Saturday, 15 September 2012

Aussie heros quilts

For some time I have been thinking about quilts for Australians in the armed forces. Their seemed to be a good system in the USA for providing that kind of support but very little locally.

Fortunately quilters with far better organizational skills than me have worked out a system - they have called themselves Aussie Hero's Quilts (and laundry bags).

I thought that this would be a great way to use up some of those piano key borders that I had cut from scraps while making other projects.

The first one has a cushion panel in the center.

The next 2 have home made panels cut from an all over print. I took a 1 meter length of fabric and cut it into thirds lengthways. This gave me the beginnings of the required proportions of the quilt.
This final quilt has a UFO (unfinished object) panel in the center.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

 Tropical Island quilt. Structurally this is a very simple quilt - a panel framed firstly in gold and then in blue. The detail is in the quilting.
In both the panel and blue border I quilted around the printed fish and other features. In the Gold border I did a swirl pattern.

This quilt was made for a young friend Abby in Taiwan. She was so excited to get it that she sent me a picture of herself with the parcel.