Monday, March 31, 2014

Quilters and Patchworkers of New England (Armidale NSW) Exhibition

We travelled down to Armidale in New South Wales for the QPNE Quilt Exhibition.  My Mum and I have been members of the Group for a long time.  I had two quilts in the Exhibition this year.  My Blue and White Quilt adapted from a pattern by Kate Conklin and quilted by Sue B (Wellington).

 My second quilt was "Got Mail" inspired by a quilt made by Ayumi Takahashi of Japan.  It is paper pieced and machine quilted.

The President and Organising Committee did a great job and a large number of people came to view all the quilts over the two days of the Exhibition.  Mum is hand quilting her latest quilt and it will be ready for next year's Exhibition.

take care Rebecca

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stitches & Craft Show, Brisbane

Hi I went to the Stitches & Craft Show in Brisbane yesterday.  The Queensland Quilters Inc Modern Quilting group had a display and I was pleased to see my Colour Circles quilt was hanging at the entry.  It is such a bright quilt that I started in a class in New Zealand with Nancy Crow.  It is free hand(improvisation ally cut) and I had fun choosing the colours.  I also had fun sewing it together!!
I quilted it on my Bernina 440 with organic straight lines.  It is 80 inches by 80 inches.

Took the photo on my iPhone as forgot my camera!

cheers Rebecca

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Bird Journal Quilt

I think my favourite journal quilt I had in the "Pieces of Eight" Exhibition was my "Bird" themed.  It has natural dyed and rusted fabric used in the fabric collage and a machine outline in black of a drawing I did of a parrot in the backyard of my home.

cheers Rebecca

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Coal - Journal Quilt

My New Zealand 8 by 8 group had their reveal last night.  This is our second series of Journal Quilts. Our colour subject this time was "Coal" - 15inches by 12inches.  This is my quilt.  I painted the fabric and used salt to get pattern and I also scrunched the fabric up and use sun print fabric paint.  This is my quilt - cannot wait to see a photo of

the other girls quilts.  My design is based roughly on the letter H.
cheers, Rebecca

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Work for Completion

I have two jobs to really finish two quilts.  Firstly, I have the binding to attach to the Grey and Lime Quilt just back from Chris Harvey who did the wonderful machine quilting.   I really don't like doing binding but it has to be done!!!

The second quilt "Circles in Colour"I finished a while ago but have yet to make the hanging sleeve and label, oh and I saw a few thread tails to attend to,  I need to have this all done by next week.

have fun, Rebecca