Tuesday, October 7, 2008

'Still got the blues' quilt
I just found this pic of my favourite blue quilt. It's all hand quilted but very random - no lines were marked - no plan was made. The light outside blocks were originally all light (9-patch) squares, then I decided it might look better with blues in the centre ... so I actually took the whatever-was-there squares out ... and replaced them with blue! But I think you'll agree, it looks better this way!

Still got the blues
155 x 155 cm

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This quilt was made with cobblestone blocks swapped through online group, SCQ (Southern Cross Quilters). The theme was 'blues and sandy colours' and each person swapped a 'set' of two blocks - one positive and one negative version of two fabrics. This is an amazingly adaptable block and so easy to make.

Beaches 160 cm x 120 cm

Most of the centre blocks were swapped, but I made most of the surrounding border blocks and all the turquoise and blue blocks at the bottom. Speaking of bottoms, I decided to leave the lovely ragged wadding hanging loose because it kind of reminded me of splashing surf! One day I'll get over it and bind it properly, but for now it makes me giggle ...

Beaches, raggedy bottom!
It's machine and hand quilted with some raw selvedges inserted into the seams for extra texture.
The title comes from the movie 'Beaches', which I loved, starring Bette Midler. Reminds me of my best friend from primary school and me (not saying which one was me!!!).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

more My Place ...

Quilts from New Zealand have just been loaded to the My Place exhibition webpage. Click here, or the My Place button at right to see the beautiful quilts in this travelling exhibition which opens in South Africa next month!!!

My quilt titled, The Moon In My Backyard
(50 cm x 50 cm)