Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Cats, Dear Jane & Journal Covers

Last week we were at the beach for a wonderful break during the school holidays - as usual we took our little lovlies and they had a great time being on their harnesses. Merlin took to sitting on the post anytime we took him out. Jet was a bit more safety conscious - preferring to stay in and around the caravan annex - little chicken!

Here are a couple of Journal covers that I have made - I beaded the one on the right during last week - I put some real freshwater pearls on it and think it looks great.

And here is another Dear Jane block- I have done more - just haven't got the pictures....still plugging along with it slowly.

Happy quilting for now - Jane

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Launceston Quilt Exhibition

Launceston Patchworkers & Quilters - Raffle Quilt - custom quilted by me!

****This weekend - SEPTEMBER 10-12 *****
The Launceston Patchworkers & Quilters will hold a quilt exhibition at Punchbowl Christian Centre, Launceston Vic, with a display of members’ work. Open: 10am-5pm. Entry: $5. Enquiries: Marie (03) 6331 3152 or Helen (03) 6344 1717.

It will be great - fantastic quilts and some displays from work done at retreats. You have got to see some of these quilts - the workmanship and designs are wonderful.

See you there .... Happy Quilting for now - Jane

Sunday, 6 September 2009

More Quilting

Here is some of the quilting I have done in the past few months ...

this quilt was made in 1997 I think -blocks made by different people - so it is a friendship quilt. I was asked to quilt it - however I liked. I think the end result is great - simple quilting but the look is quite effective - I love the back on this one too!

This is a close up of the front

And a view of the whole front.

this next quilt I am only showing the back - to show the quilting - customer was very happy too!

This next quilt was done for a wife's friend of my husband's in Ballarat ... again just asked to quilt but not sure what ... I felt a bit of freedom here as it was a free quilt job! I had fun quilting it.

This next quilt - I was asked to make a blue and yellow lap quilt - made in a very very busy hectic day - the recipient was apparently over the moon! This makes the effort well worthwhile.

If you want a quilt quilted by me - just go to my web site and follow the contact details. Postage anywhere in Australia is usually only about $15.00 registered.

Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

Football quilts

This quilt was pieced and appliqued by Melissa J in Melbourne - she has done a fantastic job as she hasn't made many quilts. I loved quilting this quilt - and have used a simple pantograph but changed colours for the yellow sashing and modified the panto to sit nice around the tiger's head. I did this a few weeks ago now and still think it is a wonderful concept - gave me the idea to to the blue Carlton quilt from my last post.
Publish Post

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A Quilt Gift

This quilt began life as a dooner cover - I used the front and back fabrics to make a quilt for my brother in law who sadly believes the Carlton Football Club will one day win another final! LOL - as you can tell I don't follow the football.

I quilted this with a simple angular freehand design of my own. The quilt looks fantastic and Merlin thinks so too!

Happy Quilting for now - Jane x