I have procrastinated too long about showing some of the quilts and embroideries I have stitched over the last 30 years. I am now rectifying this and hope to add to my journal as quilts and creations are gradually completed. I have so many unfinished projects many of these used for teaching purposes. I have decided that after the last few years during which I have been unable to stitch as much as previously it is time to try and finish as many as possible.
I hope that you enjoy looking at some of my creations as I work through this pile! It may take some time.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Companion Star

I have been busy - this quilt was made after seeing a similar quilt in one of the Through the Needle magazines.  I had thought that I had made a mistake in the cutting and dragged my DH off to the quilt shop for more fabric in a mad panic.  Once I started piecing the second set of fabrics I realised that all was well with the original lot (too much of a hurry to get things completed)  So this quilt is the original set of fabrics - the second quilt was posted with the fairy quilt a little while back. This one has been sitting for quite some time just waiting for the piped binding to be added.
I used embroidery designs from the Jubilee Border collection (email otto@opsewing.com.au if you want these designs). I again quilted it in the hoop as well as using some #20 weight variegated cotton for the other work.

Drunkards Path variations

I have a group that are eager to earn how to really use the stitches on the their machines and designed a couple of quilts that whilst traditional are very non-traditional in their construction.  I encouraged them to really go outside their boundaries and experiment.

This quilt is the second of two quilts that I made demonstrating the technique.  It has been finished for a while and features free motion quilting as well as using the mock hand quilting stitch.  This one was decorative stitched on my 830 and free motion quilted on my 440 (My 830 was busy doing something else!).  The larger one was actually the first one I stitched but I have only just completed the quilting and need to get some photos - hopefully tomorrow.
Enjoy Chris.

Spirit Fantasy takes a prize

HI, just to share with you all, my Spirit Fantasy quilt has just taken second prize for the Innovative Professional quilt category at our State Quilt Exhibition this weekend.  A wonderful prize too - lots of new thread to play with as well as other goodies.
Otto has made a fantastic video showing some of the features of this quilt