This week I visited Tate Modern on the south bank to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. It was hugely busy, but a brilliant exhibition and truely inspiring. I saw a film on iplayer with Goldie about the exhibition and read The Guardian’s review. Full of paper cuts small and large, films of Matisse working and sketches – I was so inspired I am planning another visit. I loved the idea that Matisse covered his studio walls with cutouts and this really inspired me to start sketching some ideas for a large wall quilt. To add colour, fun and extra texture to a room, now to find the fabrics to create it and time as I am working on a project for the LMQG show in August at the Festival of Quilts. More on that another time.
by Bold and Noble
I have a love of maps and been looking for some new wall art at home, so I thought I’d share some of my Etsy finds.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!
Today we visited a place I used to go to as a child, The Weild & Downland open air museum. Beds have sertainly not changed a huge degree in the hundreds of years the museum spans! There was a newer house built that I’d never been in and the upstairs had a lovely treat in store
log cabin quilt
and one last
I have no idea how old these are, the lady in charge of the house had her hands full with my little nephews – washing sheets and putting them though a mangle. New see such handy and willing helpers!
This is my first attempt at machine embroidery and its on a vintage blanket, I did draw first and then follow my lines and after a while did get the hang of things. This little chap will be an egg cosy, and may well join a little line of Easter egg cosy gifts.
Another make this week has been a quilted boxy pouch – my new sponge bag! I followed Pink Stitches instructions and love it, the fabric is Liberty from Fabrics Galore.
I love this bright fluffy Easter Wreath tutorial by Design Editor, what could be more fun to make! I bake little cakes in eggshells and give them in egg boxes to friends, perfect for an Easter picnic. They can be frosted, decorated or just left plain.
Claire Garland has designed some super cute knitted egg cosies and there is still time to whip these beauties up.
And for the very last minuet there are several free printable garlands here and here. I have been experimenting with machine embroidery this week and will show my little makes in my next post. I think Kirstie Allsop was right, it can be addictive!
Loving the mortmain and in this Kate Spade inspired fabric it’s bright and fun.