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...

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...

Cancer Council Quilt Project

The idea In April 2005 in Brisbane, Australia, at the Stitches and Craft Show, Jan T (Urquhart) Baillie was asked by Singer Australia (Blessington P/L) to take charge of an exciting project — asking visitors on the five days of the show to make quilt blocks to be assembled into quilts to be auctioned...

Quilts by Jan T

Although I have participated in many, many group exhibitions and mounted three solo shows, lots of my quilts were not made to be exhibited — quilts for family and friends, commissioned quilts, and others made by me, and by my students, to give to charity.RetiredNow a retired quiltmaker, I loved the process of starting with...

Worshop at Tea Gardens, NSW

Teaching patchwork

Teaching product vs process When I began to teach quiltmakers in the late 1980s, I often was asked why some classes just taught students to make patchwork blocks, not quilts. My classes were based on the work of the previous teacher at the quilt shop near my home, and students made six blocks using...

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...

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....

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