In an effort to use up my fabric stash, I was inspired to revisit my salmon patterns used to make my first salmon art quilt and create another.
I quilted over the body of the fish following the colours in the fabric.
The Yukon is such a beautiful, inspiring place to live. This art quilt captivates many things I love about the land.
I bought the mountain fabric specifically for my Grazing Bison art quilt and had enough left-over to use on this one.
This was my first experience stippling and I’m stoked with the results. The stippling is smaller towards the mountain and larger towards to bottom of the quilt to add depth.
I didn’t plan on leaving this quilt so scrappy, but I love the effect.
I used whatever green yarn and thread I had to recreate the branches and needles.
Back in August 2013 I bought a handful of little pink beads from a second-hand store in Haines, Alaska. At the time, I loved that they resembled salmon, and planned to use them in an artwork once I learned how to quilt.
Finally they have found themselves a home in my Yukon River art quilt.
This little fella is the first appliqué artwork I completed without a pattern.
He will be sent back to Australia to be hung in our future home and remind us of our time in the north.
Having enjoyed Jessica Levitt’s “Slices of Sunshine” table runner pattern so much the first time, I made an additional set in seaside fabrics.
This set is for my wonderful best friend for her birthday…Surprise! Happy belated birthday, Lib!
The shell fabric captivated me and I was able to compliment it will natural shapes and colours down either side.
I made four extra placemats, and used a beautiful coral backing.
A few months ago I made these placemats, coasters and table runner for my sister.
The designs came from Jessica Levitt in the book ‘Set the Table’.
I used the left-over scraps to make matching coasters…
…and a pot coaster, too.
In fact, everything in the photo above was made from extra pieces of fabric. The design in the book was for the table runner only.