Summer Daze

This is the first of the Summer Daze designs and you can download and test sew it now.
The zip file includes the design in ART, DST, EXP, JEF, PES and VP3 formats.
It also includes the color chart and the applique shape as a SVG file so that you can cut the applique fabric with your Silhouette Cameo or Brother Scan’n’Cut.

Click on the photo to download the design.

Lyn Kenny

Lyn is our digitizer, sewer, artist, writer.

She does most of the digitizing, using Wilcom software.

She test-sews everything before it goes up on the site.

She writes the instructions.

She loves to read, listen to music and play golf.

She is an occasional cook.

Christine Kenny

Christine is our artist and designer extraordinaire.

She is a very talented woman – is successful at anything she puts her mind to.

She is devoted to her husband, Neil and to her Tibetan Mastiff dogs – Temujin and Sovereign.

She has a wicked sense of humour.

(The background image is taken from her back door, looking over the Border Ranges, during a thunder storm)

Lyn’s Quilt – Tabula Rasa

Lyn’s first art quilt – Tabula Rasa

This quilt started with a plain white piece of fabric. It was inspired by an incident that upset me.

I dyed the fabric first, using Procion dyes; then added Shiva Paintsticks, screen printing, foiling, painted web.

The three circles represent the influences that I see affecting us in  our lives – Family first, then Friends.

These circles are applique, painted and then machine embroidered.

The third circle is Depression – Is there any way out? I think we suffer from depression when the other two influences in our lives are out of balance.

There is a screen-printed line from Simon and Garfunkel that is difficult to see –

Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again

I then quilted it with overlapping and intersecting cirlces.

I like the result – am very happy with this quilt. Making it helped me deal with the problem.

Christine’s Art Quilts

Christine has made two stunning art quilts, using the Challenge fabric provided by Queensland Quilters.

Lord of the Forest

Shambhala

The floral fabric in these two amazing quilts is the challenge fabric. Christine used applique, tranpunto, some hand embroidery and rhinestones as embellishment. She added details with fabric paint, and quilted them, free motion, of course.

They are each 50cm x 70cm.