>In the beginning, there was fabric. I thought I’d start a blog of my quilting projects to share what I learn with fellow and potential quilters, and to learn from your experience as well. I completed a few long-term projects in late 2008, and decided that starting some new ones I early 2009 was the ideal opportunity to try out this blogging thing and see what I could discover.

I have three new projects that I’m working on in parallel at present, these are:
* ‘I’d rather be flying’ – an aviation themed quilt with pre-printed panels as the central pieces.
* ‘Herstory in Teapots’ – inspired by a teapot I’ve inherited, my family tradition of gathering for a cup of tea, and a set of blue and white fabrics I purchased on tour in the USA a couple of years ago.
* ‘Life’s Rich Tapestry’ – this is an experiment with a set of African print fabrics and a variety of other things from my fabric stash and is evolving on my lounge-room floor as I write.

Each of these quilts is a different style, made with different people in mind and a different technical challenge. If you’d like to join in the journey of making these quilts I’ll be adding the initial pictures and story of each in the coming weeks, and updating the story of each as the project develops. If you’ve got ideas on what to do next, questions or just comments then I’d love to read your posts.


PS: The two quilts pictured are ‘Heart of Aotearoa’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’ from my 2008 Bert Collection.

About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.
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2 Responses to >Introductions

  1. em says:

    >These are my favorites.

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