A Drawing A Day – Week 26

Two huge milestones this week, the first happened last Thursday when I finally sewed the last stitch into the quilt I have been working on for seven years.  It is now complete, finished, done, and laying in splendour on my bed.

Hand pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden

Hand pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden

This has been made for my grand daughter, sadly I don’t see her very often, but this will show her one day that I thought about her a very great deal.  This also shows my wasted hours watching TV.

I have now been doing a drawing a day for SIX MONTHS but I must confess that this last week I missed a day (but did two the following day), this was on the Thursday that I finished the quilt.  But all the other days I have actually sat down and drawn.

Summer has come at last to this corner of England, so we have had a day out at the seaside and sat around outside, how wonderful.

Here then are my drawings for the week…….

175 Southwold Pier

175 Southwold Pier

176 Poppies

176 Poppies

177 Intertwined wisteria and clematis

177 Intertwined wisteria and clematis

178 Greenhouse and water butt

178 Greenhouse and water butt

179 Corner of a border

179 Corner of a border

180 Left handed life drawing

180 Left handed life drawing

181 Cabin garden

181 Cabin garden

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13 thoughts on “A Drawing A Day – Week 26

  1. clarepooley33

    I recognised Southwold Pier immediately before seeing the title! The left-handed life drawing is wonderful! I can’t draw or write at all with my left hand (though I can throw better left-handed!). Well done in finishing the quilt! They take so long to do and are so fiddly – I am in awe of you! I love all the sketches you’ve made in the garden – very pretty!

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    1. Draws Shoots and Leaves Post author

      Yes, the pier is very distinctive, I knew that you would be familiar with it, shame the sea looks more like a field though. The left handed drawing is good practice as it circumvents the brain already ‘knowing’ what the figure looks like and allows you to look in a different way. Thank you for your kind comments. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine (my garden is starting to flag though). Sue

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      1. clarepooley33

        So much watering to do as although it’s been cool it has also been dry. Last night’s rain has helped! Interesting info about left-handed drawing – thank-you Sue.

  2. vivjm

    Your quilt is beautiful! I can’t sit and watch the TV without sewing so I do EPP patchwork too :-). I see you have tied the quilt – I’ve never tried that before – what sort of thread did you use?
    PS/ your drawings are lovely too!

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    1. Draws Shoots and Leaves Post author

      Eagle eyes! to notice the knotting! I used a sort of thickish crochet cotton on a cone from a charity shop and sewed it on with a zigzag bartack by machine (shock horror) in a long long thread across the length of the quilt, then I snipped between the bartacks and knotted (a bit of a cheat but I could not face all that threading and knotting and I think the effect is the same). Next project is likely to be Suffolk Puffs (Yo-yos) – mindless sewing but a brilliant effect at the end of it. Also keen to start working my way through my Alabama Chanin books! I saw the quilt you posted last week and was going to comment on it, it is beautiful and amazing how the simple hexagon lends itself to so many different layouts, and you can stop whenever you like, start with an table mat, grow to cushion cover, then a throw, then a single quilt and finally a double or even a king size! Thanks for the kind comment about my drawings. Sue

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  3. occasionalartist

    Congratulations, for finishing your gorgeous quilt (clearly television hours were not wasted) and your six months of drawing. I love your drawings of your garden just exquisite. So glad your summer weather has improved. Karen

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  4. mannerandmaterial

    Great sketches this week Sue, but I love the quilt. Don’t feel bad, I have quilts from the 1980s I haven’t finished.

    I like doing hexagons. I made a purse from hexagons, there is something relaxing about sewing them by hand. Not sure if you used papers, but I like it!

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