I Still Call Australia Home
October 20, 2014
|Start Date||Sep 28, 2014|
|Finish Date||Oct 20, 2014|
|Pattern||Gumflower Wreath by Leesa Chandler|
|What it’s for||In memory of my Nanny Betty|
Won 1st in “We Are Australian” category at the 2014 Braidwood Quilt Event.
Quilt Top Notes/Techniques
Made in memory of my Nanny Betty, who was an Aussie war bride.
Wreath was machine appliqued with a small button hole stitch using variegated thread. Hand stitched pistol stitches for gum flowers using variegated embroidery thread.
Cornerstones were from an Australian themed applique panel. I chose the images of things that Nan would have liked.
Use a combo stipple/gum leaf design for centre – based on design from quilt pattern. Used a circle design for the pink border. Cornerstones were quilted in invisible thread around main design and stippled in the background. Warratah border was quilted in a clamshell pattern.