Joan's lovely red, black and white dresden plates with an all over pattern quilted in red thread.
Ed Note: You can find this pattern in the Australian Quilters Companion magazine issue QC#36 "Red and Black and White All Over"
The pattern really looked great without taking over the piecing.
The beautiful back. Now Joan is partial to using sheeting for her backs - they wash easily and you use them on beds! A note here though ... if you are going to use sheeting - try to make sure it is 100% cotton. When the fabric is a blend, it can make quilting difficult and you might end up with pokies and bigger needle holes - these generally disappear with a good wash though. I don't mind quilting them - but do make sure the customer knows that it may not be as good as when using 100% cotton quilting fabric. Minki and flannel are also good backings.
Another of Joan's quilts ... this one was an op shop find - I wonder what the story was and why this quilt top ended up in the op shop for sale for $1.00 - yep that's right $1.00. Amazing. But it has now been quilted and Joan loves it like her own.
We put a big overall pattern on this one. You can't see it on the front very well - but the back looks great too.
And now for a little kitty love ... Merlin has a fettish for laundry baskets ... he will sit in it for ages and ages just watching the world go by or until Jet gets in with him.