Friday, April 15, 2011

A naughty Friday Flaunt

Naughty, because if she knew I was trumpeting her latest piece of quilty brilliance Di B (who has no blog) would give me a little smack on the hand and blush with embarrassment. Embarrassed smile

Nevertheless here it is – Lemon Cheesecake!


Di started this beauty as a relatively new quilter in a class with Sue Ross in February 2010, and she’s done a magnificent job. She would be the first to tell you she’s learnt many lessons along the way.


There have been moments when she could have consigned it to the “too hard” basket. But she pressed on and  little by little it has come together.


The Australian sunshine and the blue waters of our oceans, as well as the green of our countryside, are all represented in this quilt.


It’s become a very special gift for two people dear to Di, and since it will be going to live in Holland there are tiny touches of orange.


Linda Billett of Artisan Quilting was responsible for the creative machine quilting.


And feathers! They really show up on the back against the vivid blue fabric Di chose especially to represent the sparkling clear water of Sydney Harbour on a summer’s day.


Who’s this getting in on the photo shoot?  It’s young Matilda, Di’s golden retriever (worthy of a flaunt herself)!


Di deserves this unauthorised flaunt for a fabulous job. Her quilt took over a year to complete but it’s destined to become a family heirloom and I couldn’t be happier for her. Winking smile 



  1. Beautiful, Di! Applause indeed! It is certainly worth all that effort Di 2 has put into it. :)

  2. Very nice quilt! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Wow, that is really stunning and different! What a great quilt. Applause, applause!

  4. Magnificent. That quilt just sings! An amazing job for anyone, much less a newbie. And the quilting is just perfect for it. Thank you so much for sharing this one.

  5. Gorgeous. Just Gorgeous! So glad you were naughty and shared Di's quilt. Tell her it's amazing and my heart wants it! The colors really sing to me this morning. :)

  6. P.S. Is this a pattern I can purchase? (Didn't find one under the name Lemon Cheesecake when I searched.)

  7. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Go right ahead and blush, Di 2, while I give you a hearty standing O, and enthusiastic, hand-tingling applause.

  8. Absolutely brilliant! I've been quilting for 11 years and never attempted anything like this. Congratulations to the maker.

  9. WOW - it is stunning your friend should be very proud of an amazing accomplishment. As for the quilting, the quilter did a great job and it complements the piecing perfectly! Well done to all!

  10. This quilt is lovely, but I came to your blog by way of a link someone posted about your Candied Hexagon/Frederica Josephson quilt. I enjoyed going back through older posts to watch your progress right up until the showing of the finished quilt. I have the magazine pattern and am thinking that maybe I should start it. Beautiful quilts!

  11. What a lovely quilts, such beautiful fresh sunny colours! Amazing job for a beginner! The photo with Matilda is fun, it looks as though she is holding up the quilt.


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