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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Motorcycles anyone?

This dear customer had he 80something birthday(it is a secret how old) on Thursdayand is still making quilts This one is for her great grand son, who is 3. I quilted it with an all over design of motorbikes and swirls. Pat does a wonderful job.

I love the backing fabric.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Country Mouse

Kim Diamond from "Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio" designed this cute quilting design for me for just this type of quilt. The design is called "Country Mouse" and has a doormouse,a squirrell, and a rabbit standing in clothes.It is sooo cute. I will be able to use this design quite a bit.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

1930'0 nine patch

today I have some photos of a quilt made with 1930's fabrics I custom quilted the white blocks with a block design called double heart block by Joanne Knott of " Its a Quilt Thing". the 9 patches have point to point curves and the borders were a feather design. I loved the way the quilting worked on this .I hope you like it too.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monkey Business

Robby has only been quilting for about 12 months now and she continues to amaze me with her design choices. This is a quilt made for her middle aged friend who just loves monkeys .I love it. I quilted it with an all over design called monkey faces. Very appropriate. Another lovely quilt if a little bit cheeky Robby.LOL.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Custom quilting

I have had a run on e2e quilts lately but have a few custom quilts coming up. Here is the first of them. I have quilted this quilt several times before. Each customer wants it quilted the same as the others, which means I know wht I am going to do and cn just get into it. I do enjoy custom work occasionlly. I hope you enjoy seeing another one of these quilts, made from a kit brought from Quilters Bazaar Gisborne.

Friday, November 5, 2010


The yellow in this quilt really makes the stars pop. I think it would be really good in a larger size for a boys bed. It has been quilted in an overall swirly design to give the stars movement

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This is another quilt made by a first timer. This time it has rustic applique on some of the blocks. I believe it is for her 12 year old granddaughter. I just know the little girl will love it. I have quilted it with an e2e design of butterflies and flowers.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Here we have a quilt made from a panel of fbric by folklorica called oceania (I think).
I love the unusual shapes of the animals and flowers. This quilt has black batting to go with the black backing to prevent pokies. I quilted it with an all over design called under the sea.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

sampler Quilt

HI.It is raining here tonight.We are expecting about 70 mils of rain and minor flooding. I hope that is the most we get. This lovely quilt in purple hues is Verna's very first attempt at quilting. She is in her 80's. hasn't she done a teriffic job? Verna has her second quilt already started. You go girl!! Verna requested this quilt to be done with an e2e called gentleness.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trip around the world

Carika has just finished this lovely BIG trip around the world quilt made using batik fbrics. I quilted it with a really nice design by( Anne Bright again). called Tropical. I use a lot of her designs as they quilt out beautifully and I have many of them to suit all types of quilts.