giving and receiving

This is a recent ‘finish’- a cushion cover I made for a local community group for their upcoming multiple-draw raffle.
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!
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!
I used a red print for the back and some bright blue for binding.
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!
Jeanette recently turned 80, so the GQ members made her this little quilt to celebrate.


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.
This next one is my little kimono square. I fused the applique on then raw-edge stitched with a black thread:
Jan Knight also had some of her beautiful stitching, beadwork and ribbon embroidery there to show us:
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- …
…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:
and this one is an effect called ‘crystallised':
Imagine the possibilities and inspiration that photo could provide Jan!