Friday, October 3, 2014
Pennsylvania Baskets has been a quilt made by Linda Collins and a friendship group that she belongs to. These gorgeous baskets have all been made by the different members of the group and we decided to quilt every basket differently. Some have very freeform leaves and vines, some have very traditional cross-hatching and some are a combination of these themes. This was a beautiful and bright quilt to work on.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This beautiful quilt has been completely hand sewn by Elizabeth Grierson. She has made this block of the month project from Somerset Patchwork, 'Robin's Nest' was designed by Karen Styles and has so many intricate pieces. Feathers have featured heavily in the quilting of this quilt as have a few of my freeform curls ;-)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Judy Smith has made this beautiful sampler quilt about 15 years ago and after using it to teach with for quite some time she dicided that the time had come to finish the project. It is a well balanced sampler as the blocks compliment each other so well. The unpieced blocks gave me a chance to do some elaborate quilting. As did the lovely scalloped border.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
This beautiful quilt has been lovingly made by Ellen Borg, The pattern is 'Phebe" and can be found in Di Ford's book - Primarily Quilts. Ellen has hand sewn this entire project - what patience and skill! This quilt has been on quite a journey as Ellen lives in Norway and I am in Melbourne - Australia. There a few people to thank for their assistance in transporting Ellen's quilt both to and back, Moreen, Linda and Randi, I appreciate all of your help. Through many emails back and forth we decided to quilt the centre blocks with feathers coming out of the main vase to enhance the look of a full flower pot. All applique has been outlines with minimal quilting on the applique - flower petals and feathers on the birds e.t.c The star border has alternating feather wreath and cross-hatching and this design was then repeated in the final border. This quilt has been quite heavily quilted which has added a lovely texture to this very detailed quilt.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
This striking quilt has been made by Ann Mulvany - the pattern is 'Ballaarat Beauties' by Michelle Yeo. Ann has added two more rows of circles to make a large queen size quilt and slightly changed the placement of the circles in her design.. The result is a striking quilt that has so much beautiful and precise piecing. All of the white backing fabrc I have quilted a feather that points into the centre of the quilt and then I have had a wonderful time quilting each circle with different patterns that enhance each of the pieced designs. Lots of circles freeform hearts, curls, wavy lines .