Monday, June 22, 2009

Show & Tell June

Melinda&Dal quilt

I need more info on this quilt, but do know it was made by Melinda who has donated it to Dal’s African charity. 



This is for Miranda’s & George’s son Brett (who some of you met) who turned 30 in January.  Before starting her Cambridge English Language Teacher’s course –all Miranda could make was a promise, not a quilt. 
Unusually for a guy, Brett was very definite not just about the colours but the tones too.  However despite the huge selection of browns, oranges and chocolate found,  none of the colours were to his liking. So whilst in Melbourne Spotlight, the Gutterman cotton rack was used to select the exact colours/tones.  Then Miranda just carried around 3 cotton reels and scoured every material and quilting shop she knew in Victoria and NSW. On the last day in Australia driving back from her nephew’s farm in Gippsland, she found the exact 3 colours in a little quilt shop in Bairnsdale she’d never noticed before.
Since finishing the course, she machine pieced Brett’s quilt and hand quilted it. Little Mya will be delivering the quilt to Australia for her big brother in these school holidays. 
Maggie encouraged Miranda to attempt her first hand quilting, lent her the quilting table and mentored her through the process.  Brett has not seen it yet, but is sure to  enjoy it in his new home that he moves into the week Mya arrives.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Show & Tell June


The quilt is a wedding present - if I get it finished - for the daughter of a friend of mine. I am calling it the Japanese Chinese wedding quilt.  Both the bride and groom have links with Singapore as their parents lived here so I wanted to make it with a Chinese theme.  So I ended up with Japanese fabric of course!  The centre is not the double happiness that I thought - thanks Maurine - but it is associated with weddings.  Half of the squares are quilted with the eternal meander symbolising yin and yang - again thanks Maurine as I just chose it because it is often on Chinese brocade!  Running out of time the other half of the squares I just quilted on the diagonal.  Now I have the dragonflies of the border to do before it is finished



Quilters Guild of NSW Quilt Show

Here is the link to the winners of the show which is on in Sydney this week

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Quilting Today

We were up high at Judy’s new apartment…..look at the view!