Detail Time For Tea

Time For Tea quilt

Quilt with crazy personality Margaret (student) has made a wonderful 'funky' (according to her adult daughter) quilt to be donated to a local seniors nursing home, where it has been hung in the residents' dining room. Inspired by a pattern from Jan Mullen of Stargazey Quilts, we made blocks using lots of brights, and...

Adam and Sara's quilt

Finished Adam’s and Sara’s quilt

Blossoms in the Benches Quilt Finishing the quilt for Adam and Sara was quite satisfying, as I added some ‘blossoms’ to it so that it complemented the floor rug which sits under the table and chairs in their dining area. The reason I made the quilt in the first place was so that Adam...

Sampler Quilt with Sixty Degree Triangles

Sampler with a difference Remember when patchwork quilts were often sampler quilts? A sampler quilt is where each block is different, so that the quiltmaker can try new techniques. When I was teaching patchworkers in the late 1980s, I taught several sampler quilt classes. Students could increase their quiltmaking skills speedily without making many...

Detail - Pass Me A Spanner

Sixty Degree Triangles and Quilts

Recently on Southern Cross Quilters, a member said she had bought an equilateral triangle ruler and didn’t know how to use it. One of my students left a lovely book for me to read, and inside it were several quilts based around these triangles. And on Saturday in a rerun of Simply Quilts, Alex...

Kathryn's gift - finished top

Teagan’s Coming of Age quilt

The quilting’s progressing Kathryn (a student of mine) asked me to quilt the coming of age quilt she is giving to a family friend, Teagan. This is the quilt before quilting: I have done quite a bit of the quilting, but my lovely new machine has gone to hospital, so I can’t finish it...

The car quilt is finished

Bound and ready to go on holiday tomorrow, the car quilt is finished. I decided to call it Clayton’s Winnebago, because our Hyundai is the Winnebago we had when we didn’t have a Winnebago! The end result is quite an elegant quilt for our double bed in the car.  ...

Batman quilt

I’ve been sewing in my studio!

Playing in my studio Yesterday I put two sides of binding on the big quilt for our car. We have a full-size double bed in our Hyundai van, because we both have terrible backs and needed an excellent bed for travelling. I used blacks, whites and greys in one of Judy Turner’s tatami mat...

Clayton's Winnebago quilt

Quilt for the bed in our car is ready to be bound

Finished the quilting! Took it off the Inspira quilting frame and it’s ready for the binding.   We have a full sized double bed in the back of our Hyundai iLoad, and this is the quilt that Bob helped to design, cut and put together....

Background decided for Adam's quilt

Background chosen for Adam’s quilt

Auditioned several fabrics: Decided on black I found a great blotchy black and grey patchwork fabric that is perfect for Adam’s quilt. The town they live in is near many coal mines and he is looking to work in a mine soon. Sara’s father has been managing coal mines in the district for many...

Start of the design

New quilt for Adam and Sara

Started a new wall quilt today My stepson and his wife were given a fabulous second-hand smoke glass table, round with very heavy smoke steel central leg, and four chairs upholstered in fawn suede. He hates it! I don’t think he knows what a treasure it is. I have started a wall quilt today...

My latest quilt

I’m working on the rosella quilt again, after a lengthy detour into car quilts and beginner’s quilts for patchwork school courses, among other things. I’ve completed the design and the free machine embroidery, and the layout is now decided upon....

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