A celebration is being held for a little babe turning one. As she is a Summer baby I thought this name would suit. I was asked to create a quilt for her special gift using some of the fabrics from 'The Grey Teal" and the "White Crowned Sparrow" as well as a few others she had spotted throughout this blog. Turns out to be a sweet collaboration of muted shades in grey, cream, baby blue, pink, teal and oatmeal.
It was actually quite tricky to come up with the choices of fabric as I am usually given a colour base to start from but as I had total free range I decided on using many hand screen printed fabrics from Australian designers as well as a lot of organic cottons and natural linens.I used a simple cream cotton fabric for the backing to show off the quilting.
And although I do love making quilts to match the desires of my clients. It felt very liberating creating this piece which is solely my vision.
I sooooo wanted to keep this one!!! I know I will never be able to re-create quite the same.
Oh and if your wondering why I'm not here much its because these days I'm very rarely on the laptop instead I'm loving the simplicity of instagram. Feel free to check it out.
backs a few days ago its only fair I now show you the patchwork fronts. I am told these are hidden away for Santa to bring at Christmas as gifts for my clients two daughters, these lucky girls also have a brother..........who will also be getting a quilt from
We did a trade of services I made her this quilt and she, Sarah Furzer designed and illustrated the adorable wombat and bunny fabric exclusively for M&S. I asked for the theme to incorporate a wombat in a woodland setting. I just love what she has done. We then went on to have the image hand screen printed. My plan is to incorporate the fabric in a run of limited edition quilts. then who knows from there......its been a fun project to dapple in, especially as I got to work with a wonderful, talented and inspiring friend .
I named these quilts after birds which frequent Bimbi Park in the Otways. In the local Aboriginal language, bimbi means "a place of many birds".
LO and BB had some fun exploring the wee teepee I made. Do you know quilts make awesome cubby houses too!
The bride and groom live in a Swiss chalet but traveled around Australia and fell in love with our relaxed way of life. My client told me they loved the beach, and I was to use this as my inspiration incorporating greens, blues, red and hint of pink. As the bride is stylish and the groom swiss royalty I also wanted it to be sophisticated, relaxed, cosy, and screaming Australiana without it being tacky or kitsch!
I used fabrics featuring native fauna, seagulls, sail boats, and cactus's with the colours of our beaches and the outback as inspiration.