Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My creation!

Hello everyone,  I have been working on this original designed quilt for over a year now - I just loved the hand sewing of the stars, that delicious green fabric for the border and quilting her to create the gorgeous texture of quilting that I love and a secondary design element to give the quilt life.
I would like to thank everyone for following me on my blog and take this time to mention that in the battle for computer time, I am not doing very well at all;-) so although I will keep this blog, it is unlikely that I will post on it again.  I have opened an Instagram account and in the future will be posting my work on that forum.  If you would like to follow me there I can be found at katrinas_quilting  or Katrina Wilson.
Thanks again and happy sewing  

Judy Smith gorgeous creation.

Judy Smith is to be credited for her amazing work on this beautiful quilt!  The centre panel is a design by Di Ford and the remainder of the medallion quilt is Judy's own design.  I believe like most quilts, this one started as a small project and grew quickly into quite a large quilt.  Quilts really do have a life of their own!  I have quilted this quilt quite heavily with a combination of feathers, cross-hatching a pebbles.  With just a few curls to balance out the design.  I did love working on this quilt, thanks Judy.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Linda Berry - Striking Quilt

Hello Everybody and welcome to 2016!  Belated, I know.  The year is flying by on us all and I just cant believe we are in May already.  This striking quilt has been made by Linda Berry for her son.   It is a Judy Neimeyer, Quiltworx pattern.  The contrast in colours helps to make this such a statement quilt.  I used complimentary thread colours when quilting this quilt to help keep each 'colourblock' true.  I quilted a series of curls, straight lines and curvy lines to help enhance each section. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Anne Mellen amazing quilt

I am thrilled to be able to share with you all Anne Mellen's amazing quilt.  This is Anne's first quilt, a truly phenomenal quilt for a beginner.  The quilt is Anne's own interpretation of a Petra Prins pattern - 'Zutphen'.  Anne was guided through this quilt as a block of month with Jenny Bear.  I have quilted each block individually in a variety of patterns with feathers being the main feature.  This is a beautiful quilt and I loved every minute of working on it.  Thanks Anne for allowing me to share your quilt. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sue Forrest - Amazing Reverse Applique Quilt

Sue Forrest has made this amazing Reverse Applique Quilt.  The pattern is a 'Bon Bon Design' called 'Pas De Deux'.  The quilt is a queen size quilt entirely reverse appliqued (aside from the red inner border ;-) which I feel frames the centre block beautifully.  Sue has spent three years making this quilt, I have been working on it and marvelling at the precision and size of Sue's stitching, look at how fine some of the stems in the leaves and flowers are.  The basket is also amazingly detailed.

To quilt this quilt I have sewn along the inside edge of the applique in co-ordinating thread to help the applique stand out.  I also echo quilted around all of the applique to help frame it.  In the outer border I have then sewn the triple cross-hatching lines, the repeated lines help the applique be the feature of the quilt.  In the centre block I quilted freeflowing feathers to help enhance the look of the abundant vase of flowers.  I have always had a soft spot for a red and green quilt and this one is truly striking.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Proud Moment

 I have been visiting the Victorian Quilters Showcase exhibition for at least 15 years now and been thoroughly inspired every year by the amazing quilts that are created.  This year, with the encouragement of family and friends I have entered my own quilt into this exhibition - what a blast to see my own quilt on display at the exhibition.  It was a lovey show and once again I came away with a renewed enthusiasm for quilting - I only bought a little bit of fabric;-)  

Gill Cross - beautiful quilt

 Gill has made this gorgeous William Morris quilt, she has meticulously hand blanket stitched around all of the applique creating this beautiful quilt.  I was so excited when Gill brought her quilt to me and said "quilt it however you want"  I quilted around all of the applique as closely as I could then I had fun quilting in the feathers and cross-hatching - along with a few curls and swirls.  Gill entered her quilt in this years Victorian Quilters Showcase exhibition - what a proud moment to see Gill's quilt on display.