Author Archives: susansheath

Cushions

I have spent the last couple of days making up cushions from last year’s travel projects.  I stitched a sashiko panel during a train trip across Canada which I cut up and supplemented and made into 4 cushions.  The 5th … Continue reading

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Boro Bags

Japanese boro is a technique developed in the 19th and 20th centuries where remnants of used fabric were stitched together to form utilitarian items such as clothing and bedding.  This technique has regained popularity as it creates beautiful textured and … Continue reading

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New Quilts or Wallhangings

From my very large box of ‘scraps’, I made new fabric in 10 different colour ways.  I then used each ‘new’ piece of fabric in another Drunkards Path block quilt.  Coloured quilted circles completed the picture.  It would make a … Continue reading

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Bright and Bold

I have never made a quilt using the traditional ‘Drunkards Path’ block, so I thought I’d have a go.  Using my favourite Kaffe Fassett material, I am very pleased with the result.

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Australiana

In this period of isolation, I am making quilts from my stash and trying different things.  This quilt is intended to capture the feeling of Australia.

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Batik

Lots of time for sewing now!  Yesterday, I looked at my batik fabrics and made this simple quilt.  At present, it is just the quilted strips which is lovely in itself.   But it would lend itself to some sort … Continue reading

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iPad/tablet sleeve

Although I haven’t before shown iPad/tablet sleeves on my website, they are a very popular product of mine.  I have made one from the left over material from my Code Orange quilt. The sleeve provides extra protection for your tablet … Continue reading

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Code Orange

This week, I have had no urgent commissions or competition/challenge pieces to work on.  Commissioned quilts are becoming prohibitively expensive now that good material costs between $25-$28 per metre.  So I decided to start making quilts using my stash of … Continue reading

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Very personalised quilt

I recently made a very personalised quilt for a client.  She used Spoonflower (an online, on demand, independent custom fabric design company) to select fabric which represented her friend’s many interests eg alpacas; cooking; dance etc.  She then ordered an … Continue reading

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stitched and bound 2019

I was thrilled that my statement piece ‘Road Rage’ got selected for the juried contemporary quilt exhibition stitched and bound exhibition held at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda.  The exhibition opened today. The piece depicts the anger on the … Continue reading

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