A small display of workshops available and a snippet of projects I've completed or are working on!
This is a worskhop using either precuts or as a stash buster. The fabric is Clementine by Moda and this is Hayley's quilt. Many techniques are used including easy curved piecing, utilising 60 degree cuts plus much more.
This is a new class utilising the wave ruler technique. It can be a wallhanging as pictured or altered to be adaptable to full size quilts. This was stepping out of my comfort zone by using colours I never usually touch! The wave can also be utilised in traditional quilts giving borders a whole new look!
This is a quilt as you go type quilt utilising panels to create a quick quilt - ideal as a raffle quilt or the like. This one I made for the Bendemere Pony Club.
This casserole carrier was made using the gorgeous cupcake and stripe fabric. This is Cathy Jackson's Cowbelles design - no binding!!!
This is a "convergence" style quilt - given the name by Ricky Tims but one that I have designed myself. It consists of 4 fat quarters and in this case I have used the Ricky Tims range of fabrics which we have around 9 bolts in stock and all ranging in colours. It also looks wonderful in contrasting colours or with novelty fabrics!
This Country Bargello quilt I started at Cathy 's Cowbelles and altered borders. It is endless what different looks can be achieved just by spinning blocks!
A traditional but ever popular technique utilising decorative stitches and embellishments always a popular class.
This is one version of the huge variety of designs achievable with strip piecing with 3 different colours. You can make between 2-4 quilt tops with one set of fabrics and cutting.
This is the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Rose from my garden that I have designed a quilt from utilising the same technique as in the Mr Mundell Portrait Art Quilt.
This is the standard class sample for the workshop however participants can use their own colour choices for their individual rose.
This is another design to choose from with the double up!
Double Wedding Ring coming up - using the Gorgeous Aster Manor range.
This is my first sample piece using my Embellisher machine with an online workshop Embellish stitch enrich
My trials into "stitcheries" Kim is a fanstastic designer
Utilises gridded vilene & raw edge applique techniques. Not a traditional colourwash but a change to design your own piece. Can also be adapted to a paddock and fence scene.
This is the wonderful fat quarter jacket which is also lined. A fairly simple jacket with an eye catching finish. Great for personalising your wardrobe and using up those fat quarters
Looks really great with jeans! I used the 3 sisters Sanctuary range for this! It is a My Favourite things pattern
This is another landscape I am working on. This time in a tropical theme and using a sponge painted background - lots to go yet!
One of the many many bags I love. A Melly & Me design - great for using the tails of jelly rolls!
This really is Julie's laisy daisy too! As it was designed by Julie Lovell of Calico Farm designs who is just an amazing designer. We keep alot of her wonderful patterns. This cow was personalised with hand dyed fabric and embellishments.
These are some lovely country cows from the design of Julie Lovell's Laisy Daisy Cows. The pink one is mine and the other two are of my students Rel & Anne.
This landscape is an original design using my own hand dyed fabrics, entrapment, bobbin work, free machine embroidery, sponging, burning etc Very achieveable by beginners to experienced and is remarkably quick to make. This framed landscape went on to win the overall supreme champion exhibit of the Miles Agricultural Show.
This is one of the quilts from a student in a Layer Cake & Jelly Roll class - Fiona made this for her daughter using the Butterfly Fling range from Moda. It really brightened up her boarding school room.
This is a Lorraine Carthew inspired mosaic, which is just part of a wallhanging/quilt. I am going to actually cut it up and change it drastically though! It gives a true mosaic tile design. And this technique can be implmented to give your own personal style and design to many subjects
This is a portrait I designed with the help of my digital camera and computer. It was made for the last local artists exhibition in the Murilla Shire before it merged into the Dalby Regional Council. The exhibition's theme was Murilla's Arhibald - which was a portrait of someone associated with the Murilla Shire so I chose our longest serving Chairman - Mr George Mundell. It was constructed using 1" squares and received "Highly Commended" from Anne Kirker Ipswich Gallery Curator and it sold to decendents of Mr Mundell - David & Priscilla Mundell "Nelgai" Condamine.
This is a photo of my Art Portrait Quilt of Mr Mundell when it was exhibited in the Dogwood Crossing Art Gallery and myself.
This is one of our Clover Club Member's quilt - Neitta is a prolific quilter and here is one of the popular Layer Cake & Jelly Roll quilts that we do in one of the workshops. This was using the range Oh Cherry Oh from Moda.
This is my second convergence quilt - they are addictive. I designed this one utilising the large orchids and fussy cutting them and using broderie perse to give the quilt a woven effect with the orchids popping through the quilt.
A thread sketch of my hand accepted for the Quintessential Exhibition
A thread painted landscape accepted by Art Critic Sandi Pottinger into the Quintessential Exhibition at Dogwood Xing Gallery. It is based upon one of the properties that my parents owned whilst I was growing up and holds many fond memories.
A portion of my wearable Art Textile Scarf accepted into the Quintessential Exhibition. This similiar technique is available in a "Creative Cloth" workshop
This rag bag - designed by Wendy Williams of Flying Fish Kits can be made as this with the wide strips, and also jelly rolls 2 1/2" strips in 3 different sizes. This one was made using the lakehouse fabrics - Holly Holderman design in gorgeous pinks!
Postcards are all the rage and give you the chance to personalise a thankyou with a simple design such as this or really play with textile art influences
This is the "raw version" of my rose art quilt. There is a great deal in designing these type of quilts and this is just one of the many steps in the process.
A great class that has so many variations just by changing the colour/fabric. Can be made with less braids and incorporates on point centre and optional mitred border.
This is one of my student's wave quilt wallhanging. Sue used sunflowers & chooks and it came up really well.
This is a photo of our property "Toomba" looking from our shearing/hay shed into the house paddocks. When it is green it is really lovely to see.
This a student's gorgeous Bargello from my Twisted Bargello Class - again there are many many variations to the initial class notes and this one is just gorgeous!
This is the start of my project using the Moda range of Bistro fabric. The woven appearance is achieved by using X-Block square.
This quilt utilises the X-Blocks. It can easily be made larger and is a great class for all skill levels. Makes into great "blokes" quilts also