FiNisHeD QuiLTs

Below are some of the quilts I've made with most of them given as gifts. 
Unfortunately a few earlier quilts were given away without a picture being kept...

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BaBY FLooR/PLaY RuG
I like to use a panel for these gifts to daughters associates 
as I feel they are easier to wash & care for by the NeW mothers.
As I only added the binding to the edge, this one measures 40inch x 60inch.
It's in lovely yellows & greys but with a hint of bright colours... 
so it can be given to either gender.
I quilted it in a cloud & swirl pattern & used an alphabet fabric backing.
The baby is due on July 1st, 2021.

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WiLD THinGs... April 2021
Wild Things is another design by Antonie Alexander from her book Happy Quilts.
I made it mine by adding another row while leaving off the borders.
These monsters were FuN to play with & are all made using scraps too.
The background fabric consists of 6 different shades of grey to black.
I used the QAYG method & quilted a different design on each block.
The backing was pieced from scraps using 2 fabrics.
This is a floor/play quilt that will be given as a gift.
It measures 46 inch x 57 inch.

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SnuGGLe BeaRs Quilt... February 2021
This design is in a book called HaPPy QuiLTs by Antonie Alexander .
I changed the layout slightly to suit the size I wanted to make.
I also added a few items just to make it mine.
I used my scrap bin to complete each bear and stash for the background.
The backing - also a stash buster- suits this quilt perfectly.
The quilt finished at 45 inch x 60 inch so a great play quilt size for TuMMy TiMe.
The quilting is "buzzing bees" & was done by Edge to Edge Quilting.
This one will become a gift from me to someone special.


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My SPooLs Quilt... October 2020
This is a lap sized quilt measuring 60in x 72in.
The original idea was by Thimble Blossoms. 
I changed the layout arrangement to my liking & used a different size tram.
The fabric range used was a jelly roll from Moda called "LuLu" 
but I added a few blocks in other colours that I liked.
I used three different fabrics as spool tops in a haphazard placement.
The outside border finished at 4inch wide & I used the same fabric for the binding.
The wonderful quilting was done by Julie at Edge to Edge Quilting
 in a "spool & needle" pattern.


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In The Wild... September 2o2o
This play quilt was made using applique with blanket stitch edges. 
Julie from Edge to Edge quilting chose a "leaf" pattern to compliment the design.
The play mat is gorgeously bright & colourful for any child to LoVe.
The pattern is from Passionately Sewn called "My In The Wild quilt "...
& when finished measured 57in x 61in.


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Drunkards Path... June 2o2o
Made as a gift for a birthday celebrated in August.
The "pattern" was made using a "Drunkards Path" ruler & the blocks were placed in a somewhat random pattern but forming circles.
4 inch plain black border was added to frame the pattern.
The red & black backing perfectly suited the male recipient.
The finishing touch was added by Julie from Edge to Edge quilting using a 
red coloured thread in a "Bubbles" stitch design.
The lap quilt measures 56 inch x 80 inch.
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Once Upon A Time... APril 2020
This quilt was made for my granddaughter Miss S.
The pattern is by Kids Quilts from NZ called Once Upon A Time. 
The finished quilt measures 63in x 83in. 
Made using a mixture of Miss S favourite colours from various fabric ranges. 
All 12 blocks were appliqued using blanket stitch  in "gold" thread. 
The "bowtique" design quilting was done by Julie from Edge to Edge. 
It looks beautiful as usual so I'm very HaPPy.
Miss S received this quilt for her 5th  BiRTHDaY in April.



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BLooM... March 2020
This is a Lori Holt quilt design which I increased to a 6 x 6 layout. 
Each "FloWeR" block -including the sashing-  finished at 12 inches.
The fabrics were a jelly roll & 2 charm packs, plus yardage. 
1 x "Once Upon a Story Book" by Windham Fabrics & 
1 x "Oasis" by 3 Sisters for Moda, & "30's & 40's" fabric 
from Berrima Patchwork. 
The outside borders are 2 inch & 5 inch respectively & 
cut from beautiful coordinating fabric.
The backing is a wonderful colourful Batik which compliments perfectly.
The quilting design was done by Julie, from Edge to Edge, 
in a pattern called "Just Leaves".
The quilt measures 86 inch square.
This beauty will stay in my home too.
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 Flirting in the Square... February 2020
Made using a charm pack & a layer cake of Moda "Flirt".
This quilt measures 85 in x 94 in.
The "square in a square" design features some beautiful fabric 
by Sandy Gervais.
The borders are from a separate line but match "Flirt" perfectly.
They measure 2 inch & 4 inch respectively.
 The quilt was set off by the quilting design of Hearts & Swirls 
professionally done by Julie from Edge to Edge.
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A Touch of Blue... January 2020
This lap sized quilt was made from left over strip pieces from another 
Black-n-White quilt completed in October 2019.
The quilting was done by Julie from Edge to Edge quilting.
The pattern is called Khapunto & suits a male perfectly.
Each LoG CaBiN block finished at 12in & was machine pieced.
The quilt measures 62 inch x 74 inch.
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The Night Before Christmas... January 2020
This quilt was a Block of the Month from Bunny Hill in 2011.
Started in 2011, I was unfortunately called away so I got behind.
It sat for many years unfinished. 
It was resurrected in 2015 when I completed all the blocks...
but sat once again as a flimsy.
Late in 2019 I decided it needed to see the light of day again so I sent it off to be custom quilted by Miss Fiona... & I'm so glad I did.
The quilting is amazing... & I LoVe it.
The quilt measures 50in x 65in.
& was machine pieced & appliqued with blanket stitch.
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Black-n-White Quilt... October 2019
This quilt was made using 4 varied fabrics ranging from dark to light sewn 
into 10 inch finished blocks. 
Each alternating block was turned & then all rows were placed on the diagonal. 
The sashings are 2 inch finished with corner stones. 
The outside borders finish at 2 inch & 4 inch.
The quilt was quilted by Julie using ELC5014 pattern in white thread.
The quilt measures 82 in x 98 in.
 
 

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Baby Blues Play Quilt...  October 2019
This quilt was made using a disappearing 9 patch block.
The play quilt measures 40 inch x 52 inch.
It was quilted by Julie using "Deb's Swirl" pattern.
The binding was machine stitched on the front & hand stitched to the back.

 

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FanCy SnoWBaLL... February 2019
 In 2015 I joined in a scrappy challenge using 9 patch blocks together with snowball blocks. 
I chose to use up a jelly roll I had on hand in a very bright & colourful fabric line from Moda designed by Lily Ashburn called FaNCy.
There are 182 blocks in total & each block finishes at 6 inches. 
The 3 outside borders all finish at 2 inches wide.
The machine quilting was done by Julie in a pattern called "Champagne".
The finished quilt measures 90in x 96in...
& is FiNaLLy finished.



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CHariTY QuiLT... October 2018
To be used as a wheel chair quilt in a local hospital.
It is made up using 1/2 hexies which are sewn together to form a 10in block.
Simple quilting around each hexie shape with long straight lines between each row 
lets this quilt be nice & soft for comfort.
The quilt measures 40in x 60in.

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TRaFFiC JaM ... June 2018
Pattern by... Kids Quilts (New Zealand) & is called Traffic Jam.
I machine appliqued all pieces using a blanket stitch.
I did make 2 small changes to the original pattern by adding a motor bike...
 & an ambulance instead of the 2nd school bus.
Quilting by Julie at Edge to Edge Quilting in an Antique Trucks pattern.
The binding is a scrappy one using the colours of the quilt.
Finished quilt measures 62in x 80in.

 
 

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My Sweet Garden ...   February 2018
This baby cot / cuddle /  playquilt finishes at 36in x 46in & is my own design.
It has lots of machine blanket stitch applique with ric rac as flower stems. 
I added a multi coloured top & bottom border between green sashings.
It was machine quilted by Julie in a gorgeous variegated thread.

 

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FLuTTerBuGs  PLaYQuiLT... January 2018
This is another pre printed panel that will be used as a TuMMyTiMe playquilt.
It measures 34 inch x 42 inch.
It was quilted with a "Hearts & Stars" pattern... by Julie.

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"Ellie & The Pooh" PLaYQuiLT...   January 2018
This is a pre-printed panel that measures 34ich x 44 inch .
It was machine quilted by Julie in a "kites" design.
This will be used as a "TuMMy TiMe" playquilt.

 
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"L is for Lion"  PLaYQuiLT...    January 2018
A pre-printed panel that was machine quilted by Julie.
It will be used as a TuMMy TiMe playquilt & measures 34 inch x 42 inch.

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Humpty Dumpty PlayQuilt...   January 2018
This pre-printed panel was quilted by Julie using a "loopy stars" design.
I added a colourful striped fabric as the backing & a bright yellow polka dot binding.
This TuMMy TiMe playquilt measures 34 inch x 42 inch.


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Animals Two by Two... December 2017
A pre printed panel that was machine quilted. 
To be used as a "TuMMy TiMe" floor play quilt.
Final measurement was 35 inch x 42 inch.


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Ballerina Faerie PLaYQuiLT...   December 2018
Pre Printed Fabric panel sized at 40 in x 42 in for a TuMMy TiMe Floor quilt.
Machine quilted in Fairy Flowers pattern.


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Christmas Tree Skirt...  October 2017
The skirt measures 40 inch in diameter... including a 2 inch "snow" edge.
Machine appliqued & quilted on my Bernina 780. 
I used various templates I had on hand for houses,characters & trees.
Backing fabric was used as the bias binding on outside edge & neck as well.

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HapHazard Peaks Quilt ~ July 2017.
Finished quilt measured 90 x 100 inches. Made using 1/2 square triangle blocks (machine pieced) in lots of different modern colours with deep grey background fabric. Four 1/2 square triangle coloured blocks formed each of the "peaks".
I added varying "grey" fabric blocks in between to fill desired pattern. 
There are 90 blocks & each block finished at 10 inches. 
No added borders were needed on this one although I did add a multi coloured binding for effect. 
The backing fabric was a black & white making this quilt fully reversible.
Machine quilted by Julie at Edge to Edge Quilting.


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Hugs-n-Kisses Quilt ~ July 2017
Finished size 80" x 104".  Except for the "white background & borders" this quilt was made using scraps of colour in a Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I chose to make Bow Tie blocks & then arrange them in alternate hugs (O) & kisses (x) & in a dark & light theme.
Each block finished at 12" square. The borders are 3" white, 3" coloured width then 4" white outside.
I chose white backing & Julie used a coloured thread in a "Champagne Swirl" quilting pattern. 
The binding is the same fabric as the backing.
This quilt is for my personal use on a "guest room" queen sized bed.
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Elephant PlayQuilt... June 2017
This fun baby cot quilt measures 36in x 48in.  
The quilting was done by Julie (Edge to Edge) in a Hearts & Swirls pattern.
I adapted the original pattern by "The Design Studio" by using Applique, block size & finished quilt size changes to suit my requirements.


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Clowns Cuddle Quilt... April 2017
The quilt measures 38 inch x 45 inches... & is my own design.


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Play Time quilt... August 2016
The quilt measures 40 inch x 52 inch.
See below for details...


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Baby Taggie Play Rug... April 2016
This was a FREE design by allpeoplequilt.com.
My slightly larger version of the original quilt measured 36 inch x 45 inch.
I added an extra row & changed the layout slightly as well.
The colourful ribbons can hold toys in place OR be used as sensory stimuli.
Simple in the ditch, cross hatch and F/M snail quilting finished it off. 
Both mother & baby loved it!

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Luke's Labyrinth Quilt... March 2016
This quilt measures 90 inch x 90 inch. 
It's the perfect size for a queen bed... or to snuggle under on a lounge.
The original design was by Belmont Patchwork Heart called Metro Maze Quilt.
It was quilted by Julie using Khpanto 90 which looks just like a MaZe.
I love how this quilt looks...& hope the recipient will too.


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Wonky Star Scrappy Quilt... June 2015
The WSS blocks are 10 inch finished...with 2 inch finished sashing in between.
The different coloured corner stones were added for effect.
I used a white fabric with "stars" on it throughout the quilt.
The outside borders are also 2 inch finished & add a nice finish to the quilt I think.
The quilt measures 58 inch x  70 inch & is wonderfully soft and cuddly.


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Roses in Bloom... April 2015
This quilt measures 65 inch square.


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For Cooper~ Baby Tummy Time Quilt... April 2015

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Liquorice & Lime Lap Quilt... February 2015

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Cats in the Picture Quilt... Oct 2014
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North Pole Village... Sept 2o14
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For Denya... Aug 2o14
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Whoo's There
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Go the Mighty Knights
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Tina's Garden
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Animals in my Zoo
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A Twist of Lemon
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CheckerBoard
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Balloons for a Baby
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The Wrights Farm
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ZooLand
Animal Crackers
Up Up & Away
AnimalTropics
SunBonnet Paris
Beary Welcome
Playtime Friends
FarmYard Friends
Rock-a-Bye Baby
Below is the very first quilt I made.
It was for my Mother and is called Amour Toujours.
My quilt making journey... from very humble beginnings... until now.
I still only know what could be written on a postage stamp...
BUT I'm learning with every quilt I make.
Thanks for visiting...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your Quilts are all Beautiful, I particularly like the grey red and white one Roses In Bloom :)