Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mail In

I was so lucky to receive these pieces this week. This one is from Kerri - she lives in Arizona. The address side was painted too.

Valentine's Day is certainly big in the States - watching the MailArt 365 site - there was a certain theme of hearts all around that day.  I received this one from Laura  in Minnesota.  They even put out stamps with hearts on them.
Oops - forgot to rotate this one - sorry Mim - it looks great right way up. Mim sent this from Paris.

This is the envelope that came from Deb in British Columbia, Canada.  She sent some pieces for collaging - all about floods & water! I was so careful not to damage this.

Mail Out

This one is photo transfer then thread painted at bit.

Fused applique - used left over bits from the fish quilt (see below), then free motion quilted.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mail Art

These three are part of my MailArt 365 project (I'm over a third of the way through) -I still find having a blank piece of card to collage really hard! Maybe my muse will help me again one day.

Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast - view from my aunt's balcony at Runaway Bay.

Fish Quilt

Getting the applique done - machine blanket stitch around the coral & then finish the fish with satin stitching. The background came together thanks to a jellyroll of batiks I received as part of my Flood Relief package from Queensland Quilters.  The finished quilt will go to the grandson of a friend of mine.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Having fun stitching detail on to the fish - they will be machine appliqued on to a stripped background with bits of coral & other sea stuff.  Having fun with it - all out of my stash.

Cheeky Monkeys - all finished!

A friend became a first time Grandmother last year & is absolutely besotted with her grandson. This is the quilt I made for her to give to him - used the pattern "Going Bananas" by Natalie Ross of In Stitches. Used a layer cake for the background fabrics and fabric from my stash for the monkeys.  Blanket stitch appliqued and machine quilted in big stippling.

The back - I like to use up fabric from the front & again from the stash - still a long way to go with using up fabric - HofM maintains I won't live long enough to go through it all.  I'll give it a good go or maybe I just won't leave this mortal coil UNTIL it's all gone!  If I figure out how to do that I'll let you all know & Quilt Shops will prosper!!!

Close up of the monkeys - they are so cute.