Wednesday, 8 June 2016


Another challenge quilt between Lorraine and myself from the book " One Block Wonder" by Maxine Rosenthal.
The fabric, purchased at "The City Quilter" in New York is part of their Grand Central Line.
It's just magnficent fabric, soft and has a great hand.
This quilt was relatively fast to put together, but to arrange the blocks, I would use the camera on my phone to get the blocks in the right spot. I would then put it on black and white to check the tone.

I did have to get the inner borders and the back (same line) on a random unplanned trip to NYC last July.
I managed to get the to finished in time for the Scquilters Restreat in Canberra.
Just love this.
Quilted by Sharon Vickridge- Smith with a New York Skyline pattern.

" Mottled Monet" - NINE PATCH PIZAZZ

This is one of the patterns taken from Judy Cisneros' book Nine Patch Pizazz.
Such a great opportunity to create a lovely quilt.
This was a challenge between my Aunt and our friend. We had one fabric the same (the green gingko batik) and that had to be used somewhere in the quilt. This worked well with the Japanese style fabrics.
Love the way this turned out and it was the first quilt I sent off to be professionally quilted.
The name is inspired by the name my Aunt gave her quilt.
Quilted by Sharon Vickridge Smith with a gingko all over pattern.

Farmers Wife Quilt

Got hold of this book last year. by Laurie Aaron Hird It's a collection of blocks to make the most wonderful quilt and you can use scraps if you wish. Here are some of my recent blocks. 
It's been nice to just sew lately. Little bit here and a little bit there :)