Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hubble- explorations in space

I made for the 2014 Irish Patchwork Society's Explorations exhibition. Silk and velvet were used and I enjoyed every minute working on it.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Forest

I made this for Jacaranda Guild's 'Square and Rectangles' challenge - of course a forest. The way all the small squares and rectangles came together was a miracle. I got the inspiration during an early morning walk on my way to the Glenbarrow falls in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Co. Laois. I loved the way the light filtered through the trees and causing  patterns on the ground. 

Still Life

 I made this quilt for a Benatex fabric challenge and my first attempt at a still life.


Reflections was made using only linen and my first modern quilt. I enjoyed quilting on the solid linen. It was part of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland's 'Patterns' exhibition, 2013.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wild Atlantic Way - National Quilting week 2015

Exhibited at the Wild Atlantic Way Exhibition:
The fascinating and colourful Artic puffins are commonly found on the Wild Atlantic Way. They are portrayed against a typical “Kerry” landscape, using my own photographs as inspiration.
 Sky and sea fabric painted by Mickey Lawlor. Commercial batik, pigment pens. Machine raw edge and needleturn applique. Free motion thread sketching and quilting on a domestic sewing machine with a variety of threads.