giving and receiving

This is a recent ‘finish’- a cushion cover I made for a local community group for their upcoming multiple-draw raffle.
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I made it in colours of blue and red so it’s nice and vibrant- should look nice in someone’s rumpus room or a children’s bedroom!
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The pattern I followed was by Lynne Goldsworthy (of Lily’s Quilts blog) and was published in Issue #22 of the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. That magazine often has lots of patterns for small quilts and cushion covers- ideal for quick turn-around projects!
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I used a red print for the back and some bright blue for binding.
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I also have some photos to show of some lovely quilts and projects made by the members of Gatton Quilts.

Marilyn- some gifted embroideries from Vietnam

Marilyn- some gifted embroideries from Vietnam


This next photo is of some Margaret Hopkins’ Swedish embroidery that Jan M won in a raffle- she doesn’t know its history but is very thankful to now be its owner- such precise and perfect hand-stitching, and the back was as good as the front!
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Jeanette recently turned 80, so the GQ members made her this little quilt to celebrate.
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Jeanette


Each member that contributed had a square of pale fabric and we chose our own fabrics to add the little kimino applique using whichever method we wanted.
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This next one is my little kimono square. I fused the applique on then raw-edge stitched with a black thread:
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Jan Knight also had some of her beautiful stitching, beadwork and ribbon embroidery there to show us:
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Jan K

Jan K


Taking photos of works under glass is always a little tricky so please forgive the reflections you can see! especially in this next close-up, which- because it wasn’t a really good photo- …
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…I decided to have a little play around and applied two different effects to it from photo-editing software. The first one was a filter which brightened up the colours a little:
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and this one is an effect called ‘crystallised':
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Imagine the possibilities and inspiration that photo could provide Jan!