Quilting, for me, is all about texture. I love adding designs/texture that will enhance the quilt and bring it to life…
Different styles of quilting create different textures.
Edge to edge quilting creates an overall texture that blends or enhances the quilt top as a whole. It’s a lot faster to do this type of quilting and it suits all kinds of quilts… I will even edge to edge over some applique, especially on kids quilts…
Custom Quilting adds texture in specific areas of a quilt with different designs and fills… There is usually lots of stitch in the ditch, ruler work, applique outlining and freehand quilting… Some quilts require a lot of design planning and others I can just wing it….
My mind runs at a million miles an hour …. It’s always about quilting (and travel, but I can’t do that all the time)… designing quilts, making quilts, quilting quilts and teaching people about quilts.
In my studio right now I’m working on a clients interesting custom quilt that I’ve been given free reign on… there may be octopi involved … lol
On my design wall is my Sydney show quilt that I’m working feverishly to get finished… I thought this might be the year that actually get it finished with plenty of time to spare… but unfortunately I lost a month because of a car accident… we’re all ok but the car didn’t fair so well….
And in a total squirrel moment today, cause I don’t have enough on my plate, I pulled fabric for my next quilt. In my defense it is for an upcoming magazine project so it’s completely legit….
After many days of preparation, today was the first day of the Newcastle Craft Alive Show. This is my first SOLO stand at a show…. it’s very exciting! I had some great friends working my stand with me. Thanks to Rachael, Laura and Emma for putting up with my scatterbrain. I am a Bernina Longarm Dealer so I have 2 gorgeous machines on the stand. I also have a bunch of my quilts for sale. There’s a bit of fabric and heaps of laughter 😁 It was great meeting loads of quilty people and catching up with old friends.
I’m ready to go full speed into 2019…..!!!
There’s lots of fun things happening in the Mount Vincent Quilts studio this year. I’m taking my show on the road… to Newcastle. … to Craft Alive in March and Sydney Quilt Show in June. There’s so much more to tell but that will have to wait……
I’m looking forward to sharing more of my quilting process with you cause Sharing Is Caring 😆
Stay tuned as I attempt to be the most organised I’ve ever been. ..lol… 😂
I had the great pleasure to join forces with the lovely Michelle Marvig to create this gorgeous quilt “The Explorer “. Michelle perfectly pieced the quilt top and I got to do my thing and quilt it to death with custom quilting.
I had loads of fun. There is tons of ruler work with both straight and curved rulers. I only used two fill designs, swirls and back & forth straight lines.
It is such a bold, bright quilt I didn’t want to take away from the design so I used matching thread and used designs to enhance the quilt.
Here she is !!!! Hangin in all her glory @quiltnsw show at the Sydney Quilt & Craft show. Thank you to everyone who has kindly let me know how much they love her too….. 121, six inch eight pointed stars…. 50 hours of quilting and 3 seasons of Outlander on Netflix
I’m excited to be working at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Show at Darling Harbour this Wednesday to Sunday. I’m there as an Authorised Bernina Q Series Longarm Quilting Machine Dealer selling beautiful Bernina Q20 sit down quilting machines, the wonderful Q24 stand up machine on a frame and the super special fully computerised Q24 Q-matic. ….
If you’re interested in longarm quilting and you’re in Sydney over the next five days, a visit to see these gorgeous machines in action would be great for you …..