Wednesday, April 23, 2014

big blue hexagons

big blue hexies 
sewn up in some favourite blues , greens & greys 

quilted in a "chicken wire " pattern 
by Leone 

the hexagons were cut using this template

I used lots of fabrics but focused on some  Anna Maria Horner Dowry & True Colours
plus some Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander

backed in widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander which has become my first choice in backings!!
108" wide & all my best colours 

happy stitching 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

improv baby

This little improv pieced baby quilt was commisioned for a baby girl in Victoria
The pictures aren't perfect . This quilt has such a gentle , subtle look that doesn't translate well in these photos.The original inspiration comes from a quilt I had pinned from Blue Elephant Stitches.
I love just about everything I see there !!

I used a wavy stitch on my Bernina to give some quilty texture

The dollie blocks are from the book Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke
a quilt design called The Burbs

The backing is a Liberty Tana lawn & it has a scrappy binding from past quilts .

 zip pouch was whipped up to feed my current love of pink & black 

Happy stitching & thanks for reading 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

mostly handprinted

Another finished quilt 

This time a quilt made from all the handprinted fabrics that I've collected over the last few years

 wavy quilting in random rows 

bound in a charcoal print 

backed in a delicious nani iro gauze

this quilt will be mine 

I can't part with all those handprinted  lovelies


I have used prints by 

a Finnish print from Japan

echo by Lotta Jansdotter

& a Japanese linen solid

last up a shot of our white bougainvillea in bloom

happy stitching 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

some pink

I've been finishing up several small quilts that have been hanging around for a bit 

including this little HST in 2 shades of grey +white +black & a little bit of pink

it measures 43"x 54"

 is quilted in straight lines & bound in black & white stripes by Lecien

the solids are all by Art Gallery fabrics & quite silky 

The backing ( oops forgot to photograph) is a soft chambray in pale grey by Robert Kaufman

I am working on a commissioned improv baby quilt & another from some pretty vintage fabric .
I'm also binding the hand printed textiles quilt ... so lots of pics coming up 
The weather is foul February here ..... humidty + heat 
I see all the snowy pics from the northern hemisphere & wish myself north , very far north .

happy stitching 

could Anneli who left a comment last week email me , there was a no reply option on your comment

Sunday, January 26, 2014

angelina's quilt

This quilt was chosen by the child for whom it was made , she looked through my fav quilt pins & chose this quilt for her bed .
The original design is by Diane Melms whose work you should definitely check out. 
Diane graciously allowed me to reproduce the quilt in a single bed size , the original measures 28"x22"

the wavy line quilting is perfect & done (beautifully) by Leone Ward 

Some neon pink binding had been lurking on the shelf just waiting for such a quilt & backing is brilliant pink in Corsage by Alison Glass

This quilt will come with me to Sydney next week & find it's new home .

Happy Australia Day weekend


Thursday, January 16, 2014

summer sewing

Our Liberty Love knows no bounds 
these boxer shorts were sewn for my youngest daughter who is crazy for Liberty & animals
so it seemed  this fabric was made just for her , it's called "Queue for the Zoo"

she has worn Liberty for a long time , this little dress was made from a print called Claire-Aude in pale blue  

the little Briar Rose quilt is quilted & bound

ready to be sent off the baby girl great-grandchild of a dear family friend

I struggle to stay motivated in this ghastly humidity , bring on Autumn please !!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

mousey pouches

these cute mousey pouches were sewn up last weekend for some 
small people 
pattern from Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman

The giant churn dash quilt looks fantastic quilted all over in big fat loops

Inspiration from here 

Wishing all a very happy & peaceful Christmas & looking forward very much to a brilliant 2014

single greens - boxwood only wreath