Thursday, 31 January 2013


So things have been absolutely hectic on this side! I will post some more on the customer quilts later.

Last year I presented a workshop at The International Quilt Convention Africa 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa. One of my students send a pic in of her completed quilt from my workshop and I'm thrilled!

Susan Knouwds, beautifull work!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Melonie's Quilt

It's late afternoon, Saturday, 12 January 2013, South Africa. A warm 30+ Celsius!

Melonie collected her quilt this morning. She loved her quilt. I do too. I enjoyed working on it. Not just because it is beautiful quilt and I love the colours but also because Melonie has been a client for many years and I get the emotions and memories that's tied to this quilt.

I have used a combination of QuiltMotion set designs and freemotion work. Again I have used the Mettler Metrolene White thread on the bobbin and Isacord thread in 4 colours on top.

Melonie did the machine embroidered purple centre design and I just added feathers to the four sides on the turquoise.

I hope you enjoy your quilt Melonie.

Marulé's Girl Baby Quilt

Hi there,

This was my last project for 2012, the Client picked it up 2 days before Christmas and she was very happy with it. I was also very pleased with how this one turned out. I especially love the flowers. It was fun to do.

The Unicorn in the centre was embroidered on the new Bernina 780. Stunning machine, even more stunning stitch quality.

I made the flower petals using a paper template (printed from EQ7) and cut two pieces of fabric for each petal. I then sewed them together, leaving the bottom open to turn the petal out. The centres of the flowers were embroidered with my Bernina Aurora 440, I've inserted the petals at a certain point before the final satin stitch was sewn. All of this was done after the entire quilt was complete, quilted and bound, so that I could see what each flowers' relationship with the bound edge would be.

On the quilting - there is set flowers in a pink & purple variegated Mettler thread. These flowers were quilted from my QuiltMotion Software as I wanted them to be perfect. The rest of the quilting was done freehand with white Mettler Metrolene. Metrolene is normally used as looper thread for overlocking. But it's a very fine, very strong thread and worked beautifully as quilting thread.


This image below is the design I did on EQ7.