12 Days of Christmas

I have completed another design by Helen Godden, the 12 Days of Christmas.

The designs were drawn into cotton fabric using a black sharpie, then coloured with Inktense Pencils. I used a textile medium to release the colour so that bleeding would be minimal. Some ’bling’ was added with the gold lumiere paint in the striped frames and number outlines.

All the blocks were sewn together, adding sashing and borders before being quilted. The designs were outlined and detailed with black quilting, then the backgrounds and sashings were quilted with a cream polyester.

12 Days of Christmas
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Another pleasant surprise

I entered a quilting Challenge run by River City Sewing Centre in Queensland. It was to quilt the ’Sunshine Soul ’ panel, called ’Flowers of Eventide. I was so surprised to win the award for hand guided quilting. The photos were judged by a panel of international judges, blind without reference to the quilters name or the machine used. Thankyou to River City Sewing Centre and Bernina who sponsored the award. I outline quilted and added details to the image in black, then quilted the background in cream. I extended the design into the background negative space to create texture and interest. All the quilting was done on my Sweet 16.

Another ‘Garden Trellis’

Here is the second version of ’Garden Trellis’ using up the Floragraphix V range by Jason Yenter. A slightly different colour way . I quilted it with the same all over hook and feather design. I am really happy with how both quilts came together.

The pattern is called ’Jelly Weave’ by Cluck Cluck Sew.

Garden Trellis 2

Canberra Quilters’ Virtual Exhibit 2021

I was honoured to be awarded the Bernina Best of Show for my quilt ’Coming Home’.

Thankyou you Bernina and all the exhibition sponsors for supporting our state guilds and encouraging creativity within the quilting community.

‘ Coming Home ‘ was also awarded first place in small quilts professional, excellence in stationary machine quilting, the embellishment award and retaining the tradition.

‘Coming Home’

My challenge entry ’Florabunda’ was also awarded First Place.


All the lovely quilts can be viewed in Canberra Quilters online gallery.

‘Milla’s Quilt

Milla’s Quilt
My pattern for Milla’s Quilt is a project in the current issue of Quilters Companion Magazine #112.
It is a quick and easy design using a charm pack, all raw edge appliqué using machine blanket stitch, with simple quilting. A lovely cot quilt for the little one in your family.

‘Milla’s Quilt’