Sunburnt Quilts

Quilts, Patchwork & Embroidery


The title of this post ends up being relevant in two ways today. The first way relates to photography. I have  some larger quilts and find them very difficult to manage when wanting to photograph them. Yesterday I noticed the sunshine streaming in the bedroom window and really showing up the quilting on this quilt. […]

Bright Birds.

Another lot of binding done and another quilt finished! This quilt started out from a selection of fat quarters that I had collected. It meant that the quilt couldn’t grow too big and would just be a wall hanging size. That was fine. I fussy cut the birds and then simply added mix and match […]

Red and White and Green.

Quilting done. Binding done. Always great to achieve a finish. This pattern, Whirlgigs, has been around at various blog sites for a while now. I started working on this one last year and managed to finish the top, but then it joined a few others in the pile waiting to be sandwiched for quilting. It […]


There are lots of lovely quilts around using a 9 patch design with hearts or stars. I was inspired to do one of my own using scraps collected from other quilts I had made. The borders were from fat quarters collected in my stash. The quilting is a gentle meandering pattern.

Continued Progress.

I have been able to continue working on the tops I basted and have now quilted a second one. This one now  is also waiting for binding. I have used a combination of  fat quarters in this quilt and I think the colours have a Summer feel about them. I have also been able to […]

Sweet Victorian Angels.

A lot of the dolls I make are in the country style, but every now and then I like the challenge of something with finer detail. These brooch pins are a pattern from Julie McCullough, of Magic Threads, and are only 6 inches in size. They actually were not too hard to make as Julie […]

Spring Has Sprung.

This is the name for a little wall hanging by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. It is a small applique piece with a little patchwork and some embroidery. Ideal when you want something easy and quick to complete. It seemed an appropriate choice with the arrival of Spring.

Catching Up.

I seem to have accumulated a few quilt tops and decided I needed to get some quilting done. Over the weekend I was able to baste 4 tops, mainly because none of them were too large. I was even able to start quilting one of the smaller ones yesterday and then managed to finish it […]

A Finished Snowball.

My pink snowball quilt is finished!  Maybe because of the colour it should be a marshmallow quilt. Just food for thought. I finally completed all the hand sewing on the binding and then had to wait for good light for a few photos. I think the next picture gives a better idea of the texture […]

QAYG Log Cabin.

Another class I attended at Quilter’s Barn when it was at Arawata was a quilt as you go log cabin. It took a little while to get used to the technique and I must admit that my logs did not always come out straight or even.  But is was a great way to work on […]

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