Mostly I'm known for my applique flowers and bargello quilts but sometimes I also make animals, insects and birds. Today I want to share some of those with you.
I was searching around in my bits and pieces today when I came across a star block that I made some time ago. I was making it for part of my tree skirt online class. As per usual, I didn't just make one star, but got a little carried away and made five instead.
Up until 2000 I'd been busy making art quilts for galleries who would sell them. It was fun and exciting creating new original pieces however it wasn't very profitable. At this time, I had entered a few NZ Hoffman Challenges always having my piece accepted for travel on display throughout the different venues.
I thought it might be fun to show you some of the different art quilts I have made over the years when I realized that there is no way I could fit them all into one post so I decided I should select some categories and present several posts over the coming weeks. Today is the first group - landscapes.
Many times I am asked this question - “how did I get started in applique and quilting?” – so today I decided to write my story to share with all my quilt friends around the world.
Today I thought I would ask you what you like about quilting. I've made a short survey to see what is most popular. I'm hoping this might help me decide on what my next project might be.
A while ago I decided I wanted to add some applique to a sweater. I've done this on a number of occasions and whenever I wear such a sweater, I always get compliments - probably because no one has ever seen one like it before.
Those who know me, know that the majority of quilts I make are wall hanging size. A couple, for example are Simply Sunflowers and Bargello Blues. But there are occasions when I make full sized bed quilts. Usually these are given for gifts. In fact, I don't actually have a quilt of my own design for my own bed - how bad is that?
Today I made a quilter's word search. There are two parts to this word search.
Recently I ordered some Hoffman fabrics and they arrived in the mail yesterday. I love Hoffman Fabrics and in particular batiks and the 1894 Bali hand-dyes they have. There is such a wonderful range of shades and colors that I wished I owned them all.