They go from poor, amateur and badly photographed to better, more proficient and better photographed. I’m making no claims for expertise, but they were all made for someone, and have happy homes with friends and family. Click on any photo for a better close-up. And in the unlikely event you want to use a photo, or need information about or want to duplicate any quilt, please ask. Designs are my copyright (see the Small Print Page). The most recent quilts are at the top, for the older ones, please scroll down.
Let’s make a start.
Opal, a scrappy quilt, divided in two to make a hanging over our bed.
The Hatbox Quilt. Six years in the planning, three years in the making, appliquéd and hand quilted. A most beloved quilt.
Scinteallate, a field of glittering stars, to be auctioned at the Nude Lunch in aid of Ovarian Cancer.
Bougainville Nights, front….
… and back
Go Teal it on the Mountain, another collaborative fundraiser quilt created to benefit Ovarian Cancer Australia
Colours of Happiness for my friend Chippy, in celebration of friendship, motorbikes, curry and colour!
$11 Rainbow scrappy quilt. Everything was scrap except $11-worth of dark blue sashing fabric…
Signed, Tealed & Delivered, a postal-themed quilt for Ovarian Cancer Australia
Bonnard, a lap quilt for my sister Barbara
Sea Glass, a bed quilt for my sister-in-law
The Blue Hour, a caravan bunk quilt for the Husband
Gallimaufry, a caravan quilt for me
Gonna Teal Your Heart Away, made from a pattern by Teresa Down Under, and donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia
Tealed with a Kiss, another one for Ovarian Cancer Australia
Stay Positive, a quilt made for the benefit of Ovarian Cancer Australia. It is composed mainly of donated blocks.
Grey Nomad, a scrappy quilt made for a travelling friend
Time for Teal, a quilt made of mainly donated blocks for the benefit of Ovarian Cancer Australia. It raised $500 for the charity at auction 🙂
The Cloths of Heaven, a quilt to celebrate the marriage of my niece
Canterbury Bulldogs quilt for a rugby fan – and the last time I’ll make this quilt pattern; there have been two others.
The Bookcase Quilt for my niece Lucy, the Unlikely Bookworm!
Worldwide Friends, front. A collaborative English Paper Piecing quilt entirely hand-stitched by me, with contributions of fabric and poetry from blogging friends around the world.
Worldwide Friends: the back, with the haiku panel in the centre.
Aimée, a long overdue quilt for my sister in France
Amistad, a quilt to celebrate a friendship.
Jumble, a baby quilt I made in a great rush for Baby Gnu Too.
Isfahan, a warm lap quilt for my father
Broken Bottles, made for my sister in law, Yvonne
The back of Broken Bottles, showing the quilting detail
Happiness, with late afternoon shadow. Feb-May 2014
Back detail, with stained glass effect
The Tree of Life. Made for my brother
Paul’s 60th birthday present
Back detail: reverse of the quilting
Three ‘flying quilts’ for my nephew’s triplet baby daughters.
Left is Komeet (Comet), centre is Vlucht (Flight) and right is Wervelwind (Whirlwind)
The backing fabrics and labels. I’m letting the parents decide who gets which quilt!
One of my favourites. It’s called Desert Spring. A man’s quilt.
Made for an avid Swans supporter
My heirloom quilt. English paper piecing. Many thousands of hexagons, each sewn by hand, and then quilted by hand. Nearly a year of work.
Anna’s Garden. A quilt/playmat for my great-niece.
A Tui for Anne. Not a quilt, a wall hanging,
for a Kiwi friend who was homesick in Canada.
Go the Pies!
Me in front of Morning Tea at the Quilting Bee. Full size shot to follow.
The finished thing, hanging from my design wall pole. Lots of work, lots of detail, glad it’s finished, hope it does some good for the CanDo Cancer Trust
A close up of the centre of the finished quilt
A wall hanging I made for the waiting area at the Coffs Harbour Breast Screen NSW clinic. They have a lot of butterfly themed art.
A quilt for Baby Gnu (his daddy is Big Gnu…)
The back of Baby Gnu’s quilt
Jen’s French Braid quilt, keeping her warm in London
The Japanese 9 Block, on my sister’s spare bed in Dorrigo
Hearts in Splendour, a quilt I designed for a friend
to make for charity, and ended up making myself.
She couldn’t line up the seams, and I couldn’t let an imperfect quilt go…
The Tangerine 9 block. It’s on my spare bed.
My first ever attempt at FMQ. And it shows!
Henry’s Twirling Stars. A small quilt for my sister’s son. He’s outgrown it now.
Bella’s Twirling Stars. A small quilt for my sister’s second daughter.
Francesca’s Butterfly. A small quilt for my sister’s eldest daughter.
French General lap quilt, made for the
CanDo Cancer Trust to raffle to raise funds.
Tracey’s English Country Garden. Love those colours and big, overblown flowers. It’s on the bed in her spare room.
Sam’s Australian Spring. Made for my nephew and his wife.
Kye’s Autumn Swirl. Made for another nephew’s bed.
The back of Kye’s Autumn Swirl, showing some pretty wonky quilting.
Donna’s Daisy Daisy, made for the birth of her son.
The back of Donna’s Daisy Daisy. The FMQ is a little better…