Sixty Degree Triangle Quilts by Jan T

Sixty degree triangle quilts are a challenge because the normal patchwork seam allowance rules don't apply. Jan T has made lots of these quilts which are based on an equilateral triangle, traditionally called 1000 Pyramids Gallery: Jan T's Sixty Degree Triangle Quilts...

Rosellas in My GardenQuilt: head problem fixed

Rosellas in My Garden Quilt

A small wall hanging celebrating the two rosellas which visited my garden every year. It took me a few years to make this quilt, between moving, looking after my dad, and life in general intruding. But that little quilt, Rosellas in my Garden, was determined to be finished. It got a blue ribbon at Rylstone...

Top view of stored fabrics in shoe boxes

All my stash fits in 3 shoe boxes

Now you know that’s not quite true! My main stash is the one which I use every time I start an art quilt and it fits in three shoe boxes, organised into colour families where possible. The boxes have tight-fitting clip-on lids which keeps the dust out, and I always put a bar of...

Singer Fan Quilt: Bow top

I’ve Always Been a Singer Fan

Singer and I have had a long and happy relationship. In 2003, I became a quiltmaking consultant for the Singer Australia, and was asked to make a quilt depicting the 150th anniversary, and using the beautiful nostalgic prints which were produced for that occasion. I used my Singer XL-5000 embroidery machine to do embroideries...

I Love Old Tins

I love old tins

Some of my old tins My tin collection has room to grow, and is not any specific type, just ones that say: ‘Buy me!’   The ‘exuberant’ log cabin blocks were such fun to sew. © Jan T Urquhart Baillie 2006 Machine pieced, machine quilted I love old tins Some Old, Some new Wood...

Some Old, Some New quilt

Some Old, Some new

 all precious, just a few... ...of my plates, which I have been collecting for over forty years. The traditional log cabin block in pretty scrap fabrics, complements the pretty designs on the plates. I used T-shirt transfer to get the images onto fabric, because I liked the shiny effect. It made the plates look...

Wood he?

Lend you one of his tools? Not on your nellie! And he has almost 1000 of them. My Inspiration Photographs of some of Bob's woodworking tools printed on fabric and sewn in between the traditional Log Cabin patchwork blocks.  I love the graceful curves on many of these old woodworking tools. Machine pieced, machine...

My first quilt

Wheels

My First Quilt The first quilt I ever made (1983) and uses fabrics from my kids’ baby dresses (Vyella), an old silk skirt, and some cheap cotton fabrics. I used the English paper piecing method, and proceeded to design my own design. I had never seen a patchwork book, a quilt shop, and didn’t...

Original 1920s block version 2

Baby Elephant Walk

This (queen sized) quilt was designed in Electric Quilt to help a student create her own version of an elephant or Indian inspired quilt. All the patches were produced using squares only — even the triangles! The centre large elephant has been adapted to include minaret towers in the block design, using curved two...

The Basket Quilt | Detail

Basket Quilt: Baskets of flowers

 The Basket Quilt Borders of paper pieced baskets surround a heavily dimensional appliqué basket block in this double bed sized medallion style basket quilt, designed in Electric Quilt 4. The centre block has a story The centre was a sample for a class I used to teach called “A Basket of Flowers” which taught...

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