Friday 30 November 2012

Appliqué and Feathers

This gorgeous (and huge) appliqué quilt belongs to Allison.  I quilted this back in August.  Right now I think about my life in terms of ‘before the broken ankle’ and ‘after the broken ankle’.  Even though August wasn’t that long ago, it feels like another lifetime.

It was quilted with two ovals of feathers mirroring the shape of the appliqué, and McTavishing on the background.  

I did a small row of pebbles next to the feathers to emphasise them.

The back showed the quilting beautifully.

In my next post I will show how I marked the feathers and the order in which I quilted this large quilt.

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Australian Christmas Quilt

This is another quilt I did way back before I broke my ankle.  This is made by Carol and I love the design.  

This is my favourite block.  The mother kangaroo’s expression seems so tolerant with her pouch stuffed full of presents.

Nearly two weeks ago I went back to the hospital for more x-rays, the cast came off, and I have graduated to a boot.  I get to wear this lovely fashion accessory for six weeks as I learn to take weight through my ankle again.  I am now ‘furniture walking’ i.e. hobbling between pieces of furniture, and using a cane.  This is lot better than crutches as it gives me a free hand to carry things.

I am slowly catching up with the allover bookings, and many of my wonderful customers have allowed me to postpone their custom bookings until after Christmas.  I am still quilting sitting down, it is slower, but I have worked out a routine that helps.  

I am learning patience........