Thursday, August 28, 2014

Up Close - from Pam

Enjoy your little quilt, Lorraine.

Finally found some time to get your small quilt finished Lorraine.
Once I got the idea it took off.
I did however have a hick up when I tried to wash a small mark off the background fabric.
The red on the border started to bleed into the quilt.
I was talking to Lynn Hewitt who told me of an article she read.
Natural yoghurt spread over the dye for about three hours will take away the problem.
I was amazed. It worked!
A good idea to remember.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Up Close Among the Pansies By Ngaire

After lots of starts and stops and a second go at this I have finally completed up close among the pansies. I collected a lot of these fabrics and made a quilt for my mother when she had her 90th birthday so it was nice to be able to use them again and remember her at the same time.
Lots of great quilts.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Knit one, Purl one by Anna

Ngaire was looking at my fair isle cardigan and it gave me the idea for 'Close Up' . I am experimenting on creating a shadow with bias strips so was a very useful excersise. Thanks Lorraine for an interesting topic. Cheers Anna
PS. Good to catch up with you Kerry at Rose City Quilters the other day.

Inspector Swan Investigates - Judith

Close Up was a very interesting challenge.  After thinking and rethinking a number of possibilities I decided to revisit the swan photos I had worked with some years ago. With the aid of Photoshop I manipulated the photo to give it a painterly effect and once printed it was heavily stitched.  This quilt combines two fascinations, the digital world and my love of stitch.
You have some wonderful quilts coming your way Lorraine I hope this one also gives you pleasure. 

Friday, August 1, 2014


Recently we visited Monarto Wildlife Sactuary east of Adelaide and were delighted to be 'Up Close' with the huge giraffes. They are such gentle giants and seemed to be interested in seeing who had come to visit them - or was it the food offered?
I am enjoying receiving the little quilts - they are beautiful and will be on display in my sewing room.
Thanks ladies, cheers Lorraine