Sunday, 25 November 2007

Jo's Purple Cats

Purple Cats you ask......well my 10 year old daughter, Jo seems to be as absorbed by quilting as I am. She also loves cats and the colours in the purple range so...... we have purple cats.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Animals in Log Cabins

The top of my quilt is finally done!! Now I have to add the backing and quilt all the layers together.

These 3 blocks belong to my latest wall hanging. I have to make 2 more blocks - one with a lion and one with a Gnu and then it is time to put the bits and pieces together. This quilt has the advantage of the finished product being any size - the more animal log cabin blocks, the bigger the quilt. I am making a wall hanging as a sample but, as they say, "the world's your oyster". It can be made as big or as small as the creator's imagination (and the number of different animals you can think of......). Watch this space........

David's quilt

This is my very first quilt I made (am still working on the photo so bear with me). It is the product of a quilting course which taught all the basic techniques eg Log Cabin, Flying Geese etc. Again I used Africa and African animals as inspiration but did not use the South African Fabrics. I had a lot of fun with this quilt - choosing colours and mixing them all up.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Sunshine Quilt

This is my Sunshine Quilt. I used the Trip Round the World pattern and arranged the colours according to the colours of the rainbow. The result is a happy, laughing, sunny quilt. The yellows stand out and create an awesome effect as well as blending in with the rest of the colours - yet another bright colourful quilt. This quilt was donated to my children's school to auction off as fundraising for the school.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Ben's Fish Quilt

My Son Ben has a Marine Fish Tank so I made him a Crazy Patch quilt using fish prints in the centre of each block. I love working with bright colours.I used yellow sashing to separate the crazy patch blocks to give the quilt more space and light. Needless to say he loves it and will be taking it with him to boarding school next year.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

African Animals Wall Hanging

I am a child of Africa, LOVE Africa and am inspired by Africa. This is the first in the range of wall hangings/quilts created with an African theme. I am fortunate to be able to purchase fabrics made in South Africa that encapsulate the feel of Africa. This quilt was made as a gift for a friend in Romania.