there’s a lion in there

I made this little quilt for our recent quilt show. All our members were tasked with using some of the fabric we had created at various workshops over the years. In the past we have had workshops on eco-dyeing, painting, stencilling, stamping hand-dyeing and so on, which results in various pieces of fabric without a particular plan to use them! So for this one, I started off looking through some of the pieces I had in my cupboard to choose something to work with.

Karen Mundt

Karen Mundt


This piece was stamped with leaves that had been rolled with some paint and pressed onto the cloth. Blues and purples are always my favourites. lion2
I added to that some hand-dyes that I made quite a few years ago and some commercial fabrics. I don’t know how I came up with the design, but I just started with the idea of making something using the quarter-square triangle block.
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I don’t use my Sizzix cutter that often but thought I should make the effort this time so used it to cut the triangles. The bonus of course is that I could just work with the size die that I had and base the quilt size around that. I incorporated some Tula Pink tiger/lion fabric which had the effect of looking like an animal was hiding and peeking out.
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Karen Mundt

Karen Mundt


I named it ‘There’s a lion in there!’

a recent showing

I recently had some quilts hanging in the exhibition held in the Lockyer Valley Art Gallery by Gatton Quilters. Here are some pictures of them and a few other works, however I didn’t get a lot of pictures so I haven’t included everyone’s work here. This first one is my Shimmer Quilt that I just finished in time to include. I used lots of my favourite bright-coloured fabrics, mostly Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs. The pattern was by Jenny Bowker.:

Karen Mundt- Shimmer Quilt

Karen Mundt- Shimmer Quilt

My Eco Hodge Podge, (on the right below) was made using lots of pieces of stencilled and painted fabric from various workshops our group has had over recent years. The small quilt on the left was also made with stencilled fabric, mixed with commercial fabric. It’s title is “There’s a lion in there’- can you see it?
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The cushion below was made by Amanda in a ‘Working with Curves’ workshop:

Amanda D

Amanda D


I made this quilt last year for my son, using the Victoria Findlay Wolfe pattern ‘Bright Lights, Big City”:
Karen Mundt

Karen Mundt


L: Amanda; R-Alison

L: Amanda; R-Allison


Self portraits- using any technique

Self portraits- using any technique


L: Jan Knight, Meryl Blair; R-Karen- 'Urban Sprawl'

L: Jan Knight, Meryl Blair; R-Karen- ‘Urban Sprawl’


The quilt below is my ‘Small World’ quilt (pattern by Jen Kingwell):
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The small quilts below were done as part of a monthly ‘colour’ challenge. We could only use one colour but whatever technique or theme we wanted.
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And this one below- last year’s colour sinchies challenge: only 6″ in size, using 2 colours only and following the theme Flora and Fauna:
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Each maker’s sinchies are in a horizontal row across the wall- mine is the 4th row from the bottom.
Happy quilting!