I did a day course with Maggie Davies at her house in Highnam, Maggie is a member of our group, but also a very accomplished Quilter, you often she her with her own stand at shows. She is well known for her Hawian Appliqué, and turned appliqué. We did the pink flower on the workshop day, I enjoyed the process and while away in our Motorhome designed and did the darker red flower.
My Daughter asked me to make something for her friend who was due to have a baby boy. A quilt was the only thing I could thing of, so after scouring the internet for designs and ideas. The Dad is in the haulage trade and they live on a farm, hence all the machinery. I designed and put together this quilt, the fabric was from Higgs and Higgs. I machined appliqué the vehicles onto the background.
Her friend was so please with it, she wanted it hung on the wall, so I put a sleeve on it for her
A member of our group Julia ran a work shop on the beautiful book covers, a good way of using the various stitches on sewing machines. I made several of them for Christmas Presents, but these two I kept for myself
A friend who has a large cutting machine, had a dye with these swirling shapes and a design for a Christmas Tree. The shapes were machine appliquéd onto the white background
For the Christmas Challenge at our Group we were asked to make a 12 inch block, I was fascinated by Julia Ganha’s work, so I tried to replicate her work. The trees are fussy cut out of Christmas fabric and tiny squares and triangles for houses. The method is quite simple, place and glue the small pieces of fabric in the required position, cover the block whole block with sheering fabric and free motion quilt across the design. I actually won the best block, voted by the group members, very pleased with that