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Another quilt for the rest home planned in collaboration with Yvonne. She drew me a fantastic cow and I filled it in with fabric and thread. We’ve put it on top of an old, tired itijeme quilt that had passed it’s best … quilt recycling! I was inspired by a master of collage and thread painting, Sophie Standing, take a look at her stuff on line, it’s amazing.

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When there is a free standing piano, how do you make the back of it look pretty? I’ll take any excuse to make a quilt of course!

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With a special little one on its way, it was time to have a go at a pop art quilt. I really like the clean silhouettes of children’s book illustrations from the 50’s so that was what I looked for when I gathered up the animal shapes. The fabrics are a mix of batik and prints and give a vintage vibe while still being fresh. I had fun making it, looking forward to the little grandie’s arrival now!

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Proceeds from raffling off this ‘plus’ quilt are going to the NZ Red Cross. I used Lauren Grande’s design of how to put it together.

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This quilt is destined for the studio wing of the rest home and is based on a photo composition from our back lawn looking over toward Mount Maungatautari. The quilt sky is made of crazy log cabin patches with hand embroidery embellishment. My dilemma was then how do I machine quilt it to the wadding and backing with embroidery all over it. My solution was to ignore the embellishment and machine quilt over it. Now there is lots of texture and it’s ready to hang.

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I enjoyed making this retro caravan cot quilt so much, each caravan was a little adventure. It also gave me a canvas to do lots of variety of machine quilting.

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Wood grain quilting

Wood grain quilting

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H20 quilting

H20 quilting

VW camper van

VW camper van

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Images drawn into a pattern for applique

Images drawn into a pattern for applique

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3 July 2017 So many people have asked me for this pattern that I need to clarify that I’m sorry but I don’t have a pattern. Below I have put the page of images I gathered from the internet and then copied them by hand to the size I wanted. I used a similar technique to this tutorial  http://sewlikemymom.com/the-ultimate-applique-post/ to turn the drawings into applique. Give it a go, it’s not that hard 🙂 The images below aren’t mine but belong to other talented people!

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I’ve been wanting to try some different machine quilting stitches so this intersecting circle quilt was the perfect way to practise a variety and showcase them. The brief was for browns and blues and muddy colours…

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dig those rugby balls!

still having fun!

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