Friday, February 5, 2016

Dragonfly by Mary for Lorraine

Hi Lorraine
This is my quilt, I enjoyed working with the colours and adding some machine stitching.
I tried out a new way of facing the quilt which I learned in my recent class with Lisa Walton.
Enjoy your quilt

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dragonfly by Lorraine

Thank you ladies for the lovely photos on the blog and those little quilts arriving in my letterbox -- better than Christmas!!! I have them pinned up on the design wall drawing comments from everyone.
We often see dragonflies along the Sturt River, Coromandel Valley where we walk the dogs. The dragonflies' bright flashes of blue and green catch the eye as they dart over the water and grasses.
Have to put my thinking cap on for Medieval -- wow.
cheers Lorraine

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Dragon Flies by Kay W.

Self explanatory really!

Dragonfly by Ngaire

I found several pieces of fabric with dragonflies that I had in my stash but couldn't decide how to use them. A search through the books I had on the shelf produced one by Lorraine Carthew with this mosaic dragonfly. The original one is certainly not this small but it was a good challenge to get it correct. Hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

On gossamer wings

 Stitched by Margie

An abstract depiction of the wings of a dragonfly, up close.

I have a little instrument, pictured below, described by the makers ,Van Cort, as a “Dragonfly”.   It has a multi prism lens, similar to a kaleidoscope, through which you supposedly see a dragonfly’s view of the universe. I pieced my little quilt with this in mind.

The quilt was photographed and ready to post on the blog when, quite by accident, I was tidying my sewing room and a little piece of dragonfly fabric fell on the floor – of course it had to go on to the quilt too.

Dragonfly from Kay H.

Hi Lorraine,

I love the way Dragonfly wings look iridescent as they flit to and fro.
This one is in repose.  Hope you like it...

All the best,

Kay H.


Thanks Lorraine for the challenge.

I had this idea almost straight away.
Therefore was well ahead of time to post your little quilt.

Hope you enjoy