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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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I really like making a quilt that is planned for somebody special. It lets you add specific quirks just for the one you’re making it for. With a new nephew on the way, this cot quilt was so much fun to make. The pukeko pecking the seedling is ‘cos Raglan is full of the pesky garden raiders, the dog is for Dharma who has been the beloved only child for the last 16 years, the puffer fish for the beach, monarch butterflies roost in Raglan trees over winter and the rainbow is for this colourful little family.

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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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Birdies, party frocks and flowers made this a very fun quilt to applique and quilt. Have a bit of a thing about bunting to match at the moment too!

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It will soon be time for Eli to go into a big bed so it was the perfect opportunity to make a bright and colourful quilt for him.

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This quilt was inspired by Cindy Lammon’s ‘Sanctuary Squares Quilt’. I like the owl fabric which dictated the colour choices, I found it in Spotlight but it had no selvages on the fat quarters, so I don’t know the designer. I made too many squares for a single bed size, so used the excess on the back to make it more interesting.

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It was time to make Kelly a new quilt since she had one of my very first attempts. The brief from her was jewel like colours with no brown or other muddy shades. Hmm. I saw a pinwheel quilt that I really liked, so the type of block was decided.

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Initially I thought that the four colours would look good separated into each corner with just a few blending into each other when they met, like a colour wave. But it looked a bit rainbow like, so I tried mixing it up and Kelly preferred that.

Blue, yellow, purple and green blocks mixed up.

The blocks are 3″, 6″ and 9″ in size. They aren’t lined up in straight lines, so sewing then together was a challenge and meant some ‘inserting’ corners. It was a challenge but Kelly loves the result and I enjoyed making it.

Pinwheel quilt in all its glory!

all over flower quilting

The phlox flower was the inspiration for the all over quilting. The dark grey cotton toned the bright colours down a bit.

close up of the flower quilting

quilts always look better on a bed!

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