Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why I am here / Why am I here? / Why, here I am

I have set up this blog with a specific purpose - to enable me to post photos of "works so far" as I progress through the Crazy Quilt Journal Project.  As a relatively new quilter (just over two years) I have a lot of enthusiasm and, no doubt, a lot to learn so this blog will aim to be a record of my sewing achievements from now on.  I wish I had started blogging earlier, though, if only for my own records.

Anyway, on the sewing front I have already made a small wallhanging composed of three pieces of crazy quiltingHere are the three panels separately:

 

I really enjoyed making these panels, partly because it gave me an excuse to do some hand sewing, partly to use some of the more exotic fabrics from my stash and partly to experiment. And then of course, the wonderful justification of gazing at yarns, beads, silks, buttons....I'm sure you know the feeling.

Hidden away amongst the embroidery are two spiders, a beetle and a wormy snake (it started out as a worm but the snake's forked tongue provided a better visual impact).





It was while doing these that I discovered the Bullion Knot - a wonderful invention for depicting spiders!

So, when my daughter became enthusiastic about the CQJProject I thought "Why not" (or "Why Knot, even) and so here I am :-)

9 comments:

VivJM said...

Congrats on your first blog post :-). Your work looks beautiful (and even better in real life!). Love from your enthusiastic daughter x

Clare said...

I adore those spiders. Welcome to Blogland.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Wow, what beautiful stitching. Welcome to blog land Spider Gran (I can't tell you how much I LOVE that name!).

Julie said...

Fabulous blocks. I loved the little toadstool actually! And the spider.
Good work Spidergran.
best wishes, Julie.

iHanna said...

Blogging is so much fun, as is CQ. You'll have so much fun showing your crafts and writing about it. Enjoy!

Val said...

Such beautiful stitching. I can't wait to see what you put together for the challenge. Welcome to blogging :)

Allie said...

Welcome to blogland! I love your wallhanging, especially the snake - I'm not partial to spiders at ALL but you've done them well! Blogging is a great way to look back and see what you've accomplished, it sure helps me...my memory is NOT what it used to be!

Andria said...

I came here from your daughter's blog. I LOVE the look of crazy quilts, and yours is NO exception. Your spiders are fabulous! I hope you enjoy your adventures in blogging!

Spidergran said...

Thanks for all your kind comments everyone. My artistic advisor, my colour advisor, my blog setup consultant and my lovely daughter (all one and the same) will keep me enthusiastic for a whole year of crazy quilting and more. She's a gem!