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
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