Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

Improv bias applique - AMQF challenge quilt

After 4 years of hard labour my Pfaff Grand Quilter has final developed a problem and shreading my most reliable thread when FMQ.

When I asked the Iching a few weeks ago if I should buy a long arm and it told me "you have exhausted your old self and can only move forward with your new self" ... maybe it meant my quilting machine rather than me.

So after such a frustrating day yesterday of trying everything to fix the thread shreading today I took it to be serviced and repaired and decided to do some nice relaxing improv applique for my AMQF challenge quilt .... now just need to think of how this fits in with the "celebrate" theme.

Sunday, 6 March 2016



Finished quilts - 50
cushions/minis - 30

Island Quilts 2014 
Celebrate - 1st place Amature Art Quilt, Best Amateur Quilt, Best Domestic Machine Quilting

Quiltcon 2015
CPU - 1st place bias binding challenge
Stock on Hand - 2nd place bias binding challenge

Island Quilts 2015 
DripnSplash - 1st place modern, best use of colour
Peacock #1 - 1st place pictorial, viewers choice
Peacock #2 - 2nd place small professional 
Greenfields - 2nd place modern 

Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015
The worm quilt - 1st place

Road to CA 2016
Peacock #1 - accepted into show 

Quiltcon 2016
DripnSplash 1st place - applique
Facets 3rd place -  ezy triangle challenge
Project managed TMQG charity quilt entry

AMQF 2016
Methylene Blue Mandalas - 1st place Innovative large & Best of Show
Swirling Hexies - 1st place modern
Gelato - Judges Choice (Sue Patten)

Island Quilts 2016
Vertigo - 1st Place Modern & Best of Show
Swirling Hexies - 2nd Place Modern
Glow - 1st place small professional & Best Domestic machine quilting

Quiltcon 2017
Bling - Best of Show

Gelato - FMQ sampler

AMQF 2016 - Judges Choice Sue Patten

TMQG Charity Quilt for Quiltcon 2016

I was the project manager of this project - quilt was a bee quilt by TMQG members.

Pink Triangles - hand quilted

Improve Bias and splicing cushion - from TMQG presentation

Stock on Hand - matching pillows

Friday, 4 March 2016

Graeme Xmas cushions


 Quiltcon 2016 - 3rd Prize Ezy Triangle Challenge

Thoroughly Modern Jacquie

Quiltcon 2016 - accepted into Minimal Catagory - SOLD

swirling hexies

AMQF 2016 - 1st Place Modern
Island Quilts 2016 - 2nd Place Modern

Pattern for this quilt is available at



Waiting in line

MQG Riley Blake Challenge

TMQG prism challenge

Peacock #1

 Island Quilts 2015 - Viewers choice, 1st prize pictorial
Road to California 2016 - accepted into Critters section

Peacock #2

Island Quilts 2015 - 2nd Prize Proffessional small quilts 

One block wonder needle case in Liberty