Sunday, April 10, 2011

Show n Tell April 2011

An Easter table runner,
made by Aurely de Smith for her daughter in the UK.
Bunnies Prefer Chocolate is a W.I.P that Aurely de Smith has been working and she hopes to complete for Easter this year.

I love this block, isn't this chick towing the bunny in an 'egg trailer', incredibly cute!
Marie Finnegan started this quilt about 5 years ago at a class at the Country Yard. It was put aside till last year when she redid some sewing and had it quilted by Sandy. Marie has given this quilt to her grandson Thomas.

Heres a close up, I like how the whiskers have been quilted in.

Another cat quilt, this one is made by Jennifer Cullen she said 'two and a half years of decisions, three weeks of sewing' The cats 'attitudes' are just right!
And this quilt is also by Jennifer she made it for her brother & partner as they wanted Red.


Lynne Wilson calls this her 'Learning Quilt'.
The top has been in the UFO pile for a while and Lynne decided she wanted use it to practice her free motion quilting. Each block is quilted in a different way, and now that she is finished she feel much more confident. She says "I have learned that practice, practice, practice is the key to free motion quilting".


Robyn Halverson stenciled this flower to practice a '3D look' applique technique. The background was heavily quilted first, before the design is outlined, which makes the flower and leaves puff up and look 3D. Very clever.

This wallhanging 'Funky Flowers' (it is straight just photographed at a strange angle sorry!) was made by Shirley Julian, at a recent Bernina class that taught the use of Floriani products.

This lovely floral bag was made by Lynne Watkins at a class at The Apple Basket.
And the gorgeous cream bag was hand embroidered by Sandy Robinson, she changed the pattern to make the bag more practical by adding a zipped pocket, cellphone pocket and a latch for her car keys.
Shelia Udjur made these 'Bowling Buddies' for her grandson Benjamin.

This little tea cup has been turned into a beautiful pin cushion by Lynda Parker.
'Kohen's Quilt' Marion Roke made this quilt for her grandson (Kohen), the centre is a panel and she has added the applique alphabet.

Yvonne Davis has been very busy making more quilts for Starship (National Childrens Hospital)
Sorry my camera was on the other side of the room when they were opened up, so I didn't get a photo but I'm sure they will be loved by the children at Starship.

Barbara Bilyard an incredible quilt artist and tutor recently passed away. As a small tribute to her, we asked club members to bring some of the quilts they had made in classes with Barbara over the years.


  1. It is always nice to see your show and tells.I have seen Aurely's Bunny quilt and she has done a fabulous job of it.The same goes for Maria's Cat quilt.

  2. Great to see what everyone is up to, Leeann - lots of beautiful work. Thanks for taking the photos and sharing them with us.

  3. This is a great post! Thanks for all the eye candy!

  4. Soooo inspiring! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  5. The attitudes of the cats are spot on .... even at first glance when they appeared as simple silhouettes.

    Judy B


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