Friday, March 3, 2017

Quilting my blades

It's taken me nearly a year,
but I'm almost finished quilting my small blade wallhanging,
which measures 17 by 34 inches.
I made it from a set of Denyse Schmidt solid charm squares
at the beginning of 2016.

I machine quilted it with  Aurifil threads
of various weights and colours

and then threaded a crewel needle for some big stitching
inside the blades.

I still like it, and I'm wondering why it took me so long to quilt.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Baby Rail #2

I realized after posting a photo of the third African rail baby quilt, that I had not posted a picture here of #2.

Baby Rail Fence #3 Finished!

This is the third and final baby rail fence quilt for a local organization. I have used up all but one of the blocks I cut. I consider that a good use of materials!

Saturday, December 10, 2016


In October I posted a photo of a quilt top in progress which began life as my version
of Organised Chaos by Sujata, but took a different direction
when I decided to use just one fabric for the corners of the blocks and 
one fabric for the outer triangles.

 I had in mind a vision of an old Persian carpet, hence
Isfahan was born.

To those who may have seen this before on my Mystic Quilter
blog, apologies for the double viewing.

I absolutely loved making this, lots of colour
and the fabrics used are Kaffe Fassett Collective ones
and batiks.
 Bring on another Kaleidoscope!!


African-themed baby Quilt

I used Sujata's Rail Fence pattern to make this African-fabric themed baby quilt. The finished size needs to be 23" x 36", so I downsized the blocks a bit to make it work. I cut the WOF strips at 5", trimmed them to 4" after sewing together. The unfinished block size is 4", finishing in the quilt at 3.5"The unfinished block size is 4", finishing in the quilt at 3.5" I alternated the blocks that have African fabric with plain background squares, thinking I wouldn't have enough African fabric otherwise.  Hah! Silly me. I had enough strips and blocks to make another one which is currently unfinished on the design wall.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My take on Organised Chaos

A little while ago in a post/comment exchange with Sujata,
I was just starting on a kaleidoscope quilt
inspired by Sujata's Organised Chaos and she asked if
I would post updates to the blog.

One more block to go, then arrange to my satisfaction
and add the corners.

Some of the blocks have very little contrast between
the light and dark pieces, that's intentional, I have
in mind creating a likeness to an old Persian rug.

Hopefully not too long before more progress is made!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Autumn wall hanging in progress

I'm working on an autumn wall hanging with hour glass blocks.

What do you think ? With or without blue ?
In the second picture I took some spare blocks to cover the blue ones.

Thank you for your opinion :-)