Saturday, December 3, 2011

Show and Tell from Di B and Liz

By now you must know how much I love to share my clever quilty friends’ finished projects.

(Is it wrong to hope that by doing this you won’t notice how few finishes I have?)

Di B’s niece recently gave her this beautiful framed photo of the wedding quilt Di made for her and her husband.

She started it in a Sue Ross class last year and although we’ve raved about her wonderful fabric choices and meticulous machine applique, but this quilt never really set her heart aflutter.

That is, until it was finished and professionally machine quilted by our friend Linda Billett of Artisan Quilting. Her quilting really was the icing on the cake!


Stunning quilt! Stunning couple! Don’t you agree? Those colours just zing, perfect for its new home in Holland where those sunshine-yellow hand-dyes will brighten up the dreariest winter day.

Liz has been busy too, making a New Life quilt bursting with colour.


All those scraps of fabric could very easily have been consigned to the rubbish bin if it wasn’t for Linda Hungerford’s easy and clever pattern. Now those old scraps can live again!


Liz practiced her free motion machine quilting on this one, after attending a class with Amanda Daly recently. Go to the top of the class, Liz!

Another friend, Lyn, recently gave me a bunch of angel blocks she’s had in her cupboard from a swap some years ago, and I took them along to St Mark’s Quilters.

Some of us scratched our heads but Liz knew immediately how to use them, took them home and made this angelic quilt, complete with Christmas buttons stitched onto the plain squares.


Waste not, want not (as they say in the classics!)



  1. I love watching what some people can do with scraps/rejects. It's simply amazing!

  2. wow - yes, Di's wedding quilt is AMAZING. What a wonderful photo, too, to get back! Very thoughtful.


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