Monday, 13 February 2012

In the Making (and a Fugly Winner!)

Did anyone else used to have an outdoor 'Banana Lounge' made out of woven plastic like this? A friend and I recently went and visited the Maitland Art Gallery, about 30 minutes west of us, and found a very cool series of art made from this retro plastic by Lucy Barker. I decided to give it a try with scrappy fabric.

My friend Mandie and I stood huddled and puzzled over this array of scrappy squares for such a long time. I didn't want a perfect 'two by two' pattern. I loved the way Lucy used some longer weaves  to accentuate colour and line. We tried placing fabric on top of each other, weaving long strips and copying the pattern and eventually turned to coloured-in card.

I used this 'pattern' to put the scrappy mini below together. I'm really happy with how it's turned out, but this woven card has get my itching to do the same with solids. Don't you think it would be effective?

Then, with some other scraps, I've been cutting for another quilt top, this time with warm reds, playing with a 'Spinning Stars' pattern by Anna Maria Horner, available for free download here.

There are 72 of each piece to cut! I've been working at it all day. I see triangles every time I close my eyes!!

So that's what I'm working on, what about you? 
You probably just want to know the winner of my Fugly Giveaway, do you? Let me just head over to now. :)

Mr Random chose number 6! I promise it's legit, I just don't have my techy husband here to get a page grab. Must learn this myself one day!!

Congratulations Eilah! I'll send you an email now! Thanks to everyone who entered and started following, I look forward to getting to know you better and sharing colourful ideas with you!
"eilah said...
I'm a follower--generous giveaway Jodi!"


  1. Ooooo... That's me!!! Yay, thank you Jodi :)

  2. Congratulations Eilah! You are a no-reply blogger so I can't email you. Email your address to and I'll post it to you! xx

  3. Jodi this is so inspiring! I adore the weaving - brilliant idea! Thanks for the link to the AMH pattern, I'm definitely going to use it. Yours looks like it'll be gorgeous :)

  4. I love your weaving idea and that's a fab link to amh. Congrats to Eliah:)


I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx