Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Black, white and a Smidge of Green by Kay W

Apologies for the late post.  I have been away and very carefully loaded my photo onto my iPad before I went so I could post it on the appropriate day.  Only problem was I forgot to take the blog's email and password, which are saved on my computer, so I could access the posting page.  I did, however get my quilt mailed to Kay on time!

Anyway, a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to attend the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and the preceding symposium.  I took a class with Elizabeth Hartman called Modern Mosaic Blocks.  It was quite different for me because it was all sloping lines, no right angles or matching points!  I completed a wall hanging size quilt which I quite like and ever since I have been looking for an opportunity to try the technique again.  I thought this challenge presented the perfect occasion.  The only problem was that to make the blocks look balanced within our size format  I needed to scale them down considerably.  And therein lay the real challenge! However, I am glad that I tried it.  Isn't it a coincidence that two of us chose Elizabeth Hartman techniques for this project?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Black and White for Kay - From Pam

For Kay,

My first attempt at an (arty) quilt for an arty quilter.

Had loads of fun playing with this little quilt.
A big learning curve!

Woven background, appliqu├ęd and stitched.

Enjoy, Kay.

From your friend,

Pam Furniss

Sunday, August 9, 2015

For Kay H
Thanks for an interesting challenge. Mine is made from red/black Hexies quilted onto a white background, not sewn together in the traditional way. Just to try out a new technique.
Hope you enjoy all your little quilts which are looking good on the blog.
cheers Lorraine

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ANZAC Cove by Mary

My quilt is a little late as the first version of this went wrong, so here it is at last.
I tried to ignore my aversion to raw edges and not stitch it to death. 
Fabrics were chosen from a bag of scraps given to me by a good friend. 
I thought the theme suited you Kay, as you are both a New Zealander and an Aussie, and we share our ANZAC heritage. 
I hope you enjoy this quilt Kay
- Mary

Friday, July 31, 2015

Through the Window - Judith

This has been an interesting challenge Kay, in more ways than one, so many possibilities but which to choose. In the end it was the black and white fabric that helped my decision.
How much I enjoyed spending time with you both in May, to hear you speak about your work and to see and appreciate the detail in the quilts up close. Thank you.  
Enjoy your little quilts, with best wishes

Blue Logs - Helen

My stash is strong on blue but not much black and white! However, I did find a few pieces to include in one of my favourite traditional designs, Log Cabin. Hope you are enjoying your quilts, Kay - they are looking great.

Wheels in Motion by Kerry

Just for a change I did not piece this little quilt instead I printed ,stamped painted embellished and finally did a little stitching . Had a ball thank you Kay let me try out my new round Gelli plate.