Wednesday, 28 October 2009

My October Swaps

This is the inspiration for Calendar Girls this month - artwork by Alphonse Mucha. Gorgeous lady, but just look at the beastie ........

This is the card Doreen made for me. She used a hand dyed fabric for the background, then added a circle of rusted fabric. The leaves are made on her embellisher using felt and scrim. She then added a paper flower with a button middle. Thanks again Doreen - I think you captured the essence of the inspiration beautifully.

This is my interpretation, which I made for Jenny. I had this gorgeous (fabric) lady, and fussy cut some other suitable fabric to complete the ensemble, then free machine stitched them onto a piece of felt.

You can see what the other Calendar Girls got up to by clicking on the Logo on the right.


Our theme for the 5" Quiltie this month was AFRICA
I had great fun sorting out my 'Africa' fabrics for this one, which I made for June (who unfortunately doesn't have a Blog!)

This Quiltie was made for me by Jill, who says 'I painted a face of sorts meaning it to be either human or animal, using wax resist and layers of paint'. Look at all that hand stitching .... I just love it! Thanks again Jill.



I love seeing all the postcards that you show Val. I love seeing the inspiration point and what everyone makes of it ... all so different, interesting, creative and wonderful. I love the sound of your challenge group

Bye for now
Carolyn xx

ps. having a giveaway on my blog this week if you are interested

quiltchick said...

Love the Africa pieces Val....they're fantastic.

Ela said...

I love all the postcards !

Sandy said...

Aren't the swaps fun? I love yours. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Jeanette said...

Dear Val! So many beautiful things you have made since my last visit. You are AMAZING! Thanks for charing!

Take care

sharon young said...

Love your quilt, really amazing fabrics and the quiltie is very eye catching, even a bit sinister!

Margarita Korioth said...

Love your "african" quiltie

Trillian said...

Dear Val,
I just discovered your blog. Thank you for all the nice things you are showing.
Cheers Trillian