Friday, September 14, 2007

My First Crazy Quilt

These are the four blocks from my first crazy quilt stitched in 2003.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mum's Crazy Quilt

This is a quilt I made for my mother's 80th birthday in 2005. I actually finished it and gave it to her in person on her 81st birthday in Queensland, Australia where she lives. The quilt celebrates her life with pictures of her from a baby to current. All the motifs, embroideries etc are elements from either her New Zealand/Australia heritage as a wheat farmers wife for 50 years and include her various hobbies along the way especially her love of gardening and roses. It was joy to make and Mum has it hanging in her living room for all her visitor's to see.

Piecemakers Quilt

This is a quilt from the 2001 Piecemaker's Calandar. I have been working on this piece for the last 4 or 5 years off and on. I have now completed all the blocks and am in the process of putting the whole thing together at this point. This was a lot of fun to do and basically this was how I "learned" crazy quilting!! I have really enjoyed doing this. Next to stitching, gardening is my passion so of course I love all the different flowers in the center of each block. I will post a pic of the finished piece when it is done.


Sunflower block

Tea Rose block

Valerian Block


This was inspired by Baltimore Album blocks I am working on. I wanted something to celebrate the Thanksgiving season with.

Journal Cover

This is a small journal cover I created for a journal that accompanied my block on a recent round robin for crazy quilting. First pic is the journal front and the second is the back.