Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Jelly Roll Crosses

I made this quilt to use up a jelly roll I had won.   I quilted it with allover freehand feathers.  

I plan to give it to a friend that will find a good home for it.

The back was pieced to use up some fabric I had in my stash, but you can see the quilting nicely with the white thread.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Coast Walk

Today Covid restrictions were eased and we could increase the travel distance from 5kms to 25kms from home.  So I drove to Spotswood and went for a walk along the coast for a change of scenery.

Although it came over cloudy towards the end of my walk, I love this picture of Melbourne in the distance with the shipping port to the right and seagulls in the foreground.

Here is the map.  I walked just over 25kms.  

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Churn Dash Chain

I made this quilt top for a friend a several years ago, and finished quilting it a couple of months ago whilst most people in Melbourne were stuck at home.

I wanted to create a secondary circular design with the quilting.

I trusted it to the post, and here it is on my friend's bed.

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.