Saturday, 14 May 2011

Illustration Friday and some Patchworking

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Here is my illustration for Illustration Friday. The word this week is 'Safari'.
You might have noticed I've had a bit of an animal theme going on of late. The toy figures I bought the other day have been very handy for this!
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If you've visited here before, you'll be aware I am a fiend for colour. Any excuse to play with, or choose colours is a good excuse as far as I'm concerned and what better way to use up scraps of colourful fabric than to make some patchwork?

First stages, cutting out the hexagon shapes out of paper, then using those templates for the fabric.

On a warm day, the garden is the best place to do this I find.

I'm going to need to buy some nice new coloured cotton thread now, which means another joyous bout of choosing colours - YaY!  :))

16 comments:

Rosie said...

Hey, we could have a patchwork party. Want any fabric scraps?

Diane said...

LOVING all of this color!! ANd both of your animal paintings are wonderful.... :)

Silke said...

Ooo, how fun! I've always loved color and being in art supply stores, yarn stores, fabric stores - where all the color is so beautifully displayed. Your patchwork creation is so happy looking as is your beautiful illustration!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! Love, Silke

Heather said...

Oh this is sooo fun! I love all of the color! have a great day

froggie said...

lovely lovely lovely, jess! :-))

Robin Larkspur said...

You are so clever! I love your patchwork. And I love your pincushion!

Ana said...

I love the colours on these illustration and photographs, make me smile :)

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

Colorful and inspiring illustration! :)

Felicity said...

your garden looks so pretty please can i bring my knitting round? fliss xxx

ruthie said...

Loving all you colourful paintings as always Jess, and the patchwork too, it is far too long since i did any!

Tammie said...

oh my, you are stitching by hand, how wonderful. I love your giraffe!

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Kerri said...

all that color u use is ONE of the things i LOVE about your fabulous artwork!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Playing with colours is wonderful! Great illustration too!

Missy said...

Love your illustration and lovely patchwork!

Sylvia Liu said...

I really like this and the rest of your work - so happy and colorful!