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.
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.