Friday, August 01, 2008

Travellers' Blanket


I have finally put all the squares onto the travellers' blanket- now all I have to do is the stitching around the squares but it is gettign there. Being able to sit in a warm shed in this cold and wet and stormy weather certainly helps! I think the single square above is my favourite- but that may change tomorrow. There is also a mistake in the whole piece- see if you can spot it! Now I have to get down to some serious machien sewing- there is a lot of stuff to make before I leave for Europe on the 21st of August! I have some free time for teaching during the week in early October if anyone is interested ( in the Netherlands or Belgium or Northern Germany)

On the weekend I will catch up and reciprocate some blog awards I have received in recent times-it's wonderful to think that my blog can inspire other people and I really do appreicate getting the awards. I know I get a lot of inspiration from other people's blogs

I am also planning some Creative Summmer Arts workshops in my studio this summer. I think some book making courses and even some lino-cut printing /cutting etc. I have to put my thinking cap on!

14 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

I love this - I want one! That's it, my next stitching project - I'm going to need something to stop me getting bored out of my brains (more of that some other time)

Your workshops sound like a great idea.

Celia

Tessa said...

That quilt is exquisite. So deliciously original. Makes me want to start my own ...not that I can thread a needle, let alone make a stitch!

Linda said...

It's good to see that things are beginning to come together for you, after all this time.

I see a change in pattern - but is it a mistake or is it part of the organic feel of the whole???!!!

How I wish I could hop over from the UK for a lino printing class. Whilst the process isn't difficult, getting the balance of positive/negative for textile work isn't some I've mastered yet. And did you know there don't appear to be any books on the subject.......

monique 78 said...

Your blanket is on its trail . I like the colours and the stitching.
Is the "mistake" line 6 and 7 with the patches sewn in the same way? You have to watch very carefully to see it !
Have a nice time stitching

Lainie said...

What a beautiful, intriguing and soulful piece. Dijanne, could you remind me why it's called a traveler's blanket? Glad you have heat. Lainie

Julie said...

Your Traveller's Quilt is beautiful Dijanne and makes me want to start one too. I really like the hand stitching you are putting on now.

Glad to hear you are cosy in your new studio. :)

carrie said...

oh I love this. I would like to make one eventually.

I think I may have said this before, but would you consider doing online courses/workshops for those of us who cannot come to you?

jude said...

sigh....just perfect.....

Morna said...

Your Traveler's Blanket is heart-achingly, soul-satisfyingly beautiful. The stitches around the squares are inspired. Lots of time will be put in, but they are worth it. They are perfect. Wonderful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Echoing the online class suggestion -- and what is the process for purchasing your book? (found your blog through link on Spirit Cloth Jude's blog - adding yours to my bloglines list!)

art spirit said...

SO WONDERFUL! a work of art for sure!

cher said...

I too am interested in your book- do let us know how to acquire one.

thanks! for the inspiring quilt to be

paulahewitt said...

this is fabulous

Judy said...

Hi! Dijanne,

I love your Travellers Blanket, it is quite delicious and has a wonderful tactile look to it, if I saw it in an exhibition I would find it very hard not to break the rules and touch it.

Good luck with getting all your work done for your trip.