Sunday 31 March 2013

More Mini Feather Wreaths

This gorgeous quilt was made by Annemarie.  It is a Moda Collection for a Cause pattern that came in a tin printed with a picture of the quilt.

All the sashing and blocks were ditch stitched and I CCed the pinwheels.  The plain squares had a mini feather wreath.  There were 182 full mini wreaths, and 28 half mini wreaths in this quilt.

Saturday 30 March 2013

Mini Feather Wreaths

A traditional medallion quilt by Michelle Yeo.  I ditch stitched the seams, and placed a feather wreath on each of the unpierced squares.  I like how the circular quilting softens the squareness of the piecing.

Friday 29 March 2013

Scotchman's Creek Trail

Over the past month I have been working on increasing the distance I can walk to the level I could before breaking my ankle six months ago.  Due to the damage I did to the soft tissue, until recently I could only walk, or more accurately limp, around a kilometre or so.

I still have a way to go, and my ankle still swells up every day, and aches when I do too much.  I still don’t have the balance I used to have so need to be very careful as I walk, and I have to walk slower than I used to.  But I am making progress.  I have been told by both my doctor and my physio that this type of injury takes around eighteen months to fully recover from, so I am trying to be patient.

I am very lucky to live in Melbourne where there are some great walking trails.  Today Paul and I decided to walk along the Scotchman’s Creek Trail.  My longest walk since my injury which I did last weekend was 7.5kms, and as today’s walk was fairly flat, I wanted to walk at least 8kms.  I ended up walking nearly nine and a half kilometres.

The Scotchman’s Creek Trail is one I haven’t done in several years and is a lovely walk along the creek, at one stage going under the Monash Freeway through a long tunnel.  

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Diamond Quilt

This quilt was made by Ina.  There are so many fabrics in the diamonds, and they all blend beautifully.

It was quilted with my freehand feather plume on the diamonds.  In the centre I outlined the appliqué and then quilted feathers around it. 

The outer border I ditch stitched and put little feathers in the setting triangles.


Saturday 9 March 2013

Mini Embroidery Quilt

Janet Sansom made a mini version of one of her embroidery quilts and I had fun quilting it with feathers and little double pebbles.

If you want to see Janet’s larger version of this quilt click here.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Large Appliqué Quilt

This gorgeous and very large appliqué quilt was made by Margaret, and it was a pleasure to quilt.

I love feathers, and there were plenty of large open spaces for me to quilt feathers, so I was happy.

I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WIP on Wednesdays.

Monday 4 March 2013

Another Rose Square

Maria made my Rose Square quilt.  I really like the fabrics she chose which give it a fun and funky feel.

We discussed the possibility of custom quilting, but after weighing up the options, Maria chose to have me quilt my freehand allover feather plume pattern on her quilt, which I think looks fantastic on the open areas.  

It doesn’t really show in the photos, but the thread was a light lime green which showed subtly, and really complimented the quilt.

If you want to see my original Rose Square quilt click here.

If you want to see this quilt design in different colours click here.

Sunday 3 March 2013

Lots of Stars

This is Barbara’s quilt.  It is a Jinny Byer block of the month.  Barbara said she learnt a lot making all the different stars, and she did an amazing job of piecing the quilt.

Barbara chose to have my freehand allover feather plume pattern on her quilt.  It was quilted in a dark blue thread which blended really well and didn’t distract from the fabrics.