I love the work of Susan Carlson, a remarkable fabric collagist. I took her eworkshop on making a spiral collage, which is a wonderful introduction to her methods, with many very useful tips on choosing fabric, preparing the surface, adhering pieces, quilting the final work and binding an art quilt. I used scraps of reds and blues, trying to create […]
Thousand Oaks is finished and it’s so beautiful! This is my first professionally quilted quilt — Lynn Jones of Lynn’s Quilting Studio long armed it in an oak leaf and acorn pattern and it’s perfect!
I dream of a stack of blue and white quilts 🙂 In pursuance of this I decided to make up this simple free pattern from Edyta Sitar, available at her website, Laundry Basket Quilts. i had bought a layer cake of her new fabric line, Perfect Union. Combined with some low volume fabrics I already had, and a few more […]
Worked on this pillow kit from Edyta Sitar’s Laundry Basket quilts over the last week and it was a wonderful introduction to English paper piecing. I really appreciated the convenience of having the fabric cut out for me. I made a few mistakes in the layout, but it doesn’t really matter in the end. The kit doesn’t include the pattern […]
Covid quilt finish #3 -lap size. Kaffe Fassett lipstick layer cake combined with solids. Used Missouri Star Quilt Company large hexie ruler – very easy construction. Quilted on my new Janome 6650 – just straight lines echoing the hexagonal shape of each block.
I finished this lovely art quilt — it’s Exhausted Octopus‘s Sea Glass quilt method! I did an online workshop on the technique and this was my first result!
I’ve been making a few of these blocks every time I sew, and it’s so much fun! I try to keep all the peels connected through colour and mix up the background prints. I think I’ll try one block with pale peels against black prints!
Trying out my new sewing machine (Janome MC6650!) and wanted to play with machine quilting fusible collage elements. I love the shape of orange peels, so combined colourful appliqués with warm monochrome backgrounds in scrappy four patches. I added the central circle to tie the blocks together. I used the free orange peel template at Charming Peels at Moda– the […]
I’ve got a quilt planned around a group of Fat Quarters from Lewis and Irene — Water Meadow — which I had been looking longingly at while browsing our LQS, The Woolworks (run by textile artist Heidi Wulfraat).It reminds me of the work of my husband’s cousin’s wife, Yorkshire artist Helen Gaunt. I’m going to make an appliqué panel for […]
After half a year quilting on my tiny but gallant Kenmore (6.5″ throat!) I got myself an early birthday present 🙂 It’s a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6650 and it’s taking some getting used to — it’s amazing how much an extension of ourselves our sewing machine becomes. This new machine has my entire wish list of quilting machine […]