The following quilts include those made by groups or individuals for fundraising efforts & some made for shop samples to showcase fabrics or designs they have in stock.
'Tropical Whimsy' was made by Flerieu Quilters' (South Aust) for the major fundraiser during 2010/2011. Group members each made a block, the unusual flowers were machine applique'd, then pieced together with sashing & the applique border attached. All were made with batik fabrics which gave it a beautiful finish. This quilt did not need a lot of fussy quilting, so I did a freehand echo fill in all backgrounds & this seemed to suit the design quite well. It also won the Group Quilt section of Adelaide Festival of Quilts Exhibition 2010, I was so thrilled for them. It also raised over $3,000 for their chosen charity.
The Karoonda Quilters' put this quilt together as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer, as one of their local members was undergoing treatment for this disease. When I received it at the Studio, I decided to add some simple custom quilting to show off the blocks, even though it had a busy appearance due to the main fabric used in the outer border & piecing. I think it finished quite well & they were very happy with the result, selling quite a lot of tichets to riase funds for this worthy charity.
'William Morris Floral Sampler' is the latest BOM design by Michele Hill & was quilted for one of Adelaide leading quilting shops, Patchwork by Sea of Brighton, South Aust. When asked to do the quilting I was most humbled, so I like to think I did this quilt justice in the way I quilted it. I decided to do in a freehand echo fill for the quilting which can be achieved by the average quilter with a little free-motion experience. In fact, I liked it so much I have signed up to receive these blocks myself, so I will have my own to quilt sometime next year once I have the top together!
'Daisy Nine Patch' was sent to me for quilting by Kirkbride Quilting of Strathalbyn, South Australia. The quilt top was machine pieced & appliqued & made for a sample to hang in the shop. I used both freehand & computerised quilting with the Intelliquilter (one of the early projects where I used the IQ) & it was delight to work on.