Morecombe Bay

I thought I’d share with you some of my personal work. This is a photograph of Morecombe Bay in the UK, taken on a stormy morning which I had printed on fabric at Spoonflower. I then added layers of fabric and organza underneath and on top and quilted it in a manner which extenuated the falling of the light.

Morecombe Bay
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Silk Organza Bojagi hangings

Bojagi are traditional Korean wrapping cloths which date back to the early 11th century. Typically they are pieced together using geometric designs and form a single layer of cloth. The narrow seams when they are combined with transparency in the fabric creates a further linear dimension. One member of the Perth Contemporary Quilt Group makes beautiful bojagi and I thought I would give it a go.

Having finished 4 recent commissions, I thought I’d take a break and do some of my own work. I decided to create 3 Bojagi hangings to replace the sheer curtains on the bay window in the front bedroom. I used silk organza with French seams stitched using silk thread. This project took a lot longer and was much tricky than I though it would be. The flimsy nature of the organza made keeping things square almost impossible plus I realised that I was going to run out of the cream fabric so had to plan accordingly. I am very pleased with the result.

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A quilt for Austin

A playmat for baby Austin born on 15th March. Soft flannel on the back for him to lie on now with a front to explore during tummy time a bit later on. He can learn his letters and numbers and spot fish, animals and cars during his roaming.

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Tim’s Quilt

I had lots of fun making this playmat for a new baby in the family.

Tim’s train

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Quilt Sale on Friday

Remember that it is my quilt sale on Friday. Lots of quilts, wallhangings and gifts will be available for purchase. Meg Cowey of Our House Quilts will be joining me for this sale – her quilts are very different from mine! You’ll have to come along to see what I mean. The weather is set fine and the sale will be at 23 Riley Road, Claremont, WA on Friday, 4th December 10am-3pm.

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Christmas Garden Sale

Myself and my good friend Meg Cowey ( http://ourhousequilts.wordpress.com ) are having a sale of handmade quilts, wallhangings and small fabric gifts on 4th December. There will be many more quilts than those advertised for sale on this site. Please come along and bring your friends. Between now and the event, I will post pictures of some of the small gifts that you will be able to buy.

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Blue Hexi

Following the success of my circular ruler for my Drunkards Path quilts, I treated myself to an equilateral triangle cutting ruler.  This little quilt was made from strips of a jelly roll joined together and then cut using the ruler.  As always, accuracy is key to a good result.  Rather pretty I thought.

Blue Hexi 96cm x 103cm $120 + P&P

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Quilts for Sale

A potential client asked if I had any quilts ‘in stock’ other than those shown on this site. She was looking for something less bright. The answer was YES!  Below are a few that I looked out for her. These are now included in my ‘quilts for sale’ section on this website. All the quilts are 100% cotton and have off-white backs.

Aqua Magic 126cm x 126cm $200 + P&P

Coral Bay 167cm x 146cm $300 + P&P

Meringue Surprise 156cmx125cm $250 + P&P

Pretty Thing 146cm x 125cm $240 + P&P

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Magic Carpet International online exhibition

Magic Carpet – Online International Art Exhibition

During the initial COVID-19 shutdown, I was privileged to be invited to participate in an international challenge for textiles artists entitled Magic Carpet. The resultant exhibition is now online – just tap on the link.

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Turquoise Bay

I am currently enjoying a fabulous holiday in the northwest of WA. Today we visited the spectacular Turquoise Bay-a favourite haunt for many years. 6 years ago, I made an award winning wall hanging of the scene which still looked the same today (except I left the sunning bathing bodies out of today’s photo!)

Turquoise Bay today

Award winning wall hanging

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