Saturday, October 22, 2011

Quilts catch-up!

This scrapbook is slowly getting up to date!
2003 - Queen-size sampler quilt "Family Treasures" - a block-of-the-month quilt from about 1999? at the Whichcraft shop in Invercargill.  I loved the blue and gold colour scheme but had only started patchworking (a couple of cushions) so ordered the block of the month but stored it away until I felt I had the experience to make it.

In 2003 I felt ready to create it - the 12 centre blocks are all different and most were quite easy to do, the outside blocks are the same as two of the centre ones but in a different colourway - I decided to have alternating blocks.  Was machine pieced by me and then quilted by Janet Pope on her big quilting frame - she stitched in the ditch for the geometric shapes and stippled in the cream background.

2005 - I used scraps from the bed quilt to create this lap quilt from a magazine pattern called "Scrap Happy".  The patchwork is machine-worked and quilted in the ditch but I had a go of hand-stippling the centre block and was very happy with the results.

2006 - this is a block from a queen-size quilt pattern from a magazine (that I hope to make one day) but I just made this block as a wallhanging in the meantime. Again it is machine pieced but has hand applique and stippling in the centre.
"My Lavendar Delights" -2004-  own design - so called because I had made three other wallhangings and one cushion using the same fabrics (for my mother, mother-in-law, and a young family friend - no digital images - in 2003-2004) and wanted to make something for myself with the leftovers as I just love the colours.

Machine pieced and hand appliqued.
2005 - a quilting panel - Xmas ABC - machine quilted by me and added the borders

2009 - xmas stocking for my friend Alison's new baby girl Elizabeth - baby was due in December so had to have it all ready to go and only the name to stitch on so she could receive it in time for her first Christmas!


  1. nádherné,překrásné deky,hezký den libuse

  2. Děkuji vám, (já jsem použil Google Translate si můžete přečíst, co jste napsali!) Je to pěkný jarní den tady v Southland. Šťastný quilting! (Thank you, (I used Google translate to read what you wrote!) It is a nice spring day here in Southland. Happy quilting!)

  3. Hi there, just found your blog. I have the same Christmas ABC panel too. It was a gift from a quilting penfriend in England, and I hand quilted around each block.
    Cheers, Jenny from Upper Hutt

  4. Yes, I just loved the muted country colours and old-fashioned style of the pictures.