Thursday, September 25, 2014

Library Project - Finished Project

Way back I committed to Adrienne's library project.  Well I finally finished my first selected quilt.



The pattern is from the book "3Times the Charm Book Two".  I used 5 in squares I received in a Charm Square Swap organised by Kelly Elliot (Brisbane).

Very cheery I have a lovely square wooden table on my Alfresco and this will look great for brunch party.

cheers Rebecca

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Collage Challenge

I decided to belatedly follow Stephanie Levy's 100 days of Collage challenge.  I decided that I would do predominately fabric collage.  Gwen Marston and Jette Clover ("Small Notes" book) have both undertaken small studies and I was inspired by them.  I decided to make mine 8inches by 10 inches and to take around 30 minutes to 45 minutes on each one.  I don't know that I will make one every day but here are my first two using hand dyed and in some cases hand printed fabric from Aliquilts.
I will show you my first two below and update with some others as I keep going!!!

 This is the first one I made yesterday.  To get me going I used a postage stamp from a friend in New Zealand inspired by Jette's work.
This is today's and I used an old Australian stamp on "Peace" as a focus from my mother's old stamp album.

I am doing the exercise to get my creativity going and to practice.

cheers Rebecca

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Random Geese mini quilt

I had fun challenging myself to cut out improvisational flying geese for this little mini quilt.



It measures 21inches by 16inches and it was a stretch to figure out how to position the individual geese!!  I used kona solids.

Have a great day
Rebecca

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fabric Book Covers

I had loads of fun making a couple of fabric book covers for my sketchbooks.  I used hand dyed and

 hand printed fabrics that Ali and I made.  You can find other colours and fabric packs here at art 

fabric(Aliquilts).  I used matching hand dyed thread in the embroidery.


I adapted a pattern I found at Bloom.

take care Rebecca

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lichen Journal Quilt

This is the final journal quilt in the second 8 x8 journal quilt challenge.  The colour chosen was "lichen".  I am having a circle thing going at the moment and decided to use our Aliquilts Hand Printed fabrics in the colours of lichen for the circles.  I hand painted the grey lichen colour for the background.  The circles were fused and I used straight line quilting.

 take care Rebecca

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Weekend Retreat

I had a fabulous quilting retreat last weekend out at Boonah.  Managed to finish off the 36 blocks for my small quilt, baste down a Hawaiian appliqué cushion and dye some 14 yards of fabric (with Ali).





cheers Rebecca

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Red Quilt

I finished my scrappy Red Quilt.  The centre I made in a Nancy Crow class in New Zealand and the inspiration for the medallion came from a class with Gwen Marston.  It is improvisationally pieced except for the borders.

It is 43 inches square.   It makes me happy cheers Rebecca