Monday, 8 February 2010

ATC swap

I have recently joined a small Yahoo group and as a starting point we decided to do an ATC swap. I had forgotten how enjoyable these can be. I decided to use a quilted sampler that I had made ages ago which I had then painted with metallic paint and added a reactive solution. The addition of some beads and some previously worked Tyvek was all that was needed. Not only fun but all recycled.

To Jo

From Fiona

I think that this was Fiona's first venture into ATCs and it is really lovely.

You may remember that I started a curved log cabin hanging in a class with Janice Gunner some time ago. That has now finally been finished. I decided that all it needed for the quilting was a curved line around the strips of the blocks and a sort of wavy square spiral pattern in the border. It was all quick to do and is now hanging in my work room. I found it very difficult to photograph and it doesn't show the quilting. Must go back to my camera manual.

That is really all I have managed to do since the last posting owing to work and what, at one time, seemed like a cold but now appears to be more like flu. I have been trying to read blogs but it has been an effort and certainly my ability to comment has been spasmodic. Still, I know that I will recover and it is a minor event compared to what others are suffering at the moment.

Enjoy creating and stay healthy.



  1. I love the colours and textures in your ATC and the curved log cabin quilt is stunning. Do hope you'll soon feel better - keep warm! It's been trying to snow again here.

  2. Hope you feel better soon, love the ATC's

  3. Maggi your works are always fantastic. I love the log cabin and the cards.
    I hope you feel better.
    ciao ciao

  4. I tried my hand at a few ATC's but they didn;t seem to fit in with what people were doing - however, yours are excellent Maggi - just the sort of thing i like. I might take it up again.

  5. I love the ATC pieces, Maggi! Gorgeous!
    And your curved log cabin is so whimsical and fun.

    Sorry you are not feeling well, and hope you get well soon!

  6. Love everything as usual! do hope you are feeling much better soon.

  7. Love the ATCs and the hanging. I hope you soon feel much better Maggi. These bugs are ferocious this year.

  8. I love the quilting in the border....great design. I hope that you are feeling better. I am in my 6th day of a cold and currently have no voice which is a bit of a worry since I am teaching a one day Machine Quilting class on may be a VERY quiet class!! Get better soon!!!!!

  9. Love the ATC's that you made Maggi they are beautiful.
    Take care of yourself and get better soon.

  10. Love the log cabin. I can just about see the quilting in the border and it's great

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  11. I LOVE the top 2 ATC. They are just to die for.

  12. Maggi, your ATC's are works of art in miniature, exquisite, and your beautiful curved log cabin would look wonderful on one of my walls!!!

    Wishing you well soon, Cath

  13. The ATC's are gorgeous! I really loved the texture of the first one.

  14. Hello sorry I have been quiet recently but I have just enjoyed catching up on your blog. Love the ATCs and all the felting....but I have been especially inspired by your sketchbook cover and the log cabin quilt. Fabulous work!!

  15. Hi Maggi,
    Your ATC's and your log cabin quilt look fabalous!
    Thank you for sharing your inspirational work.


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