Tag Archives: modern quilt

Virtual Quilting Bee Sampler

This is the longest-running project for me so far. I started making this as part of Amy’s QAL last year, and then when the top was completed, made the slightly ambitious decision to hand-quilt it. Living in Queensland, the thought of sitting under a quilt hand-quilting is really only possible in Winter, and so I have spent many evenings stitching away at this project. It has been really fun and lovely, but yes, totally over-ambitious and a learning curve. This quilt is far from perfect, but it taught me lots, it is finished and it is mine. And that’s exciting. πŸ™‚

Finished VQB modern sampler

Finished VQB modern sampler

Hand Quilting

Hand Quilting

Hand quilting in progress

Hand quilting in progress

Minky-Backed New Wave Quilt

This quilt is my experiment with minky, and my kids love it! I’m not quite convinced about putting all of those man-made fibres next to beautiful cotton but I’m out-voted at our place (not for the first time!)

Aqua New Wave Quilt - finished

Aqua New Wave Quilt – finished

This quilt was made from the pattern by Elizabeth Hartman at the Oh Fransson blog. I love so many of her patterns, and this one was book-marked when I first started quilting. Nice to have an excuse to make a quilt for fun. πŸ™‚ The fabrics are by Cinderberry Stitches from the Folk Tale range.

Minky backing

Minky backing

My daughter and I shared this quilt with the Brisbane MQG in September. It was so much fun to take her along and see her get so excited about making quilts! Here is a link to her in action: http://instagram.com/p/tNT46eGedY/

Science Fair Quilt

Loved making this quilt. It came together really easily and wonderfully. This was a gift for my husband for father’s day.

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Fussy hubbyΒ wanted bright colours not on white or grey background, soΒ I even used my favourite basic – black sketch – as the background. That’s how much I love fussy hubby. πŸ˜‰ The coloured fabrics are Mod Century from a Moda jelly roll.

A few in-progress shots:

Playing with layouts

Playing with layouts

Pieced Top

Pieced Top

Quilting

Quilting

Quilted

Quilted