Friday, March 20, 2015

Australian Quilt Convention Challenge

For a third year in a row, I have entered, and been a finalist in the Australin Quilt Convention Challenge.  This year's theme is "True Blue", which conjured up all sorts of ideas.  I decided to go with the sort of subject matter I enjoy the most, and did a pair of Spendid Fairy Wrens.


There are some wonderful quilts in the finals, you can see them all on the AQC web page

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Floral Embroideries



Today I finished working on these three little pieces.  All they need now is some frames.  I enjoyed playing about with the different colour schemes, as well as using up some little scraps of fabric.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Published Article

I am thrilled that the The latest issue of Quilters Companion Magazine has published an article on how I made Coreopsis.
Nice to see one's work in print, especially in such a lovely publication.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Vanilla Lilies 2


This is the second little embroidery I have done of these lovely little native flowers, the Vanilla Lily.  I have stitched onto a base of paper that was painted for the background, then embroidered the flowers with my Sweet Sixteen.  And I am happy that this piece now has a new home, after participating in an exhibition at the Old Ambulance Station at Nambour.  I hope the new owner enjoys having this piece as much as I did making it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Teaching Schedule

We are up and running with lots of dates on my teaching schedule, I will be offering a wide variety of classes at Patchwork Angel, check it out by clicking on the tab above.  If you would like me to visit your group to teach then please contact me, I would love to hear from you. 

Friday, December 05, 2014

New Bird Patterns now Available


Here are the three new bird wallangings all finished, theVariegated Wren, Scarlet Honeyeater and spotted pardolote.  Patterns are now available in time for christmas!  See the Patterns for sale tab above for more details of where to buy them from.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Birds

I am currently working on some new Aussie bird patterns, and have so far painted up a Variegated Wren, a Scarlet Honeyeater and a Spotted Pardolote.
 

Two of them have been placed on their perches ready for quilting, just the Pardolote to go.  I'm thinking about some more birds to do, do you have a favourite aussie bird you'd like to see a pattern for?