Thursday, 17 July 2008


Brisbane has a lot of jacarandas. When I saw them in bloom for the first time, last year in October, I fell in love with those trees and I have wanted to make a jacaranda quilt ever since.
So when Caity chose this theme, I knew straightaway what I was going to do...

After the precise piecing and quilting of the log cabin that I finished just before I started on this one, it was a relief to work on this quilt! I cut the tree from a rough drawing, used angelina fibers for the purple flowers and free motion-quilted them in lots of loops and swirls. (there are 2 spools of purple thread in that tree!)

Here are some detail photos:

The sky is a hand dyed fabric (by my Angel!), the earth a commercial fabric.

(cross-posted at Around the world in 20 quilts)


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Linda dat is een mooie quilt geworden.