Thanks for such a generous addition to our workshop Chris.
All the patterns can be purchased from Patchwork Fundamentals.
|Sue is helping her mother declutter, so some unfinished quilts |
are being finished off, and this one has been kindly donated
to our community collection
|Lynette's friend Chris made the top of this quilt from a |
vibrant collection of scraps, and Lynette quilted and bound it
|Lynette made Jenny Doan's 'Disappearing Hour Glass '|
(Missouri Star Quilt Company) ...
|... and she has really nailed spiral quilting |
with her walking foot!
|Robin W delved into her extensive turquoise scrap collection |
for this beautiful 'Disappearing Four Patch', quilted by Lynette
|Julie made quilt-as-you-go string blocks from all the blue scraps |
... and then she did a deal with a Rotary colleague who admired it,
to swap it for a donation to Days for Girls.
|Dawn has finished a wedding ring quilt started by Diana, f|
or her 2017 end-of-year challenge. It has been quilted by
Yvette, and is nearly ready for gifting. Great save, Dawn!
|Dawn is also using up lots of her large stash of |
florals making two strippy lap quilts for people
living in aged care.
|The first of Elaine G’s quilts we’ve seen (but by no |
means her first!) - beautifully hand appliquéd with fine
blanket stitch, and hand quilted.
|The reverse is just as beautiful as the front.|
|Detail of the border applique|
|Margaret's quilt is made from a layer cake. |
Her use of colour is always spot on.
|Nerida made this modern improv beauty in a class with Sheena |
Chapman, and hand quilted it with Aurifil 12 wt thread.
It is an 18th birthday gift for a nephew.
|Val Nadin - The Corporate Life|
For years I’ve been collecting my husband’s cast off silk ties.
A wall quilt for his study seemed the appropriate use for
these beautiful fabrics.English paper piecing, hand quilting.
|Yvette Aoude - Starlight|
I needed a simple and modern pattern that suits a traditional quilt.
The McCall pattern Blueberry Ice designed by Gerri Robinson
was perfect for my first machine quilt on a long arm.
Machine pieced, machine quilted.
|Dawn Cox - Butterflies on the Wing|
The design required three colours, a dark a light and a zing colour.
All slashes were freehand from the stack and no pins were used -
just sewn. All curves fitted easily together.
Slashing fabric freehand was stressful.
Brenda Gael Smith workshop, May 2016, 'Stacks of Improvisation'
|Elaine Bright - What a Hoot!|
I had often thought it would be great to make a ‘wonky’ quilt
so I set about constructing some log cabin blocks with the owl
fabric.This type of sewing is a little off-putting at first when you
are used to getting blocks to be perfect and trying to let go of the
idea of neat, straight lines is a little difficult but the effect turns
out to be very interesting.
Design: inspired by a 'Logs and Ladders' workshop
with Brenda Gael Smith.
|Louise Wyatt-Spratt - Mindful Mandala|
I really love Miriam’s (Sewmiriam) method of making the fusible
orange peels and I love how you can make different patterns using
different sizes. This quilt was lots of scraps from a variety of
previous quilts. I think my daughter Anna has her eye on it.
Machine quilted by Christy Wang.
|Robin Williams - Wonky Squares|
I like patterns that are off centre so when I saw this one in
Quiltmania I just had to try making it in a Moda blue layer cake,
despite my preference for bright colours. I enjoyed the process.
Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Jo-Ann Phillips.
Design: 'Shuffle', in Quiltmania July-August 2016
|Val Nadin - A Little bit of Fauvre: A Nod to Henri Matisse|
A small piece of Henri Matisse print was the inspiration for
this quilt. Working with small hexagons I was able to incorporate
many of my brightly coloured scraps.
Hand and machine pieced hexagons.
Custom quilted by Jo-Ann Phillips
|Robyn Leek - Hexie Flowers|
A flower garden made with hexagon flowers with yellow centres
embroidered with colonial knots. Original idea for this quilt
came from a quilt seen on Pinterest.
Hand appliqued, embroidered and quilted.
|Val Nadin - Blue Boxes|
I’m still trying to cull my scraps. So this time the blues had to go!
Hand pieced and machine quilted.
Design: 'Patchwork' by Kaffe Fassett
|Susan McMahon - Autumn|
I named this “Autumn” because it gives me the sense and
feel of the beautiful colours of Autumn. It also allowed me to
use the batik fabrics to their full advantage – from the recently
fallen to the older more decayed leaves. I also enjoyed popping
in a couple of butterflies as well.
Positive/negative applique using Vliesofix.
Design: Down Under Quilts, June 2001 by Michelle Steel
and Ami Hillege
|A donated top, finished by Julie|
|Miriam's 'In a Whirl" pattern made by Julie|
|Marg K made the top, and Lynette finished the quilt|
|Top donated by our good friend Chris, quilt finished by Lynette|
|Dawn made this one from a donated panel and some stash fabric|
|Janice's block makes excellent use of contrasting values, |
and a pink/lavender shot cotton to compliment the prints.
|Pat's first block - gorgeous blues and greens|
|Pat's block 2 - a very fun print in the 'wings'|
|Pat's vibrant block 3 - she's on her way to a quilt!|
|This one and the next four are Jill's, aiming for a 16 block |
quilt with a deadline ...
|Jill's son thinks the block would make him a very good shark |
quilt. This is a test block for a Pickled Shark, and has been
approved. And set aside until the first Pickled Fish quilt is done.