Monday, May 30, 2016

Mini Modern from Lynn

I do do piecing! I also  love working with bright colours.
Enjoy your modern gallery, Pam.
Best wishes from

Odd One Out - Helen

We have quickly 'warmed' to white backgrounds and clear lines that seem to summarise modern quilts. While this quilt is quite small I have never achieved this density of quilting in the past! Hope you enjoy these quilts, Pam.

"Seventies nine patch" ~ stitched by Margie

Nine little patches from a box of scraps from other Stitching across the Ditch projects. 

My ‘mini modern’ references the bright, bold fabrics of the seventies, in particular from the Marimekko company, still popular today. The designs are larger than life, so, not easy to replicate in miniature!

An A4 box of fabric goes a long way - I also stitched a table runner and still have lots of bits too precious to ditch.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Deb - "A-Tisket A-Tasket"

When Pam posted this challenge I had just finished making a larger version of this basket quilt! The large quilt has six baskets and is a pattern by Toyne Belinda Phillips which I bought in America three years ago. Because I already had the design and all the fabrics already chosen, this has been the fastest little quilt I've ever made!! I love the modern quilts - all the white and bright colours are just my cup of tea!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mini Modern=Modern Mini by Kay W

This month I decided the title words were commutative, as in 6 + 2 = 2 + 6, therefore mini modern equals modern mini.  And here is a very modern mini!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Medieval Medallion II - Judith

This has been a long time coming but at last it’s made it to the blog. 
We had an extremely busy beginning of the year when it was impossible to get near the sewing machine, this was followed by a necessary reorganisation of my workroom. All was progressing well, Medieval Medallion I was all but finished until it went AWOL. It is a puzzlement, I can only think it got swept up and tossed with the rest of the rubbish, only one solution was to start over. I live in hope that one day Medallion I will come to light.
It was a pleasure to work on this quilt for you Mary I hope you enjoy my contribution to your Medieval collection.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Medieval Shield By Ngaire

When I think of medieval I think of all the shields and weapons I saw in Edinburgh castle. Most of them were pretty scary looking and I am not sure a simple shield would have been much protection. Great to see you in Rotorua Mary and I hope you have a good trip to Auz.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Medieval by Mary

This is my quilt,.  I have also made another version but it is bigger.
My art group is exploring techniques from a book by Wendy Dolan, called Layer Paint and Stitch.  Fabrics are torn, stitched and embellished, then painted.  Further embroidery by machine and hand stitching finishes the piece.
Thank you everyone for my quilts, loving receiving them and they are up on my design wall to admire!