What a fun quilt to do! It was designed for the National Qult Museum New Quilts from and Old Favorite. The challenge block was bow tie. Once this idea came to me, I was able to get it done quilckly. I purchased drapery fabric and quilted it prior to adding the cats. I machine stitched the cats on and embroidered each face before I put it on. The one final part was to add shocking pink piping to the binding for a more 'formal' look. All of this was done tongue in cheek. If only all quilts were this fun. It received a 4th place and has been travelling for a couple of years.
I was so impressed when I saw several stunning, unusual white peacocks in person. Working with a white peacock focal point was new to me. I added beads and sequins to its feathers and used tone on tone cotton and satin fabrics. The quilt was made for an online Song Bird challenge for the group, Art Quilts From Around The World. The peacocks were designed in computer software , and cut with an electronic cutter.
I made this quilt for my mother, Margaret Montague Geldart, in 2012.
Her parents were commercial carnation growers in Victoria and Penticton from 1930s through the 1960s. They also had a flower shop called Monty’s Flowers in Penticton from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Carnations were Mum’s favourite flower.
I hoarded the Turkish-style carnation border fabric for several years before I found the stylized carnation appliqué design in an issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. I modified the pieced part of the design and made this wall hanging for Mum’s birthday.
I was inspired by a Japanese fabric that included the trees and background fabric. The fabric had to be manipulated in order to make a level forest and I added additional trees in the forground. I added textile paint and inks on the snow and the rocks and used an ombre Stonehenge fabric for the sky and the water. The sky fabric blends with the Japanese sky fabric. I added rheinstones for the stars and it is quilted heavily with a Wonderfil Tutti variegated thread.
Watercolour measures 77 inches wide and 78 inches long and is a kaleidoscope/star quilt and has over 900 pieces of raw edge appliqué that have been individually basted and quilted and was constructed using the hover-quilting technique. Hover-quilting is a fresh new approach to raw edge appliqué, absent of fusible web. This innovative technique allows for a beautiful controlled frayed edge and creates the illusion of piecing hovering above the quilt top and turns fabric into watercolour.
Baby quilt for our only granddaughter. The color choice was left overs from parents wedding quilt. As i was putting it together and was doing the outside corners, the quilt said that it needed something a bit different. So I went along with it's suggestion.... hence the spheres in the corners. I was trying to use up the "reminants" from the other quilt. I found a feather pattern online and traced the outline for design. I also traced my hand and sized it to fit. I also used some templates on the border. She was born in AZ and tried to keep to her birth place.
This is one of my favorite Christmas projects to date. The Christmas tree quilting on the border was done using Bonnie Browning's method of mathless borders using adding machine paper (see episode 609). After tracing the trees onto adding machine paper I then transferred that design onto Golden Threads Quilting paper and quilted the borders. This method worked very well; I will definitely use it again. I enjoyed using various free motion quilt designs in the blocks.