Thursday 30 June 2016

Quilt no 21

Quilt no 21: Cottage on the Square
13.25" square
This piece was inspired  by a quilt by Annie Downes, which I saw in a magazine.

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Quilt no 20

Quilt no 20: When Pigs Fly
11" square
This quilt comes from a Paper Panache mystery a few years back.  It's paper-pieced.

Monday 27 June 2016

Quilt no 19

Quilt no 19: A Blackbird's Delight
11.5" square
machine appliquéd and machine quilted

Quilt no 18

Quilt no 18: Bats at Twilight
15" square
Raw edge appliqué with free machine quilting.

Quilt no 17

Quilt no 17: Raven
12" square
This quilt  was begun at an Anne Kelly workshop some time ago and I completed it for this swap.  It is made with fabric, paper, print and machine stitch.

Quilt no 16

Quilt no 16: Shape Up
10" square
This quilt  is done in gold dupioni silk with Kaffe fabric inserts.  It  is machine quilted to outline the blocks and hand stitched with perle cotton.  Embellishments include glass beads, copper wire and Angelina fibers. 

Quilt no 15

Quilt no 15: Autumn Chickadee
10" square
This piece is machine quilted, paper pieced and raw edge appliqued in quilting cottons.  Embellishments include three buttons for the berries.

Quilt no 14

Quilt no 14: Pretty in Pink
12" square
100 per cent cotton; quilted in the ditch. Please note that the fabric which appears grey in the photo is entirely grey, no brown shades.

Quilt no 13

Quilt no 13: Summer Days
10.5" square
This quilt is inspired by the Falling Leaves quilt block by Kim Niedzwiecki which I found in Modern Quilting magazine.  I followed her pattern and used some Kaffe Fassett fabrics I bought last year, and some Kona solid white.  The grey on the back I have had for a while. Not sure where I got it. The quilt  is machine pieced and machine quilted.


Been really busy here, so I've not been great at acknowledging photos which have come in. I hope to catch up in the next few days!

Sunday 19 June 2016

Quilt no 12

Quilt no 12: Chicken House
12.5" square
This is a traditional quilt with a quilting cottons, batiks and cotton/polyester-mix front, polyester batting and cotton back.  The quilting is stitch in the ditch.

Quilt no 11

Quilt no 11: untitled
10" square (ish)
This quilt was inspired by Paul Klee's flower bed painting. It has a hanging sleeve attached, 

Quilt no 10

Quilt no 10: untitled
15.5" square
I was inspired by the "Chicago School of Fusing" and the works of Laura Heine, especially Painted Lady and Garden Party.  I used raw-edge fused applique. Some pieces are stitched with a straight stitch and  some are outlined with various decorative stitches from my old Bernina 830. Embellishments include Czech pressed glass beads, Czech faceted fire polished beads, Indian hand wound seed beeds and Japanese color lined traingle seed beads.

Quilt no 9

Quilt no 9: Beloved Butterfly
11.5" square
[Host's note: The maker put the three photos into a collage; I've kept them that way, though removed her name from the label on the back of the quilt.]

Quilt no 8

Quilt no 8: Dancing in the Rain
15.25" square
This quilt emerged from a doodle on a yellow post note.  It is machine and hand appliqued. The elements are from my Batik stash, and the backing is Story Book by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. for Moda. There are some iron-on crystals on the umbrellas.

Quilt no 7

Quilt no 7: Hexie's Rock
11.5" square
This piece is machine quilted.

Quilt no 6

Quilt no 6: The Silk Road
15" square
The background fabric is old kimono silk, the green silk batik I bought in India many years ago, the yellow silk once was a favourite blouse and the back is a piece from my sister's skirt. (She gave it to me!!) I added some shisa mirrors and pearls.

Quilt no 5

Quilt no 5: Blue Windows
16" square
This is hand and machine pieced, machine quilted, and made with cotton fabrics.

Quilt no 4

Quilt no 4: untitled
12.5x13.5" (ALMOST square!)
This quilt is cotton, with both hand and machine stitching.

Quilt no 3

Quilt no 3: Journeying
12" square
The quilt features raw edge applique, inking, thread painting, and hand stitching.  The background plaid is an up -cycled Indian madras cotton.

Quilt no 2

Quilt no 2: Endless Pawsibilities
12" square
Thi is traditional piecing and machine quilted on a straight-line grid. Made from cut off ends and scraps from a larger quilt and other scraps from my stash.

[This is the back of the quilt.]

Quilt no 1

Quilt no 1: Christo's Gates in Spring
12" square
This is inspired by the work of Christo in Central Park New York. Fabrics used are my own hand-dyed ones, the orange squares are samples from a dyeing group. Technique used is free motion quilting and applique. Additional seed beads are added to the leaves.