilt turned out great Carol!

Fran├žoise said...

Your paper quilt is beautiful. And I love your wonder woman picture!

Purple Missus said...

Your paper quilt looks amazing Carol. It has turned out really well. You should be very proud of it.And your photography is getting better too. The close ups look really good. What happens to this piece now?
And what happened to the shy looking 10 year old in the photo?

Kim said...

Love the paper quilt and the outfit!

Gwen said...

How did I miss the paper quilt? This is so terrific! I also love the wonder woman cuff, and the dear costume!