2018 finishes

Welcome! Some of my quilts have been gifted, some donated, but there are still some that I have saved over the years, why? They are my portfolio. They are my diary. If you are like me, memories flood back of what was going on in your life with each quilt. And, it's so true what they say, every quilt tells a story. Hope you enjoy this eclectic mix of finishes . . .

Candied Flowers, my version of 'whimsy' by Judy Newman
I started making this quilt in June 2017, slowly piecing a few blocks at a time. 
I decided it was an ideal way to showcase my large florals
Quilt measures approx.  129cm x 174 cm (approx. 51" x 68")
machine quilted by Leeanne form quiltmekiwi

Quilt Stats:
Fabrics included a quirky selection from my stash of vintage, ginghams and modern prints
and a centre "Out back Wife" floral, hence the name "Ms Bouquet"
Machine quilted in an overall swirly flower pattern by Sandy Mayo
and I have been slowly adding a few bits of extra big stitch hand quilting
I'm a pattern follower not a pattern maker, but enjoy dabbling with a little improv
{see back here for early details}
Quilt measures 66" x 60" Donated to Hospice

A few quilt stats:
Pieced by sewing up HSTs
- lots of 'zigzag' tutorials can be found online, like this one here
Fabrics included 'outback wife' and a selection of other scrappy bits from my stash
I used a Jen Kingwell stripe that had been sitting in my stash for sometime for the binding.
Cotton batting
Finished quilt measures 52" x 62"
Heaps of inspiration for a 'zigzag' quilt can be found here
I'm very excited to get this one finished.

Quilt stats:
'Star Crossed' quilt
from the book "utility style quilts for everyday living" by Sharon Holland
I used a fabric stack of lovestoryfabrics by Maureen Cracknell as my starting point
I added in a plaid, a few quirky vintage prints and a couple of blending solids 
. . . the surprising colour and fabric combos put a new spin on this traditional block
don't you think?
Beautifully custom quilted by Leeanne Hopper @ quiltmekiwi
cotton batting
quilt measures 62" x 88"

'Landslide' quilt
in a controlled colour palette with scrappy neutrals
pattern by Melanie from from southerncharmquilts
quilt measures 47" x 58"
professionally quilted by Leeanne from Quiltmekiwi.

A scrappy 'values' quilt, using the humble HST in a soft pretty palette.
quilt measures 43" x 58"
professionally quilted by Leeanne from Quiltmekiwi.

Possibly my oldest WiP, started in 2077 now finally finished this year
Kaffe pattern
machine quilted
Donated to Hospice

'Pinwheel Rosy' quilt
145cms x 145cms
Machine quilted by Sandy Mayo

Barij QAL quilt
65.5" x 80.5"
Lots of 'boho' flair with embroidery & big stitch hand quilting 
Machine quilted in an overall floral pattern by Sandy Mayo.

'Evie's' quilt
machine quilted by Sandy Mayo
quilt measures 150cms x 110cms

'Flying Geese Overload' quilt
pieced & machine quilted by me

'Oh My Stars' quilt
measures 125cms x 160cms.
machine quilted by Annette de Ratt in an all over lazy daisy pattern
Donated to Hospice

'Blanket Bay' quilt
measures 165cms x 180cms
machine quilted by Annette de Ratt in an allover clamshell pattern.

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