Sunburnt Quilts

Quilts, Patchwork & Embroidery

Winter Weather

Yesterday was cold, wet and windy. Just a perfect day for staying inside and sewing. I decided to share my time between two projects. The first is a snowball quilt I have been making with a variety of pink fabrics. I did straight stitch quilting between the rows to secure the quilt. I am planning […]

Blue Christmas

A bit of a different colour for a traditional Christmas quilt. I bought the fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop back when they made up Jolly Packs! Each square has a basic border of either the light or dark blue crackle. Squares were then placed in a diamond pattern radiating out from the centre. Many […]

In The Beginning.

This is the one I consider to be my first real quilt. I used quality cotton fabric, followed a pattern and worked in a class. The pattern is Garden Twist from a book by That Patchwork Place, called, quite appropriately, In The Beginning. I worked on this in classes at Sewing Connection in Pakenham. I […]


This was a great quilt to use lots of scrap fabrics. It was made using the raw edge applique technique and came together quickly. The idea is to wash and tumble dry the quilt when it is finished so that the raw edges fluff up. Quilting was simply stitch in the ditch.

Stitching Away

I have a group of friends who enjoy sewing stitcheries and also enjoy a social gathering. Between us we have attended quite a few retreats and full day workshops. One was called Stitching by the Bay and I think it was held at the Mordiallic Yacht Club. Great setting with a beautiful view of the […]


A small piece of butterfly fabric was the starting point for this quilt. I had it tucked away in my stash just waiting for the right pattern to turn up. I then bought the storybook, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, as well as the pattern book – Quilts from The Quiltmaker’s Gift. Both books are a delight. […]

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