Monday, October 27, 2008

Beautiful Quilt

Today I have a beautiful hand pieced quilt which was great fun to do.
This was my first hand pieced quilt.
I have since done several grandmothers flower gardens all hand pieced.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

place mats and lapquilts

Hi All. This a lap quilt made by a friend to sell on her bonemarrow stall so I put a nice E2E design by Anne Bright all over it and it looked great. I hope it sells ok for such a good cause.

My little craft group of 17 friends decided to make a table runner as a 1 day project. About 8 of us decided to do it. Two of the ladies had never pieced and patchwork before and are now hooked These are two of the table runners.. One was quilted using cross hatching and the other had large feather blocks and 1/2 blocks, both looked really great.

I will post again soon

Monday, October 20, 2008

Shabby Sheik or ?

I say shabby sheik the owner says French Provincial. Whatever you call it it is a beautiful quilt with the aplique perfectly executed.Quilted with signature variegated thread the end result was stunning.
Here are a couple more

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Purple passion

This lovely quilt was made by Helen in a group project the pattern was called Davids Choice.I don't know what magazine it was published in. Helen wanted straight lines in the border 1/2"apart.It was very effective. the centre was a border to border design using Anne Brights botanical blossoms. This quilt was a gift to Helens daughter.

Lorraines Wedding Quilt.


One of my beautiful daughters Lorraine was married on January 5th 2008 and four of her very best friends and myself hand apliqued this stunning quilt for her and her lovely husband Jim.It was a challenge for Sandra,Rosie,Annette and Andrea and myself as some of us had done very little needleturn aplique,but as you can see it turned out beautifully.
This was the first custom quilt that I quilted on my lovely new gamill named Fred. I opted for stipple all over,(around the aplique) and it worked out well.Lorraine was very pleased and so were the group of five.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2 for the boys.

Another one for the footy fans .Essendon is a team in the AFL.(Australian Football League).Any supporter young or old would love this one. I quilted it with an E2E with footys on it using black thread.

This is a very cute quilt for a little boy who loves Paddington Bear. The E2E quilt design was fun to do. I hope you like it.

Stay tuned for the next installment I have some great quilts coming up.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Candlewick majic.

Hi. today I have a beautiful candlewick quilt to show you .I have custom quilted it with feathers around the candlewicking in each block which makes each block look like it is framed. then rows of feathers each side of the candlewick borders.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pink and Green

This is a lovely quilt using an E2E design of hearts and loops. This was made for my customers mothers 95th birthday. it was a real pleasure to do this one

Pink and green again.This seems to be the colour combination of the year. I must say that the variety of designs and materials that fit into this criteria are huge and the quilts are georgous.

This is a beautiful big quilt made by Heather in a workshop and quilted with a design called just roses.The piano key border finished this one off.
See what I mean about pink and green?

Pink Fetish

Hi All.

It has been a busy week and loving it.

I have quilted some large quilts and 3 table runners this week so here is taste.
This stunning quilt was made by Kaye and quilted by me with an all over design digitised by Anne Bright, an American pattern designer. Kaye provided a thick but light poly batting for this quilt. Kaye has named it pink fetish. what a girl!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cutie Pie

Hi .
Today I have chosenone of the first custom quilts I ever did I used the precision stitch programme with my Statler Stitcher SS and some freehand.

I have had a great but very busy weekend with @44 guests on Sunday for the day. It was a combined family gathering to say happy 50th b/day to one of my sisters. My daughter and her partner from Mollymook NSW came home for a flying visit ,they have a wedding last saturday and another one to attend next Saturday.We are dogsitting for the week Timbre loves it here with my two dogs. It was also a welcome home to my neice and her partner from QLD on a weeks visit. And we all got to meet my new nephew only 6 days old. He is georgous.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Two for perusal

Hi I forgot to post yesterday so today I will post about 2 quilts.
The first quilt is a lovely cosy flannel quilt made for a little girl. I have quilted it with an E2E design 0f flowers and using Creative Studio which is the new programme for the Statler Stitcher computerised system for my machine,I used the trim feature. This allowed me to trim the patterns around the houses and trees so no stitching actually went onto them at all and created a feature of the houses. It looked great when finished and the little girl loves it.

My next selection for today is this beautiful mystery quilt made by my daughter from a block of the month mystery by Cathy Stevenson.

I custom quilted this one using designs from several international designers and some of the patterns which I received with my Gamil optimum+ with Statler Stitcher whic shall be named Fred,and known as Fred from now on. LOL.

I loved doing this quilt the challenge was exciting and I think the finished product is fabulous.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


This very pretty quilt was made by a customer as a sample for a mystry quilt workshop I attended on retreat with Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters. We used 12 fat quarters to make the quilt in a type of stack and whack method. We all had great fun making these quilts and the results were quite varied. I quilted this one with an All over design by Anne Bright called merrily.You can see the lovely design on the back of the quilt.
Now enough of this slacking off I am going out to my studio.

It is a very versatile design and popular too.

I have about 80 All over designs to choose from now.