Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Quilt Aid

I am so proud to be associated with QuiltAid Australia. It's a new concept for Australia. 12 blocks (combining stitchery and applique) designed by top Australian designers, and 12 different quilt compositions.... with a portion of all sales going to charity.

The theme for the quilt is Bluebird of Hope. The fabric range is called Sachet Pot Pourri by Marcus Brothers.

Aren't these fabrics delicious?

I am designing one of the quilts composed of 12 blocks. I need to make the blocks then my own finished quilt design - I will keep you posted.. I guess I can show you the blocks as I make them (dangle, dangle)...

As you haven't seen my progress of late... I have a couple of weeks' work to show you.

This is Rosalie Quinlan's Little Patchwork Village.

I am a little over pink at the moment, so I have made my blocks green with bits of orange... yum!!

I ahve stitched 6 of 9 blocks in total. I used a variegated embroidery thread so I don't have to change colour at all!! (Is that cheating??? Nah!)


Maree said...

Thanks for sharing..You are the first person to show us what the Big Secret has been all about...looking forward to seeing this finished and to find out more...

Sharyn said...

I've missed you! Looking forward to seeing your centers finished on those gorgeous stars. Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

Donna said...

What a very cool idea! I love to embroider, and putting the squares in the middle of a pieced star is beautiful!