InstructionsEmbroidered flora and fauna using embroidery thread blocks patterns came from needlecraft cross stitch books.
Handwoven blocks and panels were created by me using a Huck Lace and an Overshot pattern on an 8shaft table loom
The handquilting was done using the crochet cottons.
the floral and fauna designs drawn from images from the web and kids colouring books and ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
!00% cotton - calico - aida fabric and aida trim - handwoven fabric in 2 weights and satin ribbon 100% cotton batting 100% cotton Calico for backing #8 and #12 Crochet cottons Embroidery threads 2 sets of 4 craft buttons
What was your inspiration?
The flora and fauna found in Australia and its surrounding waters
All memories of placed travelled and things and people seen and times had
A lot of the quilting uses crochet cottons I found in my late MIL stash she was a very special lady.
What are you most proud of?
That after starting this in 1997 and then having it packed away because of our moving around the country for a number of years I finally set up a workspace where we are now living and set about finishing what I had started.
Finally finished it New Years Eve Day 2012
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
As any project let your mind wander and the quilt will come together, let it evolve at its own pace and it will be filled with your memories