Sunday, June 15, 2014

a visit + some scraps

I have cut into a fat quarter collection of  Meadow by Leah Duncan

The blocks for a new quilt are almost peiced but the scraps were too pretty to consign to the scrap bin 

so instead,  I sewed up a small zip pouch and a minimal design for a small quilt

I'm wanting  orange peel quilting here I think 

Last week I went along to a trunk show at Fifi's Fabricology  to see & hear Camille Roskelly 

I have always  admired Camille's  fresh, clean quilt and fabric designs .

It was so much fun to see her work up  close  &  get to meet her. 

Such a talent & all round sweet girl.

Aren't we lucky !!!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

baby pink improv

Here is a little improv baby quilt

It's a bit texty + pink + grey 

quilted in the wavy Bernina stitch 

backed in a Dear Stella grey & white polka dot

& bound in one of my favourite textured solids 

Carolina Chambray in black 

Happy Friday 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

another blue quilt

This quilt is called "Flock of triangles" 

from the book Quilts by Denyse Schmidt 

it is my new absolute favourite 

1) its blue  2) it's simple 3) it's quilted in straight lines

4) I love the backing , an Ikea print

I cut the triangles as directed in the pattern by cutting squares & sub cutting into triangles .
 I had many bias edges !
  These pieces were resewed far too many times & this quilt is quite wonky in places.
 I still love the finished quilt  wonky as it is :)

Happy Mothers Day to all 

My grandmother Elsie Marr & I

& my Mum


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