Friday, January 13, 2012

Janet's Trunk Show - Part 2

As promised here is the second part of Janet's Trunk Show, some really beautiful quilts for you to drool over whilst enjoying a cuppa, thank you again to Debby and her team for the pics and words -A
Oh, and by the way, the sashed one patch design is the backing for that wonderful 'Quilt As You Go' half square triangle quilt! all pieced by Janet in the quiet times on their ocean voyage. 

A Kaleidoscope quilt made from watermelon print fabric - gorgeous colours

A beautiful Oriental Fan - hand pieced quilt. It’s another wall hanging. 
 Your home must be very colourful with all your beautiful wall hangings Janet.

This quilt has a lovely story.  Janet made this quilt for her daughter, the fabric is from the dress she wore for her brothers wedding its a liberty fabric (2005) Snowball pattern, what a great idea.

 This was a Challenge - a postcard from the Sunshine Coast.

 Another workshop by Jan Phillips - cartwheels & circles.

 A Thursday night group Round Robyn - Tulips set on point.

 ‘Mariners Compass’ - Janet made this one for her husband John.

Block of the month - Bright & interesting! "Altantis" machine pieced & quilted.

 A foundation pieced wall hanging, ‘Vege Garden’, yummy!

A Lorraine Carthew workshop, ‘Poppys’ using some absolutely gorgeous had dyed fabric.

Janet's 'Cottage friendship quilt'.  Janet chose a Christmas theme and wall hanging sizing for her quilt.

 'Colours of Australia' Janet made this clever quilt using a Bali Pop Jelly Roll and had it professionally quilted by the 'Quilting Fairy'
Thank you for sharing your wonderful quilts with us Janet.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Janet's Trunk Show - Part 1

The first part of Janet's trunk show featuring her wonderful quilts, thanks to Debby for pics and words.

Thank you Janet for sharing your gorgeous quilts with us, we had another interesting Trunk Show hearing your quilt stories.
Janet stumbled on quilting accidentally in 1997 & started with this sampler quilt to learn the techniques - all hand stitched & pieced.

 Janet then got the bug & bought a sewing machine (good thinking!)
Her next quilt was a Dresden Plate kit using an earthy palet. Machine pieced in 1998

 There was lots of left over fabric from the Dresden Plate kit so Janet created this quilt using the 'quilt as you go' method in a half square triangle pattern.

Janet and her Darling took to the ocean waves in their yacht for 18 months, space was a problem but Janet made sure there was some quilting supplies on board, she created this lovely quilt.

Janet was involved in a friendship block swap with 23 other gals and wanting to make a quilt hit on this great idea of adding extra blocks, the original friendship blocks have the white centers and coloured outer edges, while the additional blocks have a coloured center and a white border.  
The backing of Janet's friendship quilt.

A Christmas wreath wall hanging,  using lovely Christmas fabrics in a colour wash.      

A Lisa Siegal wallhanging 'Under the sea', done in a workshop.

Janet had a Japanese Phase as you do!! It is circles, hand pieced & hand quilted using beautiful Japanese fabrics.

 Janet made this very cosy flannel lap quilt for her mother in England.

 This is a Memory Quilt Janet made for her Mother-In-Laws 85th birthday.

 Janet made a Negative/Positive applique - leaves - wall hanging. Janet also hand dyed some of the fabric, clever girl
 Part 2 of Janet's Trunk Show will be loaded soon.....and there are some beautiful quilts to show you - A

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Janice Trunk Show

Janice started the evening with a few of her favourite treasures, all with lovely stories.

The sewing basket was given to Janice and her twin sister to share as children, Janice recently unearthed it and as she is the sewer guess who keeps it now!!
Two of her cross stitcheries
This is amazing Janice!  It’s a photo taken with her twin sister Nancy meeting  Princess Alexandra when she visited Nambour in 1959. Janice is the shy one. How cute.
The ceramic bunny rabbit filled with bath salts was given to her grandma when Janice was 6 or 7 & she just loved it.  When her grandma passed Janice was given the bunny so it holds happy memories.
A much loved doll given to Janice for her 10th Birthday

A lovely friendship quilt from Coes Creek Quillters group featuring  Australian Wildflowers

Friendship quilt - sampler, machine quilted

Janice made this quilt in 2000 for her parents Golden Wedding Anniversary, her Mum just loves it & Janice had to nearly beg her Mum to take it off her bed so Janice could share it with us!!

Janice made this quilt for her sisters Silver Wedding Anniversary but the sad thing is that Sis has never used it. I'd take it back! Its a nine patch and snowball design.

Here is a gorgeous Heart Colour wash quilt. I love this one, must do a class one day!-D  

This quilt was 4th favourite at the Buderium 2009 Quilt Show. Colour wash in Purples "Spiral Dance"

This is another gorgeous Shabby quilt in purples & greens

"All That Jazz", in red, black & white.

Don't bug me quilt. Very cute.

Batik quilt- just gorgeous Janice.  Hand stitched, reverse appliqué.

Janice used the circle cut-outs from the above quilt to create this wall hanging, recutting the circles to true, stitching them to a fabric square and then recutting into 4 to swap around and again restitch. Very clever.

A Story of Love and Caring.
Janice was visiting with a friend suffering terminal breast cancer, the friend complained to her Darling of being very cold and requested he get ‘one of those camp sleeping bags’ to keep her warm….well, the bag was a bit dusty and a bit ratty – as camping bags usually are.  Janice was inspired to make her friend a quilt with fabrics showing all the farming things that she loved so much, including growing Raspberries and Strawberries.  The only fabric Janice couldn’t source was one with Strawberries so she included some appliquéd strawberries in the quilt.  Her friend loved the quilt and it was returned to Janice at the end.
At a show and tell another of Janice’s friends, a lady well on in years fell in love with the quilt and Janice gifted it to her to use when sitting in her cane chair, where it is still used to this day.
Janice tells the story of how her friends suffering inspired her to insist on a biopsy on a breast lump that Janice had had for some time, always having the lump dismissed, as ‘oh that’s nothing’.  The biopsy showed cancer and Janice was whisked off for some radical treatment, so saving her life for which Janice will always be very grateful to her friends memory. 
This is a very well used and much loved country nine patch quilt which Janice made for her daughter, after she so admired the above quilt made for Janices friend, and as so often happens with a loved and used quilt, this one has faded a little in our harsh Queensland sun.

Janice with her lovely Chinese Lantern runner. We were impressed with this so Janice has given us a lesson in learning this technique.

Thank you Janice for sharing your favourite treasures with us. We have had a lovely evening

Monday, January 2, 2012

June's Trunk Show - Part 3

The last of June's Trunk Show with thanks to Debby and the Thursday night girls for the pics and words.

Strip style round robin quilt done with fellow quilters from the Buderim Patchwork group

June did quite a few variations of 'Hidden Wells' quilts, after making the first one 'the correct' way and then changing things around for her own take on the design.  She then took workshops for both the Thursday night Girls and the Wednesday afternoon girls to teach us all the tricks. 
The two last pics are front and back of the same quilt.

June made this quilt for her grandsons 16th birthday.  She used African fabrics.

The first quilt June made, a Kaliedoscope.

A magnificent Japense print quilt

Love this quilt June.  She won first prize at our quilt show 4 years ago.  It's a block of the month, log cabin with applique and June designed the outer border.
Thank you June for a very interesting and fun Trunk Show and Tell.  Thanks Joanne for being your Mum's assistant for the evening.  What a great night.

June's Trunk Show - Part 2

Finally, and in time for your Christmas Break enjoyment we have the second part of June's Trunk Show, courtesy of Debby and the Thursday night girls.

Two Stack and Slash quilts.
One an Attic Windows - love the colours
and the second, a Stack and Slash quilt with a difference.

Two special quilts for family members, first is one for June's great grandchild and the second is for June's daughter Joanne, for one of those big '0' birthdays that come along.

Pinwheel tessellations, made in a workshop.

Rabbits in Hearts, claimed by June's son for his own.

Two 'Red Hat Ladies' quilts, the first made for Junes Sister-in Law, again for one of those big'0' birthdays and the second one with June's layout variations.

This was a bring your money Thimbleberry Mystery Workshop at Foster N.S.W., where the organisers were presented you with a bag of fabric.

 June entered an Australia wide Phaff competion and although she didn't win she has a certificate hanging proudly in her sewing room.  We saw the pillow sham that goes with this gorgeous quilt in Part 1.

A 90's Double Irish Chain which June has hand quilted.  June did this at a workshop in Tassie.

Another two quilts June has done in workshops, the first a scrappy quilt done on point and the second a Spiders Webb.  June scattered applique roses amongst the spiders webs to go with the rose border.
Part 3 of June's Trunk Show will follow shortly....truly it will...
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