Monday, July 28, 2014

Butterfly Quilt

I have been working on a quilt to be raffled for DEBRA, (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association), a not for profit volunteer based organisation that does not receive any direct Government funding.
I have stitched butterflies similar to their logo flitting over the quilt with some flowers similar in design to the butterflies.

 The quilt has turned out quite pretty and feminine, I think a little too much to appeal to a lot of people, so now I have decided to donate another quilt to the raffle, something with wider appeal.

There is a lovely potted plant as second prize. You will find these in the waiting room at St Vincent's Hospital Toowoomba. Tickets $2.00 each.
Contact me if you would like to buy a ticket!
Meanwhile, the pretty butterfly quilt will be put await for a baby quilt.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Little Sister comes of Age!

The Little Sister comes of Age! 
Hand appliqued, pieced and quilted by Wendy Whellum. 
This week in Sydney Wendy won two awards for her stunning quilt: 
Best Handmade quilt  
3rd in Traditional professional class
It's taken 5 years for Wendy to complete this gorgeous quilt, not that she's slow... she reproduces or designs and makes many beautiful quilts every year. She uses the 'Backbasting ' method for all her applique and travels around Australia sharing her skills. 
 Congratulations Wendy! The awards are well deserved!
Check out Wendy's blog: Legend and Lace to read about this quilt.

Wendy working on The Little Sisters quilt in front of some of her beautiful applique quilts.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Working on Jane

I forgot how much fun these little blocks were to create. I only have 12 left to do. Not sure if I have time to finish the blocks and quilt the quilt before the quilt show in September... thats the plan for now!