Saturday, February 23, 2013

Maze and Vale Handprinted Quilt

I have recently finished quilting a quilt for Leslie from Maze and Vale.  Leslie designs and hand prints her own fabrics which were used to make this beautiful, organic quilt for one of her clients.

To tie in with the muted tones, natural fibres and organic feel of the quilt, it was quilted simply with "straight wavy lines".  Even though I have quilted these before for Kate some time ago on her Ballerina Quilt, I still struggled with the concept of wavy lines due to my usual need for perfection.  I do love the end result though!


For more of Leslie's divine handprinted fabrics and other handmade goodies, check out her blog and website at Maze and Vale.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hand Pieced Hexagon Star Quilt

My sister, Rita from Red Pepper Quilts has just blogged her beautiful Mother In Law's Hexagon Star Quilt.  I had the pleasure of quilting this quilt for her MIL so thought I would share this quilt with you as well.  Rita has given me permission to show some of her wonderful photos of this quilt.
Image by Red Pepper Quilts - used with permission
Jan has spent some three years hand-piecing this quilt - her piecing is incredibly accurate.  Much of the quilt has been fussy cut, resulting in some great stars.

Images by Red Pepper Quilts - used with permission
An all-over feather design was quilted, however, this quilt is truly about the magnificent piecing and fabulous fabric selection rather than the quilting.
I have quilted a similar quilt for Maree, a friend of Jan's which was blogged here previously.  Jan is obviously part of a very talented group of quilters.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

White & Indigo Quilt

February has seen a return to quilting and the first quilt I would like to share this year is a beautiful white and indigo quilt made by Peney, one of my regular customers.  Peney has a love of Japanese fabrics and this, combined with her immaculate piecing has resulted in yet another gorgeous quilt.
We decided to quilt an orange-peel motif in each of the indigo squares.  The orange-peel was then continued into the white sashing together with some curved lines and swirls.  An added bonus of this quilting design was that it could be quilted continuously.
I love the secondary designs which have been created in the sashing around the indigo squares - the quilting seems to draw your eyes around the quilt.
Peney's quilt has made for a great start to 2013 - I hope to share many more wonderful customer quilts this year.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Australian Patchwork & Quilting - Showcase a Quilt

On our return from holidays recently, I was thrilled to have received my complimentary copy of the current issue of Australian Patchwork & Quilting.  I always find it exciting to have one of my quilts published in a magazine and this was no exception.

APQ had prepared an article showcasing my quilt First Blush which last year won Best of Show at Vic Quilter's Showcase.  My name even appeared on the cover!

I am looking forward to seeing First Blush exhibited at the Australasian Quilt Convention in April this year together with the Best of Show winners from the other states and territories.