Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nancy Rectangular Quilt One

I have finished the Nancy Rectangular quilt begun earlier this year in a Workshop with Nancy Crow in New Zealand.  The quilt is pieced in an improvisational manner and quilted in wonky straight lines in keeping with the piecing.  I really liked putting the red binding on to an already colourful quilt!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A is for Ant : my ABC quilt-a-long week 1

Wow because I love the book " S is for Stitch" I decided to join Shush I'm Quilting in the ABC quilt-a-long.

I have decided to make my stitched blogs 4 and a half inches trimmed and the strips 2 inches by 6 inches giving me a slightly bigger quilt than the book with each block being 7 and a half inches. I am using Riley Blake Designs "Seaside" fabric for the quilt and I am making the boy version!  I am really happy with how block 1 turned out and now to get blocks 2 and 3 finished to catch up with the quilt-a-long.

I used a white on white patterned fabric for the embroidery squares to add some texture.

I think it is so cute!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doll Quilt

I made a little doll quilt for my niece who recently turned two.  I used a pattern by Nana Company and was really pleased with how it turned out.  I used variegated embroidery cotton by Cottage Garden


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Play Day at Ali's

I had a great day yesterday at a Play Day at Ali's. We covered a number of surface design techniques and I especially enjoyed roaming around the beautiful gardens selecting leaves for leaf printing.
I have included my attempt below - I was really pleased how the fine grass type leaves printed.  Thanks Ali for a fabulous time.