Sue’s Quilt

I made this quilt for my mother in memory of our Central Australia trip. The patterns for the animals and some of the fabric were purchased in Alice Springs. Techniques include appliqué with machined blanket stitch and hand painting. I free motion quilted gum leaves on the plain blocks.  By Sue N.

Lee’s Coreopsis Dyeing

Lee has had her hands in the natural dye pot once again.  This Coreopsis dyeing used flowers soaked for thirty-six hours.  The brown colour was obtained using just the flowers, and the yellow used ammonia as a mordant.  Lee used water and then salt with water rinses for this dyeing process.