Friday, April 27, 2007

Doris' Dilemma

Dear Jane block K12 Doris' Dilemma. This is the April block of the month over at the Flickr Dear Jane group.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dear Jane

Almost ten years ago my mum bought the Dear Jane book. The Dear Jane quilt is a daunting project reproducing the 1863 Jane A Stickle Quilt. In 1998 we started making a block each but we put the project aside and forgot about it until recently when my sister suggested that the three of us start it up again. I'm not sure how far we will get but each block is an interesting project in itself. This is H10 Ben's Bowtie. Machine pieced.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sewing for baby

These are the things I created for my baby while I was pregnant. I finished the quilt the day before she was born. I haven't done any sewing since. I'm so glad I made them when I did because I'm not sure when I will find the time and space to sew again.
The ball is hand sewn using English paper piecing. The blue triangles are from a thrifted shirt and the other fabrics are from my stash.
The doll is made from wool felt. I made the pattern up as I went along and I love the way she turned out. She has removable clothes so I can make different outfits for her later. Her dress is reversible too.
My Mum often gives me little bundles of fat quarters for my birthday and Christmas. I gathered together a collection of warm browns to make this baby quilt. It's a traditional nine patch, machine pieced and quilted using my walking foot.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mum's quilt finally finished

This quilt has been a long time in the making. I finally finished it last December for my Mum's birthday and now I'm finally posting about it.
The pattern is based on the coin quilts at Be Be Bold Quilts but their website doesn't seem to exist anymore.

After too long procrastinating about hand quilting it, I had it professionally machine quilted and I love the result.
The fabrics are Japanese. It all started when I was given some pieces of lovely blue and white Japanese fabric for my birthday. I continued to collect Japanese prints in red and blue until I had enough for this quilt.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Polka dot coasters

I made these six mix and match coasters for a housewarming gift. On one side they're all Denyse Schmidt floral and on the other side, three are brown polka dots and three are red polka dots. That way you can have all floral or all polka dots or two of each.

They're 4" square with thin cotton batting. Simply cut two 4 1/2" squares of fabric and lay them right sides together. Cut a 4" square of batting and centre it on the fabric suares. Stitch around the batting, just catching the edge, leaving an opening for turning. Turn, hand stitch the opening then press.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Lion for Raddish

A cute lion for baby 'Raddish', due in February, whose nursery is being decorated with a wild animals theme. Acrylic on canvas.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Little angel

A painting inspired by babies to be. Acrylic on a cardboard box.