Sunday, 7 July 2013

Japan Shopping

These are the lovely fabrics I bought when I went to Japan. I have to decide what I am going to make with them.

Fan Quilt 2

More custom work on this beauty. 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Fan quilt

Some custom work on this fan quilt that also required a lot of ruler work on the fans.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Quilt Patterns in Japan

These are patterns I found where we are staying at Takayama.
One was taken in the lift and the hall carpet and another one is from a large mat in the main lounge.
It seems inspiration for quilts can be found everywhere.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Japan Holiday

I am in Japan on holidays with my sister Leanne who is a Japanese language teacher. We are wearing ourselves out sightseeing.
I couldn't believe it when we found an actual patchwork shop today. This is Leanne's sixth visit to Japan and she has never seen one before.
The photo with the Cherry Blossoms over the Canal with a swan gracefully moving along was a beautiful sight.
The other photo is of me learning to use chopsticks.

Sunday, 31 March 2013


This pretty quilt was finished with loopy meander and stars.

Charity Quilt

This quilt was made by my friend Maxine to be used in a fundraising night for a boy who needs some assistance. I was happy to quilt it for her. The pictures show the front and the back. It was quilted in an Edge to Edge floral.

Celebration Bunting Quilt

I have finished the quilting on this one over the weekend. The pictures show the front and back. I am delighted with it. I admit though, I don't enjoy the cutting out and piecing side of patchwork. The pattern is Celebration Bunting Quilt by Melly & Me.The fabric is Where The Wind Blows also by Melly and Me. It would have to be my favorite fabric.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Play Time

This quilt is mine. I am using to expand my skills.
A practise quilt. I am delighted how it is coming along and
absolutely love the texture of the quilting.


Boxing Day 2012

On Boxing Day my husband and I went on a bus and boat trip
to Sydney Harbour for the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart
Yacht Race.

The boat above is Wild Oats who won the race.
This is the Wangi Queen Showboat which was a local ferry for
many years on our Lake. It was sold and moved to Sydney not
long before Christmas. We were delighted to see it go past.

Xmas 2012

My family is well known for loving a fancy dress Christmas
My granddaughter was dressed as a plum pudding and looked adorable.

My quilt group do a placemat swap each christmas.
This was the one I made

Merry Christmas


Beach holiday

We had a holiday down the South Coast in November
and the kangaroos were as friendly as ever.
Love this picture of a mother with a Joey in her pouch.

Sisterly Love

My daughter-in-law made this quilt for her sister in England
I am sure it it was appreciated as it is lovely.
quilted with e2e loopy butterflies

blanket stitch applique`

 small loopy quilting around the butterfly centre
to make it pop
Black fleecy on the back
the quilting showed up really well


November and December finishes


Oriental fabrics quilted with loopy butterfly

e2e clouds for these
my lovely grandaughter Tilley in
the sit me up donut I made her
This fantastic circus quilt was quilted with a
large meander to keep the quilt soft
this quilt is for a young man so meander was chosen

an edge to edge floral to match the floral fabric
this fabric had roses so it was quilted with e2e roses