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Butterflies & Birds

Just in case you are all starting to think that I've been doing nothing, which, yes, actually I have been doing a lot of 'nothing', besides reading Harry Potter (love...
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Rainbow in the Banksia does it again

It's turning out that so far every where this quilt has been entered, an award has been given. Third time lucky - it's just placed 2nd (category: professional, small quilt,...
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Sydney Quilt Show 2007

I wasn't lucky enough to go to the show this year, but 2 of my quilts flew down for the event. But lucky for us, the Guild has pictures on...
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Challenge Piece

I had 2 challenges sitting on my desk to be done, so what does one do, but do a double whammy and combine the 2 into 1! The first challenge...
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Machine Embroidery & More on old Berninas

Since I bought the old bernina in my last post, I have, yes, bought another old Bernina, this time a 544. It is older, only does straight & zig zag,...
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The New Machine

I was wandering around a dusty, junky second hand store, and there in the corner, all forlorn was this stately old machine, a Bernina 640-2 Favorit. Couldn't help myself, I...
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Journal Quilting

For a very long time, I have been planning on 'one day' doing some exercises from all those delicious books on my bookshelf. Well, finally the day did come where...
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What I made today

Here's what I made today (besides rather yummy choc chip bikkies which I'm eating right now). It's machine embroidered, took me just under 3 hours to make. Not a bad...
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All about “Astral Muse”

Oh my goodness, 2 months since my last post! Well, I have been busy, not a lot of sewing, though. Today I am sharing with you some images of my...
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Queensland Quilt Show

The results are out, and I have won 2nd place, pictorial section at this year's Queensland Quilt Show, with this piece. It's a whole cloth dye-painted piece, and free motion...
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Art Quilt Awards

Oh, My Has it Been That Long?

Gosh, I am a slack blogger, 2 months since my last post! Lucky you're all not on the edge of your seats in anticipation of the next stunning instalment...... Maybe...
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Tis Me You See

Thought I'd let on to just what I really look like! This is a rather nice photo of me beside my quilt "Tara" at the Sydney Quilt Show. I rather...
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Not much quilting, but lots of Quilt Shows

I haven't done any quilting for ages, now. Been having a break, just being a mum for a while and keeping in tune with textiles by dressmaking and quilt shows....
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Guest Speaker

I was recently invited to be a guest speaker at a local patchwork store in my area, Patchwork Angel. It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning, showing off some of my...
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Painting with the Children

My children both love doing fabric painting, too. I drew the pictures onto the fabric for them, and away they went. The car is done is metallic setacolour paints, and...
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Healing Heart

I spent this morning sewing a healing heart for a lady in my local patchwork group. The request was purple on cream. I decided to go with a machine embroidered...
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Art Quilt General Stuff

Using Flat Rods for Hangng Quilts Smartly

Was talking on a forum about using flat aluminium strips for hanging quilts with. This is a really neat way to hang quilts and present them in a professional manner....
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Fine Art Embroidery

Challenge in Machine Stitching

Thought I would share with you the 2nd of numerous buddhas I have done, but this is the only one that so far is not a quilt. It is a...
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Emperors of the Elements

This picture is a detail of 'Emperors of the Elements' and is the Earth Dragon. The full quilt can be viewed on my web page.Right, it was time to try...
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What happened Next

O.k., making that first dragon was fun. I wanted to do it all again. This time I managed to sketch a dragon that was less of a copy of someone...
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