More Playing with my Inktense Pencils

I decided to make some placemats for Christmas Gifts, colouring the design with my Inktense Pencils.

I used a cream cotton for the background so that the subtle cross hatch pattern on the fabric showed through the image. The design is outline quilted in black thread, then free motion quilted with a cream in the background. The black outline quilting can be clearly seen in the back of the placemats.

I added some small dots of silver ’bling’ using a pearlescent fabric paint to the tips of the gum blossom and flower centre.

I am really happy with the finished results and found a perfect green fabric in my stash for the binding.

A Splash of Colour

Garden Trellis

Here is a trellis style, pieced quilt, using the Floragraphix V range of fabrics by Jason Yenter.
The pattern is called Jelly Weave by Cluck Cluck Sew.

The colours are bright and fresh. I have quilted it with an all over hook and feather design. An all over repetitive design is a good way to help build up confidence in just ’going for it’ when quilting a continous pattern.

Beautiful French Cottons and Chambrays

I purchased these lovely fabrics from Fine French Linen Australia. They are from the Mas d’Ouvan Range of quilting fabrics, produced in France. They were ideal for creating soft ‘french style’ summer quilts for 2 single beds. As I had purchased them in a fat quarter bundle this quilt design made it easy to display the beautiful patterns in large squares and rectangles, keeping the large floral designs as a feature. I love how the blues and beiges blend so well together. It is very simple piecing, so the quilt tops came together quickly.

A change from quilting….a Cute Monkey

I was asked to make a gift for a newborn baby boy. Here is my cute monkey in his striped overalls. I used a pattern designed by Melly & Me called Mini Magoos. We are still in Covid lockdown here on the New South Wales South Coast so all the fabrics and requirements came from my stash. It was a fun project to make and I think he has his own personality.

Another UFO done

I started this quilt during an earlier COVID lockdown and have lots of spare time at home to quilt it during the current lockdown, who knows how long we will have our activities restricted?

It was constructed as part of an online group run by South Australian Quilters Guild – Round the Block Mystery Quilt. I managed to get it cut out, but the pieces have been sitting in a pile for months.

As there is a lot of background space, it provided an excellent palette for experimenting with free motion quilting designs.

Round The Block Mystery Quilt