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