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August 1, 2019
Quiet counting from Celtic Thistle Stitches

It is time for this quarter's reveal on the Endeavourers Art Quilt blog. The theme for this quarter was " A walk in the park" and needless to say I procrastinated a lot on what to make that would fit the theme. Eventually, I decided to combine two projects into one and make a Quiet Book for the gorgeous grandsons based upon a walk in the park.

We are lucky enough to live next to a park with a boating pond so I based my book on the things that can be found in the park.

I went for a ...

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July 26, 2019
Sunshine and flowers from Celtic Thistle Stitches

No sewing posts to show you yet as the new sewing room is still not finished !!!! The cupboard door and drawer handles are being attached as I type so, fingers crossed, it will not be too much longer before I can settle down to some stitching:)

 We were in France at the beginning of the month so I took advantage of the guaranteed sunshine to have a go at some sun printing.

The specially treated fabric is left out in the sun for up to 20 minutes. The recommendations advise that the fabric and items for the print are placed ...

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June 30, 2019
Verdens eldste vandringsmann... from Iinas Sewing Machine Poetry

I fjor ved disse tider kom jeg over diktet "Sneglefart" skrevet av Åse-Marie Nesse (1934-2001).
Samtidig holdt jeg på med å teste ut teknikken "sun printing" (det finnes helt sikkert et norsk ord for dette, men jeg klarer ikke å komme på det nå). Teknikken går ut på å legge et malt stoff flatt i solen, dekke det med planter, gjenstander, ja, hva som helst. Så får dette ligge i solsteken, helt til mønsteret kommer fram på stoffet. Kan det forklares dårligere? Sannsynligvis ikke. Se heller denne filmsnutten, så skjønner du hva jeg mener.

Bakgrunnsstoffet er altså et slikt håndmalt ...

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August 31, 2018
August Journal Quilt from Quilt Routes

Quilt Routes

After a busy busy time I just wanted to sit with some hand stitching, so this is my offering for August's JQ. It was done on a piece of fabric that I had sun printed a long time ago. It was not hugely successful, as the floral prints which were done using Mallow from the garden, came out quite pale.
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 I simply followed the petal shapes with big straight stitch and put some french knots in the centres.

Quilt Routes

Of course, once I had finished I found some other sun printed fabric that would have been better to use as ...

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