Saturday, February 25, 2012

Floral Sashiko Chrysanthemum - Jane

Chrysanthemums come in so many shapes and sizes and always make a fantastic floral display. They always make me smile so it was a happy time I spent making this wee quilt.
I used blue and white variegated sashiko thread and also white for the flowers and the ties.
There are 12 ties one for each of us!

Sashiko Rounds- Jane

Firstly my sincere apologies for being soooooooooooooo far behind!
I enjoyed making this little quilt that goes round and round in circles. I used variegated sashiko thread for the circles and red for the ties and straight lines.
This sashiko pattern is called seven treasures (Shippo-Tsunagi) or overlapping circles. An easy design to do!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

What If

Lorraine my humblest apologies for being so late with this quilt but “What If” has been so much fun to make it seemed a pity to rush it to meet the deadline.

Inspiration came from Judi Dains’ book “Bold and Beautiful” which invites you to find hidden patterns in batik or hand dyed fabric, outline and stitch then paint the patterns. That was fun however mine lacked value and was too small.  So off to the computer to look for a solution, from this point the quilt lead me on an exciting journey, there were many “what if” moments and mini challenges to be met.  It really has been a wonderful challenge and one I have thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you Lorraine, enjoy your quilts and have fun unwrapping all those parcels.

Cheers  Judith

Friday, February 10, 2012

Summer Flora

Hi Lorraine here is another late quilt, sorry.
I recently made a large quilt in this design and when your topic came up I decided to use it again. The challenge was, of course, to scale it down to 9 by 12 and work with miniature square and strips.
Hope you are enjoying all your quilts.

Floral Fantasy Kerry Glen

Sometimes a quilt lets you know when its finished. This one did not. I wanted to do a 3 D quilt but only managed the leaves.  It is a pretty bit of fluff anyway.Thank you Lorraine this theme was fun,I did enjoy playing with sparkly thread and my twin needle.I did learn not to have too many layers of fusible as it is almost impossible to do any hand work. The button was a nightmare to sew on.


This is my very late (sorry), quilt for the flora challenge, Lorraine. It is made from a photo I took quite a while ago and I was really amazed at all the different colours in the flax bush when it is closely examined.
Enjoy, Anna

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Forest Flora

Hi Lorraine,
Sorry I'm a bit late.
No excuse other than the fact that I'm just slack! I have posted your little quilt though so that's good!
Loved the topic because it gave me an excuse to 'do' another small project with a rainforest theme.
I featured the Umbrella tree.
I have a love hate relationship with them.
The birds love them but the plumbers don't. We have a lot of them around the creek.
enjoy your quilts.
I think this next one is going to be quite a challenge.