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Falling Feathers Quilt
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Dimensions: 40″ x 49″ Completed: October 2003 Machine Pieced Machine Applique Hand Pieced Hand Applique This quilt is the end result of an internet swap run through the Dear Jane mailing list. It was called the Fall Frolic and used autumn tone fabrics. Sets of 10 were made and swapped. I made 3 sets – 2 sets of block D8 and 1 set of block...

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Star Quilt
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Star Quilt

Mar 20, 2015 by

Dimensions: 78″ x 96″ Completed: October 2003 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted This quilt was made for my friend Travis who is got married on October 4. I started piecing this quilt (designed by Judy Martin) back in February, finished the top around May sometime, then it sat dormant waiting for the Magic Quilting Pixies to work their wonders. They didn’t! I basted and quilted this...

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I Spy Quilt #3
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I Spy Quilt #3

Mar 20, 2015 by

Dimensions: 44″ x 56″ Completed: June 2003 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted This quilt is for Jacinta, who was born on June 26, 2003. Her mum and I go WAY back! It uses some of my I Spy stash (those that know me know I have a few to choose from!!) and a mottled black. It is quilted only in the black bits so noone’s face...

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Trapunto Workshop Quilt
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Dimensions: 31″x 31″ Completed: June 2003 Machine Trapunto This quilt was begun in a trapunto by machine workshop run by Lee Cleland in April 2003. She taught me soooo much that day! We made little glasses holders first, then had a few choices of designs to choose from. This one I just loved! I didn’t do anything else that day, just worked on this. Lee...

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Ben’s Baby Quilt
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Dimensions: 29″ x 41″ Completed: December 2002 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted This quilt was made for my son, Ben (born January 24, 2003). It is entirely machine pieced and quilted, and made up of the different flannel fabrics I used to make cuddle wraps (see below) and bunny rugs. The cuddle wraps he will be able to use for 6-8 months, but he won’t remember...

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Storm at Sea
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Storm at Sea

Mar 20, 2015 by

Dimensions: 53″ x 74″ Completed: September 2002 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted I made this quilt for my hubby Andrew’s 30th birthday. I sent out a whole heap of calico squares to a wide variety of people who have touched his life in some way – teachers, friends, family and his favourite singer.  Andrew loves the Storm at Sea arrangement, so I modified the pattern so...

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Applique Rose Wallhanging
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Dimensions: 17″ x 17″ Completed: June 2002 Hand Reverse Applique Machine Quilted This wall hanging was made for my school friend Belinda’s wedding to long time partner David.  It was designed by Marcia at Quilter’s Cache (there’s my photo linked from the last page of the pattern), and is reverse appliquéd.  I had trouble, as the foreground I wanted (and thus did) use was a very loose...

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Cat Wallhanging
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Cat Wallhanging

Mar 20, 2015 by

Dimensions: 26″ x 17″ Completed: February 2002 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted This wall hanging was made for my friend Miriam’s 30th birthday.  Yes, she loves cats, and I do too!!  See her other cat quilt here.  I used a pattern my parents bought me for MY 30th!  My mother is annoyed I haven’t used the pattern to make something for myself, but I have soooo...

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Kitty Quilt
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Kitty Quilt

Mar 20, 2015 by

Completed: February 2002  Dimensions: 27″ x 21″ Machine Paper Pieced Machine Quilted I bought this pattern at the Stitches and Craft show I went to in September.  The pieces are soooo small, I decided to paper piece it instead of use templates.  I ended up with the reverse image (which is confusing at the best of times!) Nearly 700 pieces in the top! And the...

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QDU Star Quilt
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QDU Star Quilt

Mar 20, 2015 by

Completed: December 2001 Dimensions: 49″ x 67″ Machine Pieced Machine Quilted QDU is Quilting Down Under – an online quilting group – that had some swaps set up. This block was their ‘signature’ block and these were seen as friendship stars. I collected 70 6 inch stars over my 12 months in this swap (okay, 10 of them are mine – I made one for...

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I Spy #2
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I Spy #2

Mar 20, 2015 by

Dimensions: 95″ x 95″ Completed: November 2001 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted Well, I did it!  *grin*  This monster has over 400 I spy prints in it.  I wrestled it through my little Brother machine (don’t ask me how much swearing I did…) This quilt was basically made for us to sit on when we go to outdoor events.  We like going to the Jazz at the...

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D is for Dragon Wallhanging
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Dimensions: 20″ x 24″ Completed: September 2001 Machine Applique Machine Pieced Machine Quilted This quilt was made in a hurry!  My dear friend Diana conspired with just about everyone I know and bought me a plane ticket to visit her in London for my 30th birthday!  This was made as a token of my appreciation. The pattern is by Eileen Campbell, from her book...

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I Spy #1
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I Spy #1

Mar 19, 2015 by

Dimensions: 56″ x 70″ Completed: April 2001 Machine Pieced Machine Quilted This quilt was made for a friend of mine (also a Natalie!) who had a baby (see pics!!) in late August.  She’s not a fan of patchwork, so I tried to make it as un-patchworky as I could.  I used a pattern I saw in Down Under Quilts. The claims to fame for...

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BlueTongue Software Quilt
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Dimensions: 29″ x 89″ Completed: December 2000 Machine Applique Machine Quilted I made this quilt as a surprise Christmas present for DH Andrew (he established and ran a computer software company named Blue Tongue Software).  It was made in less than two weeks with me sewing like crazy while he was at work.  I had to tidy up all of my sewing bits before...

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Cat Quilt
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Cat Quilt

Mar 19, 2015 by

Dimensions: 44″ x 55″ Completed: October 2000 Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted I made this quilt for my dear friend Miriam who loves cats but lives in an apartment.  I have since made her a cat wall hanging too. I used one of every cat fabric I had then (don’t worry, I have more now!  However, all donations will be gratefully received…) She loved the...

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Scrabble Quilt
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Scrabble Quilt

Mar 19, 2015 by

Dimensions: 45″ x 45″ Completed: June 2000 Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted Lots of people have been asking me about the pattern for this – there isn’t one!!  I just used the Scrabble Board layout for the centre squares, then bought myself a set of paper pieced alphabet blocks (but Marcia at Quilters Cache has a set for free now!) This quilt was made so...

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Pinwheels Quilt
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Pinwheels Quilt

Mar 16, 2015 by

Dimensions: 42″ x 42″ Completed: May 2000 Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted This quilt was made using a template and instructions my mother got from her quilting group, North of the Yarra Quilters.  They had a quilting bee and made a whole pile of gift quilts for local charities using this pattern.  My quilt uses my mother’s first attempts at hand dying fabrics. It started...

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Kaleidoscope Quilt
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Dimensions: 82″ x 82″ Completed: April 2000 Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted This quilt was inspired by my first ever visit to the Melbourne Stitches and Craft show.  I bought the template set and less than a month later a new quilt was on the bed! Here it is on the bed being checked out by the resident quilt...

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Gentleman’s Fancy Quilt
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Dimensions: 50″ x 60″ Completed: April 2000 Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted This is my second quilt.  The pattern I got from Quilter’s Cache.  Marcia even posted this picture with her pattern!  I was really proud of being able to pick SEVEN whole colours to go in the one quilt This one was used to hide holes in my bedroom carpet for a long time,...

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Cross Upon Cross Quilt
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Dimensions: 50″ x 80″ Completed: February 2000 Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted This is my first ever completed quilt – and only my second attempt at one too! The pattern is a block from Marcia’s Quilter’s Cache. This photo is on the second pattern page! Upon DH’s suggestion, I alternated the colours of the blocks. This is me where I worked at the time. This...

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Flower Scarf
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Flower Scarf

Mar 16, 2015 by

I started making these little flowers in January 2015. I’m using Valdani Perle 8 variegated threads and a 1.75mm hook. I’m still relatively new to crochet and they freaked me out, but I love them. I’m using a variation on the African Flower motif as published by Petals to Picot (great site, by the way!). My inspiration has come from Sophie Digard’s work –...

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