Friday, January 31, 2014

The Library Project Quilt Along

Adrienne over at  Chezzetcook Modern Quilts is running a Quilt Along which she has called The Library Project.  The aim is to actually use those great books, patterns and magazines we all collect. Everyone can choose what they want to work on.  I have selected two items (Adrienne does suggest four at least) as I have some other commitments also.  It is a fantastic idea.  So here goes I have selected the following projects:

1.  I participated in a charm square rainbow swap organised by Kelly late last year and thought the quilt on the cover of the book "3 Times the Charm" by Me and My Sister Designs - Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson would be perfect for the squares.

 2.  I have been a big fan of Lucie Summers for a long while and love her new book "Quilt Improv".  I really want to try her Plates Quilt shown in the photos below.  It is based on log cabin and quarter cycles.

Best get to work!!!!  

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Journal Quilt - Bridges

Really happy that the Opening of the Pieces of Eight Exhibition at Expressions Upper Hutt (near Wellington) New Zealand went really well on Tuesday night.  So wished I could have been there.  Have been sent some photos of Opening and it looked great.  There are eight of us in the Exhibiition each with 8 journal quilts based on eight different topics.

This is my Bridges quilt it is based on a photo I took in Paris of a bridge across the Seine.  I have printed keys on the side.

have a good day 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Four Square Table Topper

Great day here in Brisbane not too hot ray!  I finished the hand stitching on this Table Topper and have now placed it in the lounge room on a coffee table.  Looks very colourful!!

This is from a pattern by Heather Jones in the latest Modern Patchwork(USA) magazine.

cheers Rebecca

Monday, January 20, 2014

Journal Quilt - Leaves

My Journal Quilt Leaves uses my hand dyes and commercial fabric and photos of leaves transferred via TAP to fabric.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Churches Journal Quilt

This is another journal quilt I made that will be in the Upper Hutt Exhibition.  I printed a sketch I made of old St Paul's Church in Wellington onto silk organza and kinda built the quilt around that - I used thermofax screen printing and some hand embroidery.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Colour Piece work in progress

Today I went to the SW Brisbane Modern Quilt Group of which I am a member and worked on my Colour Piece quilt.  It is a contemporary quilt designed by me and a medallion style with more rows yet to be added!  I had a great afternoon with the Group and saw some lovely quilts being made.

cheers Rebecca

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Summer Journal Quilt

This is the second quilt in the Journal Quilt series which will be shown in the "Pieces of Eight" Exhibition at Upper Hutt.  It was inspired by an online workshop with Deborah Boschert.  It is collaged and I used my hand dyes, stencils and prints, thermofax prints  and hand embroidery and sequins.

 cheers Rebecca

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Happy New Year!!

I have just sent journal quilts to New Zealand for an Exhibition at the Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt.  There are eight of us in our 8 by 8 group and we are exhibiting the first eight quilts we made in 2012/13.  The first quilt we had to make for the 12inches by 15 inches challenge was "Shells".  My quilt used deconstructed screen printing, thermofax printing and TAP transfers of photos of shells in my collection.