Monthly Archives: February 2015

PP: ‘The Village’

A few of the PP are getting together each month to work on a ‘village’ quilt. Most of us are doing ‘Robianville’ by Robyn Coots, an appliqué 5 panel pattern,

Robyn Coots applique pattern 'Robianville'.

and a couple are doing Quiltmania’s village ‘Mystery Quilt by Yoko Saito.

'Quiltmania Mystery Quilt'

‘Quiltmania Mystery Quilt’

Jennifer has started a collection of greens for the hills and trees, while

Sue began selecting tree bark, or building fabrics from her stash of fat quarters.

Sue began selecting tree bark, or building fabrics from her stash of fat quarters.

Sara cut and pinned her hills by fussy cutting from an ombre fabric.

Sara cut and pinned her hills by fussy cutting from an ombre fabric.

Julie's 'Australiana' interpretation.

Julie’s ‘Australiana’ interpretation.

Julie decided to work smaller, so reduced the pattern by 50%. With a stash of fabrics printed with Australian homesteads, houses, and buildings, she is fussy cutting and appliquéing to build each panel.

I have begun building the background hills.

I have begun building the background hills.

For this piece of work I am using a variety of techniques as I go along. For this part, it’s turned edge work which I think I will machine stitch down with a monofilament thread. Well, that’s the plan – let’s see how it goes!

Check back next month for a squiz at where we’re up to in this appliqué journey!

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Salamander: Block 3

Salamander Block 3: Done!

Salamander Block 3: Done!

‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’

Oh, the Gumnut babies must have been out and about this morning – hiding in this tree!

While trying to keep up with DH whilst out walking after the traditional Sunday breakfast of eggs, (“How else do you know what day it is!”), the tree blossoms were magnificent.

(Read a quick explanation of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ on Lisa Walton’s blog)

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie must be around somewhere!

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie must be around somewhere!

In our neighbourhood, so many plants are non-natives to Australia, and with the climate changing I wonder how much longer they will continue to survive.

Little 'hats' in the making!

Little ‘hats’ in the making!

The magenta colour is so clear and vibrant, perfectly balanced against the glossy green of the leaves and the shades of lime green in the cups. No wonder nature is a source of inspiration to so many patchwork quilters.

Throw in the muted greys and browns from the trunk and a palette of colours for a striking quilt appears. Now who is going to design and make it?

 

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Salamander: Block 2

Salamander: Block 2 is done - Yay!

Salamander: Block 2 is done – Yay!