Pieces of Pye

A machine quilters' passion

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The Colour Wheel

l have had this panel in my stash for so long that I don’t even remember where I bought it. I thought this week would be the golden opportunity to quilt it, as our Contemporary Quilt Group is have a colour mixing activity this week!

Quilting this panel will also give me the chance to practice my straight line quilting without a ruler foot. It is fabulous fun. I am loving using the beautiful Superior variegated thread I bought at thr AQC in early April.


Under my needle

Been busy today, stitching my Stonehenge map quilt. The map will be an aerial design. Firstly I quilted the 3 layers of the quilt together using a continuous spiral design, ready for the appliqué stones.

Fusible web was used to apply the stones to the quilt sandwich which proved tricky at times. Once in position they were stitched in place using the raw edge appliqué technique.

The preparation and placement of the stones was tricky because of the small pieces used. I had to place the small stones I had cut out in order ready for exact placement around the acrylic circular template used as a guide on the prepared quilt sandwich.

Finally I completed the piece using Tsukineko inks for colouring and drawing.


Back in Perth

Had a fabulous time at the AQC in Melbourne. I did 3 workshops with Gillian Travis which were awesome, I learnt so much and especially enjoyed Interchange Applique. Now to finish the projects. As you can see I have come home to a spic and sewing studio which will look like a bomb has hit it in less 24hrs. Hoping to finish a couple of projects by Friday for CQG so watch this space.

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Grid Design Workshop

Please see flyer below as my workshop scheduled for 29th April has been wrongly advertised in the WAQA’s Quilters’ Quarterly

I will be teaching Grid Design and Working with Rulers following QuiltWest in May at various venues in Perth. Please contact me for further details about these if you are interested.

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After losing my single needle stitch plate, I decided it was time to de-clutter my sewing studio. I made some interesting finds including this little quilt of Mr Bean which I did in Phil Thomas’s Foto to Fabric workshop about 2 years ago. I really enjoyed this workshop, I learnt so much and it was good fun.