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Monday, 14 January 2013

I won a giveaway!

Last autumn Paula at Batik Quilt announced a giveaway and I put my name down expecting to hear no more. However, to my surprise, I won and have recived a copy of 'Reasons for Quilts' by Edyta Sitar.

This is a beautiful book. The quilts are stunning and the wording meaningful. The photography and layout of the book is superb. This is not a 'how to' book, rather a gallery of Edyta's work and collection of antique quilts. But it is just a wonderful book to look through and enjoy.

Finally got down to something creative this afternoon and made a cover for my new, small, camera. This is the one that will live in my handbag so that I will always have a camera with me!!

The case is aprox 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" so it is a small camera.
I used felt printed with a Hundertvasser spiral in gold acrylic, covered with a bright pink sheer and then machine embroidered.

As always I squeezed too much gold acrylic onto my glass so to use it up I pulled out a piece of black felt from my bits box.

I cleaned the roller up on it so the print is the negative of my spiral. I was so pleased with the effect on this small piece of felt that I pulled out a piece of shiny red 'scrumpled' fabric, squeezed out some more paint and printed and rollered away!

The black sample will be embroidered, cut into two pieces and used to make cards. The red piece could end up as two book wraps. The tombola for this years Festival of Quilts  will be book wraps so my plan is to make some contributions.

Until next time



  1. Congratulations on winning the quilting book! I love books about antique quilts and it makes me wonder about the women who made them and what their lives were like.
    Very creative camera case! I need to do the same and start bringing mine with me more....
    Enjoy your day,

  2. The book looks very enjoyable, lots of lovely things to look at in there, no doubt, Lin, congrats on the win!

  3. looks like a lovely book, congratulations on the win.
    lovely effects on the fabrics.

  4. An excellent win, the book looks lovely. LOVE the camera cover, you would laugh if you saw mine! The gold on the black felt is fabulous, as is the other piece. You are one creative lady!


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