Sunday, 26 July 2009

The Whole Quilt & Nothing But The Quilt

This is my Blue & White Hexagon quilt hanging at the Melbourne Exhibition this weekend. Thanks to Wendy W for taking the photo for me.

This quilt is hand pieced using the traditional English Paper Piecing method (but without stitching the basting through the papers) . It only uses six blue fabrics plus the white and no two hexagon flowers are the same fabric combination. I started piecing it in early 2008 and finished this year in May 2009. I used to take the little hexies everywhere with me - even took them to Townsville on our long motorbike ride last year.

When I finally put this quilt together I had really bad withdrawal symptoms from hexies - lol! So now I am handpiecing diamonds and will put a pic up soon.

If anyone wants to see other hexagon quilts and things in progress by others ... click on over to the Great Hexagon Quilt Along - too

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane

Friday, 17 July 2009

Sneak Peak, Cats and Journals and a lovely Quilt

This is a sneak peak of my Hexagon Quilt - my design, quilting and hand piecing - I feel a bit sad that it is finished - but have started making hand pieced diamonds now.

This picture is of my Journal covers - I have made others that have been sold and I have found that people most like the ones that have been beaded ... some of these have but need more!

This lovely quilt is one that was made by Rita for the Aldersgate Aged Care Home in Launceston to celebrate it's 50th birthday. I quilted it with a mixture of McTavishing, clams and reminded me of "pathways", so I though that was pretty apt!

And last but not least - here is my big fat "Merlin" he hardly fits into this now but will still squeeze in and will push his skinny brother Jet out if he gets in first. My babies are nearly 9 months old now and are about as big as my 4 year old Shadow.

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Dolly Day

Last Saturday was the second Doll Workshop I taught at Cranberry Crafts in Ulverstone - it was a great day with almost everyone going home with the body of their doll completed. Faces done, hair done and now they just have to add the clothing and accessories. Look at all those happy faces! Thanks girls for the wonderful day.

The three dolls in this picture are my dolls that are in progress - I have still to complete various stages of their dress and shoes. I love the tiara (usually used as a hair piece for brides but just the right size for my dolls).

If anyone is interested in doing a workshop with me ... skip over to my web page and look at the workshop dates - I am arranging a class in Launceston soon.

And this photo is of Marie G. and her winning Kimono quilt which I had the pleasure of custom quilting. Marie was over the moon that two of her quilts won - a First and a Second prize. Well done - her fabric colour and design choices were wonderful.

Busy quilting days for me at the moment - trying to keep up and get some of my own stuff done.

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x