'Please No More Grapes'
Re-commenced this year.
Washed twice to get the many years of flotsam and jetsam from it.
'Hexicans in Japanese Prints'
The quilt was machine quilted by Fiona the Quilting Fairy"
I chose my favourite colours of Blues and Greens in some very pretty fabrics.
The plates are needle turned and the quilting has been done by hand".
very prettily displayed on our Lyn Ballinger quilt stand perpetual trophy! so how did you score that one Lainey??
"My niece rang to tell me that she was having another baby and that the new nursery was Tiffany blue and owls. As I am her favourite quilting aunt she wanted to give me plenty of warning for the new baby quilt.
What on earth is Tiffany blue??
I'd never heard of it either so onto the web and looked up Tiffany and Co in Ney York and found their website is a pretty aqua colour. Hopefully this is what Meredith means by Tiffany blue, 'cos that is what she is going to get.
P.S. I was given 7 months notice, I think I heard before the grandmother".
'Don't Bug Me'
'Xmas Around the World'
She wanted to bring some Xmas Joy, in July to her darling man, and piecing the quilt made the whole household joyous.
It brought together the traditional design and the newer colour wash techniques.
The design comes from a colour wash class I did, with the famous Yan Pring in 1996 in the northern suburbs of Sydney. This design, is taken from the book, Colourwash Quilts, by Yan Pring and published by Express Publications 1995
It has been machine pieced using the strip piecing technique used in Yan's book and machine stippled on an old Singer treadle sewing machine born in the 1930's.
There are 9 different Xmas theme fabrics rescued from a Xmas stast, and very fine cotton wadding has been used so the quilt can be used as a table throw as well as a wall hanging".
'Dr. Seuss Strikes Again'
However all my children are too old for this quilt so it is for sale.
It has been machine pieced.
I had it machine quilted by Carmen Brown".
The fabric for this quilt was given to me by my daughter-in-law as a birthday gift.
Professionally machine quilted"
Blocks by friends of the "Bossy Stitchers" group.
Made and machine quilted by me
Hand quilted by friend Gwen"
Val ran a workshop on tessellations and I suddenly had the inspiration for my lovely fabrics.
The coat was eventually completed with the help of Sue 3 years later.
All my favourite colours are in the coat.
'All that Jazz'
I love red, black and white.
The musical fabrics makies the piece look very unique.
Quilted by Judy of Furball Farm"
"What a relief being able to use up small scraps of materials and mini pieces, through a book called Cat Craft Collection by Better Homes and Gardens.
Using their designs and some of my own ideas was great fun. The cats seemed to become life like with their own personalities and antics, which are much loved by the children".