I have been fascinated with textiles since I sat on the floor watching my Grandmother's feet work her treadle sewing machine. She would give me scraps and I would direct how they were to be sewn.
I work with many techniques but weaving fabric became my deepest interest in the mid 1960's. In the early 1990's I became interested in strip piecing mixing my handwoven fabric with other fabric. I thought to use up my accumulated handwoven scraps and I have gone on to making quilts with the mixture of handwoven cotton and quilting cottons. However, I now have a stash of cotton quilting fabrics that equal my handwoven accumulation plus fabrics that I have marbled. I am now in my early 80's but have plans that will take years of pleasureable quilting.
Hi Betty, Thank you for the kind words. I am also amazed how many are on this site. Did you know that there is 19,820 people listed as quilters on here? In just a bit over 19 months. It really is amazng. You said that you were down with a miserable---- so I am assuming that you have a cold also. My DH has gotten a Bronchial infection and a serious sinus drip. The thing is he only has one lung due to cancer and it is putting a real strain on him. He has coughed so hard and so much that he has some broken blood vessels in his eyes now. He really is about to drive me nuts, he is a man.....
So glad you're feeling better!.
That giraffe is adorable! I love the fabrics you chose. I bet she thought it was great!. Two of my sons are excellent musicians but I've been told to never make them anything with music/instruments on it! The one who's the illustrator is way too detailed in his work for me to ever make him something as cleverly designed as your giraffe! : ) They have, however, asked if I'll ever get back into portraits.....
Personally, I get more satisfaction out of quilting! LOL
Lucky daughter! ; ) I have three daughter-in-laws who I love dearly (there are some days more than my sons! lol) Two are very artistic, and it can sometimes be a challenge to make things to their taste, although I'm pretty good at that most of the time. What I find interesting is making something I know they'll love and they use it for or in a different place than I envisioned. I don't know why that always surprises me, but it always does! lol I have an idea to try with painted fabric, but I've been having a few weird health issues myself this month and haven't gotten my sewing room cleaned up yet. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with that marbled fabric. Are your children as artistic as you?