Thursday, April 23, 2009

Anniversary Quilt

A year before my parents' 50th Anniversary, I participated in a scrappy quilt class, called 'Orphan Blocks Quilt'. I started collecting the fabrics, and noticed that most of them had some gold, so decided to make a quilt for this big occasion. Some of the blocks are from patterns that were given by the teacher, and some I made up myself. The quilt took almost a year to make. It was machine quilted by a friend on a long-arm.

Challenge Quilt

I made this quilt for a Challenge arranged by a West Australian quilt guild a few years ago. We were given an ugly purple fabric to be used in the quilt any way we wanted. I call this quilt "Mommy, look! a purple cow!"

Baby Quilt

I made this quilt for my friend who had a baby last year. It is a pattern I found in a magazine. I am afraid I don't remember the name of the designer, or the magazine.

Quilts for Alzheimer's

These are tiny quilts I made for auctions that took place on the website. The funds raised are donated to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

Morrocan Watercolor Heart

This is not your traditional watercolor quilt, because of the use of fabrics. We learned this method in class. I don't like the traditional watercolor quilts, so this is MY take on it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Chocolate and Red

I made the bag and pillow for a challenge we had at our quilt guild to create items from clothes we purchase at a thrift shop. I used a lovely corduroy red jacket and a yummy chocolate brown man's shirt.

Starting to blog...

OK, this is so new to me. Blogging, I mean. I've seen some lovely blogs out there and decided to try it myself. Baby steps. I hope to update my blog often, with photos and links of stuff I am creating and things that I like.