Sunday, November 20, 2011

My First Textile Art

I have finally finished a UFO of mine and it is my first piece of Textile Art. I took a class called Luminous Landscapes with Gloria Loughman at AQC in April this year and used her technique to represent the scene in my photo.
I took the photo last year and it was a happenstance photo where we were camped on the border between Sth Australia and Northern Territory. We were inside the camper and just happened to look out and saw this wonderful sunset. The photo looks a little dark here and I actually lightened it a bit more for my class piece.
My DH loves it so that's a bonus and if you get a chance to take a class with Gloria then take it. She's a lovely lady and an excellent teacher with lots of experience which she shares willingly. I'll take another class with her in the future just because I had fun and learned so much. I'm very pleased to have one of my UFOs finished and have finished the last donation quilt for the year (shown on the other blog). I say that but I'm sure I'll still work on them for a couple of days a week when I have time. I'm taking a break to concentrate on family commitments and Christmas and to have some fun working with my projects that have been pushed to the backburner for quite a few years while I worked on donation quilts..
It's time to get some on my UFOs finished too and I will be reporting on my cross stitching tomorrow. Don't worry this break probably won't last long. I'm delivering all the quilts and Christmas items for the needy on Weds this week so if you have any mini Xmas stockings please post them directly to Janice Bartlett and email me for her new address.
Judy Cooke sent these 12 fabulous Christmas stockings and they are so pretty with their feathery tops that they are sure to be a hit.
Thanks for all your support, Jan Mac

12 comments:

Jan Mac said...

The photo looks better if you click on it to make it larger. Jan Mac

Mary-anne said...

Well done Jan. Gloria is anamazing teacher, isn't she? Her books are well worth getting.
I love the photo, too.

Carol E. said...

It's gorgeous! Well done!

kaiteM said...

that's so clever Jan, and it looks very striking. well done you for finishing something for yourself.

willywagtail said...

What a wonderful way to remember a holiday. I am envying the fun you had planning this gorgeous quilt. Cherrie

-girl from the bush said...

Hi jan, love the stockings. Do you know what size these finish at thanks? sue~nz

Neroli Henderson said...

Beautiful work Jan!

Lynne said...

That piece of textile art is very inspiring and very beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Merilyn said...

Congratulations on completing your first textile art piece!!! You did a great job, I love the colours especially!

Gina E. said...

Oops! I didn't realise you want the stockings sent to Janice Bartlett; I've posted seven to you today.

Anne said...

What a lovely piece of work your quilt is, the colours really glow as intended. I did Gloria's workshop at the Bendigo SCQ Retreat and enjoyed it thoroughly and finished my quilt which was from a photo of a Renmark Murray river sunset.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is amazing how the quilt looks like the photo...only better! Great job!