Each year I go up to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains for a quilting retreat and stay at the Redleaf Resort. We sew, chat, shop for fabric and eat good food for the whole weekend. Most of us make at least one quilt for a wonderful charity called "Dandelion" which provides emergency help to parents and children who are sometimes forced to leave their homes at a moment's notice. This year I've made three simple baby quilts all the same pattern: 6 1/2 inch squares (7X6 blocks). They are quilted in the ditch and then in oblique rows. All are made from the children's fabric in my stash. I always enjoy making them because I know how much they are appreciated. Last year between us we managed to come up with 53 quilts.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The bag with the purple eggplants belongs to Maru who joins us most weeks and shows us beautiful fabrics and notions and new techniques to use in our quilting efforts. She is a wonderful addition to our group bringing a Costa Rican perspective to Yarnspinners.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
First quilt for 2017! This one had to be a fast one as my sister-in-law is only here from England for 3 weeks. She is about to have a new granddaughter and was ecstatic when I said I would do a quilt for Daisy Mae. Fortunately I had this one half sewn up already and she loved it - so - problem solved! Here are the pictures. Of course it's a simple quilt made of six and a half inch plain blocks which relies on the colours and textures of the fabric rather than any fancy work in the blocks. I tend to do this for baby quilts because they have to be hardwearing and easily machine washable.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
There's no doubt about it, scrap quilts will always be my favourite kind of patchwork. There's always a challenge to bring all those disparate scraps together into a pleasing whole.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
This is not a good photo of the quilt unfortunately but it's a great one of that queen of cats, Persephone. Persephone needed her own personal quilt of course.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
|Alternating blocks of framed owl prints were done in blues and yellows|