Tuesday, 2 October 2007

drawing fun

I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon with the girls drawing in the sunshine pouring through our dining room windows. I love the drawing and designing process, I have so many ideas in my head and many of them already on paper, its just the time to then put them onto the fabric. Here is what I was playing with on Sunday. It is a design for my new Mini Lace workshop. So it is based on the Lace#2 quilt which we exhibited at Paducah this year. The design was done totally by my sister Tracey Browning and her inspiration came from an antique piece of German Lace by Anton Unger. She made the whole quilt as a wholecloth and then I spent about 80-100 hours colouring it to give the WOW factor to a magnificent design. I have taken bits from the pic of the original (as I dont have it here) ,freehand drew, turned, twisted, added new bits to fit a 20" square design for a class piece... Now its going to go off to the very talented Hermione to digitise, Tracey will then stitch them out for me with her Intelliquilter and machine so all you lucky girls can just have the fun of the colouring.... without the stress of the quilting! thats my type of quilting....

so I promise I'll show you more when I've coloured it.

Just a quickie note here girls, I have put some short time specials up on the website to try and rebalance my stock levels. Check here as its only for two weeks. I'd love to be sending packages all over the world to you all.... They are all of first quality, just some designs have built up more than others when they all get printed at once....

Leave a comment and at the end of the two weeks one lucky 'commenter' will receive a surprise pack of these patterns. Plus, being fairly new to blogging I am wondering how many people have found me here yet... maybe only two of you!! good chance of winning then....

hugs for today
Helen

6 comments:

Lisa said...

I so envy your drawing ability Helen - wish I had that skill...oh well, at least I can stitch other peoples drawings!

Helen Stubbings said...

thanks Lisa, you know I am no artist but I do enjoy it and would draw all day if I had the time. I do so appreciate that you are willing to stitch them!
H

Lesley said...

Pleased to have found you, please enter me in the draw for a surprise pack. I love your stitcheries, always fresh and easy to incorporate into a cushion or wall hanging.

Anonymous said...

Greetings Helen, I do read & enjoy your blog. I love reading blogs from Aussie designers and I am pleased to let you know your blog is very much enjoyed & appreciated. Keep up the great work. JC.

Helen Stubbings said...

Thanks for leaving a comment Lesley and JC, I would be really interested to know where you are from, and you are both entered into the draw! hugs Helen

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen
I found you!!! I am only new to blogging also. A couple of months ago I saw an ad in a craft magazine for a website. When I looked at the website it was actually a blog. Well, who's now hooked on blogs? They are so much fun. It's so interesting to see what people are making & doing.
Anyway, love reading your blog & seeing what your up to. Kerrie