Wednesday 11 February 2015

thinking about Reflections

I have made my two blocks for the Modern Irish Bee and will pop them in the post tomorrow.
I think the image is slightly blurred.
Each of the squares finishes just one inch, so I'm glad it's only two blocks.

I enjoyed piecing as I haven't done any patchwork in a while.
It got me in the mood again.
Now looking forward to next month whatever it may be.
And I have an idea already for my month, which is April!

The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild have an exhibition in conjunction with The Irish Patchwork Guild in May.
The theme is Reflections.
So my head is in a spin thinking about ideas.
Size is limited to a maximum of 30 inches.
So an achievable size for two months work.
I have been pinning ideas on Pinterest and Flckr(which I am new to)

This is a picture I took on my local beach.
The light is reflecting on the wet sand.

As it is here too.

I quite like the light reflecting on the rippled sand.

I like the idea of trees reflecting on water. Bare branches and twigs.

 I took these pictures on a walk recently of trees bare of leaves.

And looking down at marks on the snow.

I am thinking dark and light.
Maybe not too literal.

Mark making.
I am looking forward to getting my sketchbook going on this one.



  1. Love the bright colours in your Irish Bee blocks. Cant wait till I see what you come up with for the Reflections theme.

    1. Still thinking about my reflections. Keeping me awake at night! Sad

  2. Looks like your quilt is coming along just fine .....xx

    1. Thank you Linda. I spend too much time thinking and not enough doing

  3. your squares are great, have to get cracking with mine

    1. I really enjoyed all that tiny messy thread everywhere piecing. Got me in the mood for piece work again.

  4. Gosh you were quick making those bee blocks! I'm working on reflections too! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    1. I am very excited about being in the Bee Ruth. I am reflections on the brain at the mo but really need to get started soon.

  5. Hi Angela, thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Unfortunately I can't reply to it directly as you are a 'no reply comment blogger'. So i'm communicating this way. A lady in one of my classes at Quilter's Quest is also submitting a piece on reflections tomorrow at the Guild (Esme). My Tuesday morning class are particularly interested in quilted picture/art. I was wondering if you ever had a Tuesday morning free would you consider coming along and giving a talk about your fabulous work?