Friday, December 31, 2010

Reminder of Autumn

This is a very nice quilt of the traditional kind. The fabrics and the oak leaf design remind me of Autunm. The leaves were hand appliqued using metalic threads. I quilted it with an all over design of oakleaves and acorns.

This is my last post for 2010. I want to thank everyone who takes the time to look at my blog ,which is my record of my work.I enjoy posting on it and hope you continue to look at it and enjoy my work. I have been really busy leading up to Christmas and now will have a few days off. I hope your Christmas was joyful and full of visits with your loved ones as mine was. Have a Happy New Year and we will meet again in blog land in the new year .

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beautiful Bears

My customer embroidered these cute bears on her embroidery machine., then combined the blocks with plain blocks and borders for a new baby in her life. I quilted the plain blocks with a new design by Joanne knott of the Quilters Quilter. The trimmed background in the bear blocks is a design by Anita Shackleton. A very pretty cot quilt for a new baby.The binding was sewn on while still on the frame.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fairies for Saffron

My customer made this georgous quilt for her granddaughter Saffron, from a book purchased at Quilters Bazaar. She couldn't help herself and added more applique and stitching and ended up with this beauty. I hope my quilting does it justice.The borders and background 2" squares are quilted using the statler and a fairy design by Anne Bright. Then I took the belts off and freehanded the blocks. It was lots of fun to do. The recipient of this quilt is one verrrry lucky little fairy princess. It is a shame I did not get a good photo of the whole quilt.

Monday, December 20, 2010

hearts aflutter

My customer made this for a little girl in her life. She made it nice and bright and colourful then had it quilted with hearts. It is a very happy quilt for a little girl.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Music to my ears.

The ownr of this quilt loves asian fabrics and music,so she combined both types of fabric in this cute wall hanging - or bedtopper- for herself. I used gold thread to make the quilting pop, and another design by Kim Diamond.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Asian Influence.

My customer visited a taylor in Vietnam and they gave her some scraps of silk. Carol has used them to make outfits for many different asian figures.They look awesome. I quilted it with an edge 2 edge design called Bamboo Butterfly by Kim Diamond. I trimmed out the cream blocks with the figures in them and used a background fill with trim by Anita Shackleton.This quilt is for one very lucky little granddaughter.

Oops !! this back view is for the next quilt to view. I am not very good at this blogging yet.LOL

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas is Nigh!!

These lovely table runners along with 2 more have been made by a lovely customer of mine. She is in her 80's and has macula degeneration ,so I don't know if she will be quilting at this time next year. I dearly hope so. Anyway she has made thes for her children and her neighbour who looks after her animals when she is away. I did a Holly berry panto on them and trimmed out the centre blocks and customed around the applique centres. What a lovely memory for her family to keep.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fat Quarters.

Here we have a beautiful fat quarter quilt made using the "Rural Jardin" range available from Quilters Bazaar. I used a really beautiful e2e design called lovebirds from the Keryn Emmerson Kitchen Sink Club. I will use this design often.I am very impressed with this quilt.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oriental influence.

Today we have a lovely quilt made by Leanne for her nephew. Leanne used oriental fabrics with maple leaves dominating the fabrics so I used a maple lef design to quilt it. This is very suitable for a male. Nice job Leanne.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Unusual Quilt

I think this quilt was made using a Jelly Roll But can't swear to it. It would make a great scrappy quilt wouldn't it? I had fun quilting this with a nice scrolly,swirly design It suited this quilt well.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lizzie Mae

Hello again.
Today I would love to show you this georgous medallion quilt called Lizzie Mae available in kit form or Block of the month from Quilters Bazaar. The centre medalloin is crosshatched behind the applique.the triangles ( browns) have a fleur flower triangle design by Joanne Knott in each one .All the plain blue blocks have feathered wreaths placed in them. Each star block has the same design in the star block border and the old maids puzzle block has its own design as does the third block .It does look amazing. Don't you just love the newspaper print fabric for the backing. The paper is from the same era as the fabrics. Enjoy

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Footy anyone?

MyFor all the overseas visitors to my blog I would like to say hello and welcome. This quilt represents one of our Australian Rules Football Clubs called Hawthorne.The Hawks for short. My customers husband is a sign writer and drew up he central applique. It is very realistic Her son will just love this quilt for sure. I did an all over design of footballs and what looks like flames but I trimmed out the centre medallion and outline quilted the hawks head and did sunray lines behind as a background fill. As a Collingwood supporter I have to say this quilt is very ,very nice.

This back view is of my next quilt it is stars and horseshoes.

Friday, November 19, 2010

1930's daisy quilt

Today I have another hand pieced and appliqued quilt by Esmae. This time using 1930's fabrics. It is a lovely fresh looking quilt that reminds me of spring. I Trimmed out the applique, outlined around them to make them pop, and used a double line background fill. I used a Kim Diamond feather in the white border and an Anne bright flower border on the piano key border. I know I say it all the time but I really like this quilt.