Thursday, October 29, 2015

A little win

Last week I found out that I had won second prize in the Australian Machine Quilters Association Challenge, there were 4 categories and I was in the pieced, hand guided.
This included long arm machines and home machines. I use a Bernina 820 to machine quilt.

I am extremely happy with this win, as even though it was a small group of quilts the competition was quite strong and I suspect that many of the other quilts had been quilted on a long arm (more professional type ) machine.

The orange is a Lisa Walton hand dyed fabric, the grey is a perfect fit and  allows the whole piece to shine. I used some funky coloured threads, purple, green and blue.

Overall a very happy quilt and a very happy quilter!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Queensland Quilters Exhibition

What a great show, some fantastic quilts, some of mine included!
There is some very innovative work being done locally which is wonderful, some good use of colour too !
Here are some of my quilts. now onto next years exhibition pieces!!
Lovely quilt made by Kate Oszko and quilted by me, its for sale!

Class sample for next years machine quilting lessons!  its called OPTIONS-  that is Optins for design and  free motion quilting designs!

class sample

My blue and white- its called  Winter Wonder
Detail, I used my Westalee ruler for the first time on this quilt, now I will quilt the blue , maybe.....

Fruit Salad- a fun challenge quilt, bright and colourful!
Last years challenge quilt having another airing, sometimes you just have to do something different!

My Modern challenge quilt, some fun with the machine quilting and my new Westalee rulers!