Thursday, January 26, 2012

Challenge quilt

The theme for our 12 x 9 challenge quilt this time was 'Flora'. For ages I couldn't think of anything even though it is a very broad subject. Then I looked out of my sewing room window and realised the answer was right there in front of me! I went into the garden and picked a leaf off every tree/bush/plant I could see. I traced around them and using hand dyed green fabrics appliqued them to an aubergine coloured shot cotton. I used some variegated hand dyed thread to do some hand quilting around each leaf. (Leaves used were lemon scented gum, passion fruit, mint, banksias, pine needles, tomato, and various other gums.) See more Flora quilts here.


  1. i love this, like one of those old botanical illustrations

  2. Thank you both for your lovely comments. I really like this little quilt too. I'm thinking I might like to do a bigger one!

  3. Mmm, the colours and the placement on this are lovely.