All these quilts have been made with Australian Native flowers as the subject. I love the many different shapes, colours and textures of these flowers. There are so many to choose from.
Blue Flora Australis
Size is 153cm W X 195cm H.
This quilt was made especially for the International Quilt Association, Sapphire Celebration or it's 45th year of shows.
It is to travel to all their shows for 2 years, starting at Houston Show Oct 2019.
Made with my 3D Baglique technique, using hand dyed fabrics, hand stitching, painted, wool, felt and fabric stiffener.
140W x 208H
Most flowers made using my 3D Baglique technique.
Hand dyed fabrics, hand stitching, free motion machine embroidery, crayons, felt etc.
Accepted for Exhibition in 2017 IQA Houston and Chicago quilt shows.
189H x 158W
Waratahs on a geometric circular background. Flowers are made with my 3D Baglique technique.
Was a finalist at the IQA Houston Show in 2018.
Exhibited at NSW Government House on Australia day 2019
Gymea, Meet Lily. 117w x 166h
Dotty Roo. 135w x 178h
Ena's Pink Waratah's. 116w x 172h
Gum Drops 125cm W x 152cm H
All different Gum Blossoms sitting in 3D Baglique baskets.
A totally different technique than my other quilts.
Aussie True, Oh Dear We're Blue. 90w x 90h
Waratah,s And Wildflowers For Dad.
Amongst The Eucalypts. 164w x 131h
Waratah's and Wildflowers For Dad 2 132w x 165h
This is a painted version of the original Waratah's and Wildflowers For Dad quilt. A bit of a "what if " moment.
Other textile works
These are some of the quilts I have made over the years. I love trying new ideas.
Autumn In Japan
My Boy Cam
Along The Amstel River
Untitled Wool Felt
Hand dyed batting
Amstel River Houses
Along The Amstel
Discharged dyed material
East Meets West
Magic of Colur
10 Green Bottles
Threads Across uluru
One Red Thread
World of Colour
Online Challenge Group
Class Sample Quilts
Giant Red Waratah - 2 or 3 Day Class
Quilt Size - 127cm W x 102cm H
A 2 day class does not include stamens.
This is my largest Waratah pattern. The flower itself measures 90cm across. I also do a smaller one on request.
It is made using my 3D Baglique technique, no more turning tiny edges to sew down. When finished you will have a free standing, padded flower that can be placed where ever you decide it should go on your quilt.
When your finished top is assembled and quilted it becomes very textural and 3D.
This is a very freeing technique as there really is no mistakes to worry about. Add or remove some leaves and petals, your choice.
Cooktown Orchid- One Day Class
Make your own Orchids in any colour or fabric you like. Add some sparkle, do them in shimmery silk, paint them. There are so many ways to make them your own individual creation.
Medium Pink Waratah - 2 Day Class
This is the same flower as the Giant Red Waratah but smaller, flower measures approximately 62cm across when finished.
No stamens are on this quilt.
Once again, it is a free standing flower, but does not have the added stamens and can be heavily hand stitched afterwards.
Gymea Lily - 3 Day Class
Flower is about 60cm tall.
Once again this is a free standing flower when finished.
Your choice if you dont want to do the single flower that is on top.
You need to do a previous Baglique class to attempt this as it is fairly labour intensive.
I have made this one in silk and hand stitched after. You could use what ever fabric you choose.
Bottlebrush 1 or 2 Day Class
In this class you will be making the large Bottlebrush in the centre.
The top layer is free moving giving a 3D effect.
You can request to do the 2 smaller ones on the bottom instead,which is an entirely different technique again made with wool. This could be a one day class.
Banksia Class Quilt 2 Day Class
Banksia is made with my 3D Baglique technique. It is such a textural flower you can have fun adding embroidery as well if you wish.
The pod is a different technique again and is a lot of fun to make. It also has some paint work on it so there are a few things happening.
Flannel Flowers -2 day class
Two flowers made using my 3D Baglique technique. I have used felt for flowers and embroidered the centres that are panne velvet.
When finished you will have free standing flowers that you can place and rearrange on your background. You can make more or less flowers and arrange how you like.
When quilt top is assembled and quilted, it becomes quite textural and 3D.
Kangaroo Paw Quilt - 2 Day Class
Size is 65cm x107cm.
Another native I just love is the Kangaroo Paw. I have made this quilt with my Baglique technique. This one is using hand dyed fabrics. Some free motion stitching and hand stitching.
Background is your choice to decide after you have made your flowers and leaves. Add more flowers or less after, your choice. These are free standing flowers until you decide your design layout.
Ena's Pink Waratah Class - 2 Day Class
Size of quilt 84cm H x 71cm W
This is my medium sized Waratah made with my 3D Baglique technique.
When finished it will be a free standing flower that you can place in any position on your choice of background. Great for if you change your mind along the way.
Make several in different colours or fabrics, it is your quilt so you get to decide.
No Quilt Police Here
Gum Blossom Sample Quilt 2 Day Class
These cute little Gum Blossoms are fun to do. They are made from different coloured knitting or crochet cottons, stiffened and painted.
Beat done in summer months so they will dry faster.
Graphic Red Waratah - 2 Day Class
New Waratah for 2019. The centre is rather graphic and a little simpler to put together.