Sunday, 13 July 2014

Pam’s House Quilt

This sweet quilt was made by Pam using both needle turn and blank stitch appliqué. 

I did small meandering on the background and outlined a lot of the appliqué so the houses pop.  I especially love the colours. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Embroidery and Feathers

Yet another of Janet Sansom’s beautiful embroidery quilts. 

I liked the straight lines I did on the wide sashing on Marion’s quilt and decided to do it again on Janet’s.  The area between the lines was wider so I did a more freeform feather that matched the feathers I did in the setting triangles and border.

The back really shows the quilting and the outlining of the embroidery.

Monday, 30 June 2014

More Square Feathered Wreaths

This small quilt was made by Anna. 

It was quilted with a combination of feathers, ditch stitching, and straight lines in the sashing.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Square Feathered Wreaths

There were a lot of mini feathered wreaths on Jill’s quilt which was designed by Sandra Boyle. 

Jill asked me to take the feathers out to the edges of the square.  I really liked the effect on this quilt as it filled the plain areas completely, and complimented the design of the quilt.

 All of the pieced blocks were ditch stitched.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Hearts Desire

Exquisitely appliquéd, this stunning quilt was made by Wendy, and the design is by Esther Aliu called Hearts Desire.

Wendy’s quilt was a pleasure to quilt.  I quilted a background fill of small curls to make the appliqué pop. I also quilted feathers around some of the border, and around the centre block.  Some of the larger pieces of appliqué were outlined to anchor it.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Crazy Anne

The quilt was made by Chris Serong in gorgeous reproduction fabrics on a striking yellow background.  She is teaching this quilt at the Australasian Quilt Convention next year.

This was the quilt on the machine when I broke my ankle last year.  I was in the hospital on the phone to my sister explaining to her how to take it off as I didn’t want it on the machine unsupervised as the last of the renovations were going on.
Luckily Chris was patient as it didn’t get back on the machine for several months as I needed to stand to do the ruler work.

I wanted to make the quilting on the border interesting and broke it into two areas mirroring the shape around the stars blocks.

I had a lot of trouble deciding what to quilt around the stars.  I tried quilting feathers but they didn’t look right so I unpicked them.  I was a lot happier with the straight lines echoing the piecing.

Chris entered in into the Sydney Quilt Show and it was lovely to see it bound and hanging.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Reproduction Fabrics and Traditional Quilting

When Marion brought me this quilt my heart skipped a beat.  Even my husband, when he saw it on my machine, said that it is my kind of quilt as it is the design and fabrics I personally favour.  

Marion gave me artistic freedom to quilt it asking me to quilt it heavily with lots of feathers.  I was in heaven.

I quilted the straight lines in the sashing with the feathers in between to really emphasise it as a connector between the circular blocks.

The square piecing between the sashing I also quilted with some straight lines so the quilting here was more noticeable.

Each circular block was quilted differently with a combination of feathers and ditch stitching