Monday, January 31, 2011

Handymans quilt

Firstly in the next few days it is my daughter Lorraine's birthday I would like to wish her many happy returns.
OOps I forgot to rotate this picture,sorry.
My friend Iris has been coming to my home and learning to use my machine. this is a quilt she made for her DH Colin.The fabrics are amazing. Iris chose an E2E of carpentry tools to funish off this quilt.It looks great. Good job Iris.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dresden Plate

This lovely Dresden plate quilt is beautifully appliqued with the finest of stitches. I quilted an all over design by Anne Bright called Brenda's Tulips. I am a big fan of purples and pinks.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Double Wedding Ring

I had the pleasure of quilting this lovely hand pieced double wedding ring quilt between Christmas and the first week of January. My customer wanted roses,so I used the Carmens roses set from One song needle art.It looks stunning.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Looking at the swollen river from our paddocks. The line of trees in the front is the creek bank.This is when the waters are receding.
Looking across the paddocks
On our way out in the water police vehicle.

Water on the rise between our chookshed and Steves shed

Dear bloggers.I am sorry I haven't posted for a while but I have been in the midst of the floods here in Victoria. The little town where I live had been inundated with flood waters. Barely any homes have escaped without major damage. There are about 200 homes and 800 people in Carisbrook. I live on a few acres outside of town and escaped the worst of it. Just some damage to fencing,pump etc. I am the lucky one. My home and studio are fine. here are some photos of the floods. I am back at work now and will try to post regularly again.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New garden and veradah

Hi I thought I would post some photos of my new grden path from the house to my studio and my new verandah and garden beds. The gardens were finished Early November. The first pic is looking down the verandah to the wood shed. The trees in the background are on the creek.
This photo is a shot of the side of the studio .In the background is the cows paddock and further back the trees line the creek which bends around 2 boundaries of our property. As you can see the rest of the yard is still a work in progress.
This is a view of my new garden path that leads from the house to the studio The dahlias are seedlings that normally grow about 10" to 12" high. They must like the sugar cane mulch because they have gone mad LOL.

This is a photo of me and my 2 dogs Monty the Border Collie and Buster the Fox Terrier walking down the path in the evening. The sprinkler system and the lights were a Christmas present from my DH.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fat quarter Quilt

Another day ,another quilt.

This fat quarter quilt in georgous fabrics from the new William Morris range available on line at Quilters Bazaar looks absolutely charming in real life. I quilted it in an all over design as requested. Love the colours

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sampler quilt

Hi I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year as I have,but now I am back to work.
Here is another great sampler quilt .It is huge 94" x 96" if my memory serves me correctly. Beautifully pieced in a beginners class at Quilters Bazaar. Quilted in an all over design as requested by the owner.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Another quilt by Jenny

Jenny has been very busy finishing up Christmas presents and here is another one. This is a sampler quilt also done in a group with about 10 other ladies.I must be clear here each lady made her own quilt top. I have posted some of them earlier. I love the colour choices Jenny made in this quilt the finished quilt is lovely. Congratulations Jenny Quilted with an all over design by Anne Bright.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

29 fat quarter quilt

Jenny and a group of fellow quilters decided to make this lovely quilt. Each one looks so different with the fabrics chosen. Jenny made this one for her grandson. I love the fossil fern fabrics she chose. The photo does not do the colours justice,and it is a really nice quilt for a young man. I quilted it with maple leaves all over design. Another great finish for you Jenny.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Oceanica quilt

Hi, I hope you had a great New Years Eve last night .I went out to a local Highland Society club with some friends for dinner and a show. They even had the piping in of the haggis.

Well now down to more quilty things.
We have pictured here a quilt made using the Oceanica range of fabrics. The fabric panel is quirky and I love it. this quilt is for a boy so I quilted fish all over it. Isn't it great?