Fun in my fabric world....

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A dash of colour!

Time has certainly whizzed past since my last post. Weekends away and a busy work life add up to a very quiet sewing room! The Big Bang workshop, so eagerly awaited, seems an age ago. Whilst I haven't had time to revisit what I started that day, I have looked at colour a little differently, especially in the world around me. It was one of those workshops that will probably continue to make me think for a long time to come.
Another highlight of that weekend was the time I spent with the inspiring Kathy Doughty. I have long admired the inimitable style of Kathy, her amazing use of colour and the enthusiasm she infects us all with. Kathy's work can be bold and innovative, she always makes me think and then look at what is created with fresh and often inquiring eyes.


I was fortunate to buy a copy of Kathy's new book, Adding Layers...and I love it. The projects are joyful and playful, with Kathy's signature use of colour, and, always a bit of surprise! It is about using your stash, interpreting traditional designs in a new way, being confident with your own choices. The photos are amazing too, showcasing glimpses of Sydney, by the talented John Doughty, who even managed to take a lovely pic of me...thanks John!


Well, all those lovely pics created a bit of a desire to recreate one of Kathy's projects...Dreamcatcher.


And today I arrived home to find this box of happiness waiting for me...it certainly made me smile!


I am looking forward to starting this!!!


Thank you Kathy, love your work!
Cardygirl xx


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16 comments:

Nedra said...

What an amazing experience you have had! I love Kathy's work, and that is a quilt I would love to make!

Too many eggs said...

Wow I look forward to seeing this gorgeous quilt come together, it will be amazing

Lorraine said...

Yum! That really is a gorgeous array of colour! Hope that sewing room is buzzing with activity soon!

Shay said...

Im really looking forward to seeing this beauty take shape.

That photo of you is also a beauty!

Susan said...

Will enjoy watching the progress pics on this one. Very vibrant.

Cheryll said...

WOW it's beautiful... and you will do it justice too! Pleased you had a fun time away & now we can all look forward to some pic's on its progress... :)

Lynda said...

I enjoyed reading about your weekend on Kathy's blog - the photo John took of you is so happy. Fabulous quilt you will be making!

Sue SA said...

Kathy does colour really really well, that is for sure! Look forward to seeing this fabric progress into a quilt over the next year.

kathy doughty said...

Thank you and pass the tissues please. love, k

Deborah said...

This will be a fabulous quilt!! And yours will be gorgeous!

pandchintz said...

What fun!! I'm hoping to pick up a signed copy of Kathy's book when we come up for our adventure!

Anthea said...

Whoh! Cardy - this is going to be a stunning quilt, I hope you enjoy making it! x

Kevin the Quilter said...

I cannot wait to add this book to my library as well! It is hitting the online quilting world by storm! How fun, and so cool that you know Kathy personally!

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's great you've been seeing colour around you in a different way. That's being creative even when you can't get into your sewing room. I didn't know Kathy's latest book was out already, I bet it's brilliant! That box of fabric, and the quilt you're going to make with it cretainly are!!

Marg said...

Ooh a lovely box of luscious fabrics. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt.

Michelle said...

Wow love that box of colour! I had the material obsession books on loan from the library recently and their take on colour and how it works really got me thinking about my colour choices and maybe pushing my comfort zone a little bit more. Love to see how it turns out.