A - Z OF Quilting Excellence - Page Three
CHILD’S QUILT & CUSHION – One of two quilts made during the Queensland COVID-19 isolation months. I was inspired to use up my excess material.
DOGGIE QUILT – The second of two quilts made during the Queensland COVIC isolation months. I was inspired to use up my excess material.
ST MARK’S – This quilt was inspired by Margaret Sampson George. I loved every minute of it. The quilt reminds me of Japan as most of the hand piecing was done during a cruise around Japan using fabric bought there.
SEWING CADDY – The sewing caddy was made as part of a workshop with Jenny Clouston. It uses the Japanese Sashiko stitch on the outer layer. Inside there is a clever little drawstring pouch and two zip pockets. It was a fun workshop.
KIT BAG – The kit bag was made in a workshop with Sarah McConkey. It opens wide and can fit a mountain of things in it. I used Kaffe Fassett fabric. It was a fun workshop too.
CICADA BAG – The pattern for this little pouch was sourced from a book about Omiyage, which is Japanese for ‘small gift’. “Higurashi, the cicada, is a symbol of new life through reincarnation”. The original pattern is for a tiny bag but I upsized the pattern to produce something that could be more functional
AFRICA – I used my African fabrics for a bright and colourful quilt during the lockdown for COVID-19. It was a great chance to use up some of my stash and a happy time for me spending days in the sewing room. This pattern is Wonky Log Cabin from the book, Mixing Quilt Elements by Kathy Doughty. It is hand quilted in variegated Wonderfil Eleganza Perle thread #8.
SHOO FLY, SHOO – This is the Bonnie Hunter (quiltville.com) Leader and Ender project for 2019. My quilts are all about using up my stash and COVID-19 provided the perfect time to stay at home and sew. A colourful baby quilt for a family member. Hand quilted using variegated Wonderfil Eleganza Perle thread #8
WARWICK’S QUILT – The quilt was made from shirts that no longer fitted my son. I love the movement created by the pin-wheels as each wing becomes part of a square and moves around to the next pin-wheel.
SUDOKU PUZZLE – This is a sudoku puzzle, solved, with corresponding numbers and fabric – which are identified on the back of the quilt.
HAPPY DAYS – I made Happy Days last year to hang in the Life In Patches exhibition at the Noosa Gallery in Feb 2020. It is for my mum, long dead, but alive in my heart in the all the best ways. It is my own design, appliqued and quilted all by hand. I consider it a tour de force, like my mum.
MARLO’S QUILT – Marlo’s quilt, otherwise known as the Jackson Pollack quilt, was made for a beautiful little girl in my life – yes you guessed it – called Marlo. This is improv quilting, the best fun to be had with a rotary cutter and a sewing machine. There is no pattern, few straight lines and is made up as you go. Why “Jackson Pollack”? It looks like the fabric has been thrown at it, and left where it landed.