Kirsty and I started this at a workshop at Patchwork By The Sea in Brighton, South Australia and completed it over a few months at home.
Below is another quilt form Australian patchwork and quilting annual 1998: The Sarah Johnston Quilt. It was my first quilt I ever made. Brigitte Giblin produced the pattern. The original quilt is housed in the Shelburne Museum, Vermont.
I couldn't wait to go to quilting class and started the quilt at home. I cut all the pieces by hand using a template. It took me three days to cut all the pieces and then discovered on attending class that such things as rotary cutters existed. The girls at quilting talked me into hand quilting the quilt, at the time I didnt think i could accomplish such a huge feat and was very happy to pay to have it machine quilted. Anyway a year later of Thursday mornings at craft my quilt eventually was completed. Twelve years later it still has pride of place on my bed but is showing signs of wear and tear. Being my first quilt I used a lot of scrap fabrics with calico and bought mainly the border greens to tie it all together. I love the chequered materials that lend a country feel, warm and welcoming
I have machined pieced and hand quilted this quilt for Caleb, my son.
I was very silly and didn't pre wash my material for this quilt and delayed washing this quilt for months fearing that the red was going to bleed. Thank goodness the colours were fast and have held nicely. The moral of the story is don't always be in such a hurry to get things done without adequate preparation. Think of all those hours hand stitching to have it ruined by stupidity of not pre washing. I shudder to think, but that is typical of me.
Jordana's bedspread is based on an antique style rose whig design and simple flowers. I added my own interpretation of the rose whig and used a basic solid block in fabrics that Jordana liked. No particular pattern was followed and flowers were placed randomly throughout the quilt.
Ben's quilt was made under the instruction that it had to be bright. I liked the appeal of the quilt's scrappy nature. The pattern is by Coral Smith "Bird on the Roof Quilt" in Homespun magazine No11 (Vol 3.3)
This next quilt David my husband uses its a scrappy basket design. I made it drawing up my own pattern but utilizing a photo of Bridgette Giblin's quilt shown in a photograph of her home in Australian Patchwork and Quilting Annual 1998. Another quilt made from this magazine!! This is the only quilt I have had machine quilted for me professionally, some times you just don't want to wait or cant be bothered to spend the time putting in the finer detail.