Friday, 3 August 2018

Wedding Present Quilt

I made this quilt in 2013 and finally added it to the My Quilts list.

This was a wedding present quilt for my sister.  They liked my Ruled by Chocolate quilt so I made something similar, but quilted it less densely so it would be soft on their bed.

It is big, and I made it so that it could be put on the bed in any direction.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Taking a Sabbatical

For fifteen years I have been running my long arm quilting business Addicted To Quilts - meeting and working with many wonderful quilters.

After a great deal of thought I will be taking a sabbatical.  This is exciting and a little bit scary.  I plan to work on my own quilts and to spend time with my family - maybe even do more blog posts......... 

Of course I will be completing all exiting bookings which will take me into next year.  If you have a booking, please contact me in the usual way.

I plan to start up my business again in 2020.  I really love my work and can't imagine not coming back to it.  At the same time, I am looking forward to taking a break and having time for other things as well.

If you would like to be included on an email list for me to notify you when I open bookings again, please visit my web site - Addicted To Quilts for a link to my email address.

Thank you to my customers who I have been lucky to meet and quilt for, your support is greatly appreciated.

Oh, and here is the obligatory picture of a quilt :)

Friday, 1 June 2018

Checkered Stars

This is a quilt I completed a few years back.  The top was completed in 2011.  I started quilting it in 2012, got around 80% of it done, and then had to take it off the machine to work on customer’s quilts.  It took another two years before it got loaded again so get the last bit done.

I quilted it heavily with a combination of straight and curved lines and of course feathers. 

I entered it into Showcase - which is the main show for my state of Victoria in 2015, and was thrilled that it won first in its category.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Bronwyn's Block Swap

This is Bronwyn's Block Swap Quilt.  You can see my version using the same blocks here. 

There were ten members of the block swap group, so it was an interesting number of blocks to have to incorporate into a quilt.  I like how Bronwyn offset her blocks into three rows leaving interesting space in between for quilting.

I wanted to emphasise the long lines of the quilt so quilted straight lines down the length of the quilt gong behind the blocks.

A plain fabric on the back shows the quilting beautifully.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Daisy Basket

This is Bronwyn's design which she calls Emma's Basket.  The templates are available through Victorian Textiles.

Bronwyn wanted the baskets to pop so didn't want allover quilting.

I continuous curved the white in the basket and quilted a daisy with two leaves above each basket.

Around the basked I quilted an intense allover daisy and leaf design.  I varied the sizes of the daisies to give interest.

To define the border I quilted a larger daisy design which I echoed and then quilted straight lines approximately half an inch apart.

The quilting shows really well on the white back.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Daisy Border

This is Barbara's gorgeous Dresden Plate quilt made with 1930s fabrics. She decided to have a random daisy design quilted in the border.

Barbara chose a background fill of small curls around the plates, which made the sashing and applique pop.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Daisy Allover

This pretty quilt belongs to Rae, and looks lovely with an allover daisy pattern.