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March 2010

In circulation

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Since Friday I have been going round and round in circles as that old chesnut goes.  Or rather round and round and round and round and round........

As you may have gathered, I have the round shape on the brain.

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So while I am in that circumferencing mood, I have taken advantage and come full circle to produce my final piece for the Hoop Up swap on flickr.  This one is for Jennie/Sunflower quilt, who wanted overlapping circles in one colour.  And with this final piece, I have reached my destination that brings this swap to a full stop (and you know what shape that is...)

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Sorry if you are feeling a little dizzy after all that and need a little drink.  May I at least supply you with a picture of one....................you can try and drink it through your monitor if you like.

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Dandelion and Burdock, made with lots of those circular encasings of air in liquid otherwise known as bubbles. 

Now if you could just let me get my feet off this roundabout, I might start talking a little more sensibly one of these days...................................do you think I could?

For now,

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Watercolour spiderweb is finished!!!

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It's done!! 

I think it took me about 4 weeks.

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Tutorial hereOriginal idea was by Holly.

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49 blocks..............196 triangles.........and.....a....gazillion or two strips of choice all sorted in various hues of light orange, dark orange, yellow orange, orange, beige orange, mid orange.............believe me the sorting of the gradations of colour is tantamount to a career in itself.

Once all triangles were cut and marked, the most amount of striped triangles I was able to complete in one hour = 15!!!!!

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One of my favourite bits is the kitty in one strip eyeing up the cream in the strip above!!

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All quilted free motion, which had to be done as I can finally really actually free motion quilt and feel free of stress at the same time (at last!) 
The back is 'Banded Poppy' by Philip Jacobs and it's bound in 'Prarie Rose' in newday by Denyse Schmidt.  

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Last look......................


spiderweb quilt in watercolour

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I never realised just what I was undertaking when I started creating this. 

A spiderweb quilt, pieced from a choice selection of the very favourite bits of the most prized parts of my stash.  Washing in colours from deep pink to blue and all the lovely gradations and shades in between.  I have learned alot about colour and found myself in love with shades and combo's I'd previously only ignored whilst reaching for my usual red and aqua and pink fav's. 

So expect FAR far more!!!! variety in future. 

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In the meantime.

I have to say, 'excuse me, whilst I go quilt it!'