A hand quilted panel that Elaine had framed for an exhibition.
Quilting is very much a 'new' crafting experience to Elaine, bought about in part by a comment from one of her crafting friends when Elaine was showing off some lovely embroidered squares and wondering just what she could possibly do with them, the friend commented that they should be made into a quilt.........fixing friend with a bit of a stare, Elaine commented 'I don't quilt'.....the friend passively responded, 'Yes, but your daughter does', and so began Elaine's journey into the world of quilting, guided by her daughter Libby - and what a wonderfully productive journey it is for this very talented lady.
A lovely story goes with this Sudoku quilt, Grandson Jason put in an order for a quilt just 2 weeks before his 21st. Birthday, Elaine told him there was no way she could make a quilt in 2 weeks, just wasn't going to happen! Imagine Jason's surprise on opening his present to find that yes, he did have a quilt. He was one delighted young man.
Elaine is also a rather prolific creator of bags, bags of all descriptions and for all uses including some with lovely creative embroidery such as the sunflowers on this tote.
Elaine came across these fabrics while on holiday 'out west', just perfect for teenager Blake's birthday quilt
Another quilt made with Daughter Libby, at Woombye Patchwork Shop before they relocated.
More of Elaine's Embroidery and Hardanger