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Helen Gammon's Patchwork Quilts


Quilts I have made (not for sale)

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Heidi's Quilt Quilting bag Beginnings Not Quite Right Rainbow Pinwheels Night and Day In The Suburbs Ninepatch squared I spy 'J' for Jeremy Floral Stars Scrappy Envelopes I spy 'A' for Andrew I spy 'I' for Isobel I Spy 'S' for Sarah Autumn Feet A Little Nostalgia I Spy 'C' for Christopher Anglesea Aquatic I Spy 'P' for Peter Mary's Heartz I spy 'P' for Penelope Christmas 2 Christmas 1 A Family Of Hearts Country Comfort In Marie's Garden In Praise of Warm Feet I Spy 'W' for William I Spy 'S' for Stephanie Alison's Shabby Chic Quilt I spy 'H' for Hugh Sporty Tom I spy 'H' for Hamish Retro VWs Active Angus Sophie's quilt I Spy 'A' for Alina I Spy 'S' for Sam Stars of Old I Spy 'S' for Sophie Flying High Memories For Malcolm Our Little Town Magical Flying Geese Mixed Pix Housewarming IEPS 75th Anniversary Quilt Isobel's Friendship Stars I Spy Margot's Japanese Garden French Pastorale I Spy 'C' for Charlie Seeing Spots Busy Creatures Busy Boys Busy Girls Sporty Kids Busy Babies Starry Night In the garden Seeing Stripes Travel Bug Floral Nine Patch Fading Glory Japanese Blocks Busy Girls (commission) Garden Party Sarah's Quilt Coloured Boxes I Spy 'A' for Amelie Study in red and white Sugar and spice Charlie's World I Spy 'O' for Olivia Japan - before the tsunami I Spy Stars in the Garden Going Dotty Aliens amongst us Windmills I Spy I Spy I Spy Memories of my Mother Summer in France Restoration All Hallows' Eve Summer Skies

88 quilts.

Thumbnail Year Name and description Width (cm) Height (cm)
Heidi's Quilt 1995

Heidi's Quilt

Made in November, 1995.

Inspired by a pattern in the book "The Cat' s Meow" by Janet Kime (That Patchwork Place, 1994).

I love autumn tonings and sought out fabrics that gave this quilt an autumn feel. My cat Heidi spent most of her time rearranging the blocks whilst I tried to lay it out, then tried to help me quilt it! It was definitely her quilt, although she unfortunately died in February, 1996 at age 17.

Machine pieced and hand quilted.

144 202
Quilting bag 1995

Quilting bag

I made this fully lined bag to carry my quilting things to classes and to my patchwork group meetings.

Machine pieced, not quilted.

70 57
Beginnings 1995

Beginnings

Made in September 1995 for Angus Manning.

This was my first quilt made in a beginner's class in an Ivanhoe patchwork shop "Patchwork Puzzle" (now closed) and is a sampler quilt.

I gave it to our nephew Angus Manning for his first birthday.

Machine pieced and hand quilted.

132 170
Not Quite Right 1996

Not Quite Right

A scrappy approach within colour tones using a traditional Puss in the Corner block inspired by a quilt from "Fun with Fat Quarters" by Nancy J. Martin (That Patchwork Place, 1994).

Machine pieced and hand quilted.

72 98
Rainbow Pinwheels 1996

Rainbow Pinwheels

Made in 1996 for my son, Jeremy Gammon.


A cot quilt for Jeremy, my first baby, using the pinwheel block and inspired by quilts in "Fun with Fat Quarters" by Nancy J. Martin (That Patchwork Place, 1994).

Machine pieced and hand quilted.

98 127
Night and Day 1996

Night and Day

I used the traditional flying geese pattern to make this small scrap quilt. I then used a template to do the quilting pattern in the borders.

Machine pieced and hand quilted.

61 83
In The Suburbs 1996

In The Suburbs

Made in a workshop at Primarily Patchwork, Canterbury.

This quilt has special memories as I discovered I was pregnant with my first child during this class project, after many years of trying. I then started to worry about the effects on the baby of carting my sewing machine up and down Maling Road to the classes!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

105 144
Ninepatch squared 1997

Ninepatch squared

I love the traditional nine patch block and found inspiration for this quilt in the book "Nine Patch", part of a series called The Classic American Quilt Collection, edited by Mary V. Green and published by Rodale Press Inc. 1994.

This was another opportunity to get scrap happy!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Patchwork Platypus.

143 174
I spy 'J' for Jeremy 1999

I spy 'J' for Jeremy

Made in 1999 for my son, Jeremy Gammon.


This is the first of many I Spy quilts I have made for my own children and the extended family. This brilliant patttern by Dianne Neumann and Tracey Scougall was printed in a A P&Q publication "Wonderful Quilts" in 1998.

I have used the original block design and tried to find as many novelty fabrics featuring motifs starting with "J". Great fun to make and I am still making them.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Patchwork Platypus.

110 142
Floral Stars 1999

Floral Stars

This quilt was an opportunity to use up lots of floral scraps in my boxes and to try out the evening star pattern. In retrospect, I found this approach too limiting and would do it very differently now.

While I was piecing this quilt I discovered I was pregnant with twins and I have never been able to look at some of the fabrics without feeling some nausea!!! Not a favourite quilt ...

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Patchwork Platypus.

127 145
Scrappy Envelopes 2000

Scrappy Envelopes

I was determined to use all the contents of my scrap boxes for this envelope quilt, inspired by some quilts in "Fun with Fat Quarters" by Nancy J. Martin (That Patchwork Place, 1994) but I ended up with even more scraps!

This quilt took me ages to finish as I was hand quilting it at patchwork group meetings only. It now hangs outside my sewing room.

Machine pieced and hand quilted.

92 125
I spy 'A' for Andrew 2000

I spy 'A' for Andrew

Made in 2000 for my son, Andrew Gammon.


This I Spy quilt has a nine patch block that I tried as a variation.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Patchwork Platypus.

103 140
I spy 'I' for Isobel 2000

I spy 'I' for Isobel

Made in 2000 for my daughter, Isobel Gammon.

Four-patch variation of I-Spy. I now use this variation all the time although I make the blocks bigger to show the motifs.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

100 144
I Spy 'S' for Sarah 2000

I Spy 'S' for Sarah

Made in September 2000 for Sarah Legge.

Sarah is the stepdaughter of my sister Margot and this quilt stays at their beach house waiting for Sarah's visits.



Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

150 103
Autumn Feet 2001

Autumn Feet

Made in May, 2001 for my husband, Nick Gammon.

I found a brilliant book that combined my love of scrap quilts with my desire to use bright bold colours. It is "Spectacular Scraps" by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe, published by That Patchwork Place, 1999.

Nick chose this pattern in orange and purple which look fantastic together. This quilt was great fun to make and is the first of several I have made from this book.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

148 196
A Little Nostalgia 2001

A Little Nostalgia

Made in July 2001 for my parents, Valerie and John Ingoldby.

My mother chose this quilt from an A P&Q publication 'Traditional Quilting", 1998. It is a Flower patch pattern using 1930's fabrics to create the pastel tones.

I was very pleased with the results as pastels aren't really my preferred colours. My parents now have it on their guest bed.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

150 179
I Spy 'C' for Christopher 2001

I Spy 'C' for Christopher

Made in December 2001 for Christopher Legge.

Chris is the stepson of my sister Margot and I made this quilt for him with a sporting theme. It took quite a while to collect the fabrics with most coming from the USA so there are quite a few sports featured which are very American, like baseball and ice hockey! Its a pity we don't produce more fabrics featuring our own sports like AFL and cricket.




Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra mallee quilting.

174 130
Anglesea Aquatic 2002

Anglesea Aquatic

Made in June 2002 for Margot Ingoldby and Malcolm Legge.


My sister and her husband have a beach house at Anglesea on Victoria's Surf Coast and I adapted this quilt pattern from "Spectacular Scraps" by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe, published by That Patchwork Place, 1999. I chose light and dark tones of teal and aquamarine to provide the contrast.

It now hangs in the hallway of their beach house.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

96 124
I Spy 'P' for Peter 2002

I Spy 'P' for Peter

Made in December 2002 for my nephew, Peter Drew.

Peter is a very busy boy who loves construction type toys.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

107 146
Mary's Heartz 2002

Mary's Heartz

Made in July 2002 for Mary McKenna.

This quilt follows on from my first practice using Jan Mullen's "Heartz" pattern. My niece Mary was 14 at the time and loved bright colours, especially green and purple so I let loose with the zingy fabrics!

She loved it and it is now on her bed.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

I spy 'P' for Penelope 2002

I spy 'P' for Penelope

Made in September 2002 for my niece, Penelope Manning.

Penelope is a very 'girly' girl thus all the pink and fairy type fabrics!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

108 145
Christmas 2 2003

Christmas 2

Made in December 2003.

My second quilt from the pattern in Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Vol. 11, no. 6, November 2003.


I hung both christmas tree quilts in our house over Christmas and they looked very festive.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

70 76
Christmas 1 2003

Christmas 1

Made in December 2003.

I loved this little Christmas tree wall hanging that appeared in Australian Patchwork and Quilting Vol. 11 No. 6 November 2003. This is the first of two that I made, experimenting with different fabrics and contrasts. I sewed the bells and star on at the end.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

70 80
A Family Of Hearts 2003

A Family Of Hearts

Made in March, 2003.

I purchased Jan Mullen's "Heartz" pattern after seeing some of her 'Stargazey style' quilt in a magazine. I loved the vibrant colours and the modern interpretation of crazy quilt piecing.

This quilt was made to hang in our playroom for my three small children to enjoy and was great fun to make.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

83 99
Country Comfort 2003

Country Comfort

Made in April 2003 for Doug Gammon.

I purchased this pattern via mail order from Country Pieces in Carcoar, NSW, and adapted it to make a larger quilt. It was my first attempt at machine applique and worked out quite well. I had planned to tie it with buttons but this proved difficult and time consuming so I had it machine quilted.

This was a gift to my father in law.

Machine pieced and appliqed. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

104 147
In Marie's Garden 2003

In Marie's Garden

Made in July 2003 for Marie Gammon.

My mother-in-law Marie chose this quilt pattern from the book "Spectacular Scraps" by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe, published by That Patchwork Place 1999.

I chose fabrics that reflected her love of the garden including plants and water features.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

128 129
In Praise of Warm Feet 2003

In Praise of Warm Feet

Made in July 2003 for John Ingoldby.

I used the traditional broken dishes block for this quilt for my father. It is a scrap quilt (of course!) but I tried to keep the colours fairly muted at his request.

My father has always had a problem with cold feet in bed, hence the title!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

116 180
I Spy 'W' for William 2003

I Spy 'W' for William

Made in November 2003 for William Drew.

Another I Spy quilt for my very new nephew.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

108 137
I Spy 'S' for Stephanie 2003

I Spy 'S' for Stephanie

Made in March 2003 for Stephanie Drew.

Another I Spy quilt for my niece.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

106 147
Alison's Shabby Chic Quilt 2003

Alison's Shabby Chic Quilt

Made in July 2003 for Alison and Peter Purcell.

My sister Alison wanted a quilt made in the 'Shabby chic" style so we designed the quilt top together. We had a shopping expedition to the local patchwork shop to choose the fabrics and she also did some independent purchasing to get what she wanted.

The quilt is backed in faux fur to give it a luxurious feel.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting and backed with pink faux fur.

146 172
I spy 'H' for Hugh 2003

I spy 'H' for Hugh

Made in July 2003 for Hugh McKenna.

Another I Spy quilt for my nephew.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

Sporty Tom 2003

Sporty Tom

Made in September 2003 for Tom McKenna.

My nephew Tom is a very active 12 year old with a passion for sports of all kinds so I used predominantly sport motif novelty fabrics for his I spy quilt.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

I spy 'H' for Hamish 2003

I spy 'H' for Hamish

Made in April 2003 for Hamish Manning.

Another I Spy quilt for my nephew.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

111 148
Retro VWs 2004

Retro VWs

Made in May 2004 for Tim Gammon.

This quilt was given to Tim, my brother in law, on the occasion of his 50th birthday in September 2004. He is a huge Volkswagon fan and has two at home, one of which is an old Beetle. His mother Marie still drives a Kombie which has been in the family for many years.

I sourced the fabric from the USA but the only version was a surfie spin on VWs, hence the flower power look!


Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

130 186
Active Angus 2004

Active Angus

Made in May 2004 for Angus Manning.

Angus was the only member of the extended family who missed out on an I Spy quilt so I made him one for his 10th birthday with the theme of active pursuits, including lots of 'A' words.


Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

116 154
Sophie's quilt 2004

Sophie's quilt

Made in June 2004 for Sophie Purcell.

My younger sister Alison had Sophie in May 2004. She found this fabric at a remnant sale and I made it up as a whole quilt front and back with gingham borders. A friend of Alison's made up some matching cushions to complete a nursery set.




Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

I Spy 'A' for Alina 2004

I Spy 'A' for Alina

Made in July 2004 for Alina.

Baby Alina Graeves is the grand-daughter of friends of the Ingoldby family and this quilt was made as a present after her birth in 2004.


Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

137 97
I Spy 'S' for Sam 2004

I Spy 'S' for Sam

Made in July 2004 for Samuel Manning.

Sam was born prematurely in April 2004 but has thrived subsequently and this is his I Spy quilt given to him as a Christmas present.


Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

96 136
Stars of Old 2004

Stars of Old

Made in July 2004.

I really like these blocks together: the evening star and puss in the corner, as they make a great secondary pattern as well.

This quilt is perfect in our family room as a couch throw and to snuggle up in on chilly evenings.


Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

155 115
I Spy 'S' for Sophie 2004

I Spy 'S' for Sophie

Made in December 2004.

This quilt was made for my new neice, Sophie Grace Purcell who will be a pink and pastel girl like her mother!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

105 144
Flying High 2004

Flying High

Made in December 2004.

I bought this fabric as part of a kit but couldn't bear to cut it up! It was being made for my husband Nick to celebrate his gaining his pilot's licence, and we agreed to use the lovely plane fabric as a focus and just border it.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

140 153
Memories For Malcolm 2005

Memories For Malcolm

Made in May 2005.

My brother in law, Mal turned 50 this year and in consultation with my sister I pieced this quilt using novelty fabrics to represent his hobbies, interests and other aspects of his life. The backing fabric is of route 66 nostalgia.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

124 160
Our Little Town 2005

Our Little Town

Made in June 2005.

I found this kit in a magazine and really liked the look of it. I am inexperienced in applique but enjoyed doing the buildings and even managed to machine applique the edges. This quilt is our winter bed quilt.

Machine pieced and appliqued. Hand embroidered. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

171 191
Magical Flying Geese 2006

Magical Flying Geese

Made in January 2006.

I saw a similar use of flying geese in a magazine and adapted it to use ONLY the scraps in my scrap boxes! It was great fun to make and it was adopted by my eldest son Jeremy after completion.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

113 137
Mixed Pix 2006

Mixed Pix

Made in March 2006.

Another attempt to use all my scraps - strange how the pile never reduces!! This is a very wonky strippy quilt which never seemed to square up no matter how many times I trimmed it. It was adopted by my second son Andrew.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

117 140
Housewarming 2006

Housewarming

Made in March 2006.

This wall hanging was commissioned by Priscilla Alderton for her new house. The pattern was inspired by a design in the book "Spectacular Scraps" by Rolfe and Hooworth and the colours complement those in two photograhs that will hang nearby. Priscilla was keen to highlight the hanging rod so the quilt will hang from tabs (made from the binding fabric) rather than a hanging sleeve.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

155 122
IEPS 75th Anniversary Quilt 2006

IEPS 75th Anniversary Quilt

Made in November 2005.

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Ivanhoe East Primary School organized a quilt project with a log cabin design that allowed each student and staff member to write their name on it. A small group of parent volunteers pieced and quilted the quilt and it will hang in the main corridor of the school.

Machine pieced by Helen Gammon, Ros Nicol and others.

Hand quilted by Helen Gammon, Ros Nicol and others.

Bound and finished by Helen Gammon.

250 175
Isobel's Friendship Stars 2006

Isobel's Friendship Stars

Made in July 2006 for Isobel Gammon.

I had a packet of purple hued fat quarters given to me as a gift so used them to make the friendship star block. My daughter Isobel loves purple and pink so the pink shell border was a good match.

Machine pieced. Machine pieced by Carra Mallee Quilting.

135 135
I Spy 2006

I Spy "J" for Joshua

Made in November 2006 for Joshua Drew.

An I Spy quilt for another new little nephew!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

119 138
Margot's Japanese Garden 2006

Margot's Japanese Garden

Made in November 2006 for Margot Ingoldby.

My sister Margot loves all things Japanese including the fabrics. I made this quilt from a kit containing the fabrics and pattern but changed the border details.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

174 196
French Pastorale 2006

French Pastorale

Made in December 2006 for Priscilla Alderton.

Priscilla commissioned another quilt for her new country house and selected the fabrics herself. She loves all things French and presented me with a bag of French furnishing fabric remnants purchased at a shop in Double Bay, Sydney! I used a favourite combination of the evening star and puss in the corner blocks as I had only small scrappy pieces to work with in the body of the quilt. The toile formed the centre of the stars and I saved the wonderful regency stripe for the borders and tabs.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

143 101
I Spy 'C' for Charlie 2007

I Spy 'C' for Charlie

Made in March 2007 for Charlie Purcell.

Another I spy quilt for a new little nephew born early December 2006.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

107 146
Seeing Spots 2007

Seeing Spots

Made in March 2007.

I saw this block in a magazine and decided to use all my spotty fabric, most of which are fairly bright, to provide a contrast with the white fabric. It was fun to make and I have decided to keep this one to brighten up my sewing room.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

94 122
Busy Creatures 2007

Busy Creatures

This is a quilt made especially for children and is a suitable size for a cot or play mat. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using four patch blocks paired with single blocks using many animal novelty fabrics to increase its vibrancy. Children love to point out all the animals and insects they find! It is bordered and bound with plain red fabric.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 4 and 1/2 feet.

97 136
Busy Boys 2007

Busy Boys

This is a quilt made especially for children and is a suitable size for a cot or play mat. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using four patch blocks paired with single blocks using many transport, tool and toy novelty fabrics to increase its vibrancy. Children love to point out all the familiar items they find! It is bordered and bound with plain dark green fabric.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 4 and 1/2 feet.

96 136
Busy Girls 2007

Busy Girls

This is a quilt made especially for children and is a suitable size for a cot or play mat. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using four patch blocks paired with single blocks using many fairy, doll and toy novelty fabrics to increase its vibrancy. Children love to point out all the familiar items they find! It is bordered and bound with plain purple fabric.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 4 and 1/2 feet.

95 136
Sporty Kids 2007

Sporty Kids

This is a quilt made especially for children and is a suitable size for a cot or play mat. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using four patch blocks paired with single blocks using many sports and games novelty fabrics to increase its vibrancy. Children love to point out all the familiar items they find! It is bordered and bound with plain dark blue fabric.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 4 and 1/2 feet.

94 136
Busy Babies 2007

Busy Babies

This is a quilt made especially for children and is a suitable size for a cot or play mat. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using four patch blocks paired with single blocks using novelty fabrics to increase its vibrancy. Children love to point out all the familiar items they find! It is bordered and bound with plain light blue fabric.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 4 and 1/2 feet.

96 138
Starry Night 2008

Starry Night

This quilt is a suitable size for a lap or knee quilt. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using the rail fence block in a range of light, medium and dark blues.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 3 and 3/4 feet.

Quilts are made in a smoke-free home.

92 118
In the garden 2008

In the garden

I have made this quilt using leftover squares from a colour wash quilt in a 16 block square. Colours were selected randomly then the border and sashing was chosen to link them all together.

Machine pieced and machine quilted by Carra-Mallee Quilting.

112 128
Seeing Stripes 2008

Seeing Stripes

This is a quilt made especially for children and is a suitable size for a cot or play mat. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using the versatile pinwheel block with a range of stripy fabrics I had in my stash.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 and 1/2 feet by 4 feet.

Quilts are made in a smoke-free home.

115 120
Travel Bug 2008

Travel Bug

Made in April 2008 for my sister in law Cynthia McKenna on the occasion of her 50th birthday, celebrated in August 2008. Cynthia has lots of travel plans for her eventual retirement and this quilt reflects these.

The fabrics were sourced locally and overseas.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

122 122
Floral Nine Patch 2008

Floral Nine Patch

This quilt is suitable for a lap quilt. It is machine pieced and machine quilted and made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

I have made this quilt using the versatile nine patch block with a range of floral fabrics I had in my stash.

The size of the quilt is approximately 3 feet by 4 feet.

Quilts are made in a smoke-free home.

92 127
Fading Glory 2008

Fading Glory

This quilt was many years in the making. It was commenced in a colourwash class at a local patchwork shop (now closed) and then I very slowly completed the piecing and hand quilted it.

It turned out very well but I found it very time consuming to sort the pieces and then machine sew them on to the specially marked gridded foundation. A labour of love!

I now have it hanging in my sewing room as inspiration!

Machine pieced. Hand quilted.

72 75
Japanese Blocks 2008

Japanese Blocks

I made this quilt from a block I adapted from a Material Obsession quilt pattern published in the Australian Womens Weekly, published June 2008.

I had plenty of Japanese fabric left over from the Japanese Garden quilt I made earlier and it suited this block perfectly.

Machine pieced. Machine pieced by Carra Mallee Quilting.

120 160
Busy Girls (commission) 2008

Busy Girls (commission)

I was asked to make this quilt for a little girl for Christmas. Her mother requested that her name be incorporated so I used letters pre-made at Lincraft and ironed and hand sewed them on to a fabric strip. This was then pieced into the quilt.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

98 138
Garden Party 2008

Garden Party

Sewing group friends purchased these fabrics for my 50th birthday and I made this quilt up using the same block design as my previous quilt, "Japanese Blocks". I am not totally convinced that the design works for this type of quilt, but I have fabric left over and may attempt another with a more uniform design.


Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

109 128
Sarah's Quilt 2009

Sarah's Quilt

Made for commission for a customer who wanted a quilt for their mother's 60th birthday - Queen bed size.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

220 220
Coloured Boxes 2009

Coloured Boxes

A new quilt for my son, Jeremy.

I wanted to experiment with black and white and colour and kept the block design simple to maximize the contrasts.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee quilting.

164 182
I Spy 'A' for Amelie 2009

I Spy 'A' for Amelie

Another I spy quilt, this time for my cousin's new granddaughter.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

110 140
Study in red and white 2009

Study in red and white

This quilt was a "commission" from my sister Alison. It was made with her own choice of fabrics, and now resides happily on the back of her new sofa!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

166 187
Sugar and spice 2009

Sugar and spice

A new quilt for my niece, Sophie. She and Alison chose the fabrics and the design and it now resides on her bed.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

137 176
Charlie's World 2010

Charlie's World

A new quilt for my nephew, Charlie.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

140 180
I Spy 'O' for Olivia 2010

I Spy 'O' for Olivia

Another I spy quilt, this time for my cousin's new granddaughter.

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Carra Mallee Quilting.

110 140
Japan - before the tsunami 2011

Japan - before the tsunami

Made in April 2011.

This quilt was inspired by a cover of Down under Quilts magazine and was made using Japanese fabrics found locally and brought from Japan. It is somewhat bigger than I expected....!

Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Canterbury Quilts.

281 184
I Spy 2011

I Spy

An I Spy quilt for one of my cousin Roger's grandaughters.

Professionally machine quilted.

116 155
Stars in the Garden 2012

Stars in the Garden

A commission from one of my mother's friends, it was designed to complement the lounge room furnishings.

Professionally machine quilted.

141 178
Going Dotty 2012

Going Dotty

A fun quilt designed to use a range of my dotty fabrics. I used a pattern from the book 'Scrap-Basket Surprises' by Kim Brackett.

Professionally machine quilted.

117 148
Aliens amongst us 2012

Aliens amongst us

I love aliens! I collected a range of fun alien fabrics to put in my I Spy quilts but couldn't resist putting them all together in a quilt!

Professionally machine quilted.

111 143
Windmills 2013

Windmills

This quilt was made as a present for my sister-in-law, Elizabeth, on the occasion of her 50th birthday. The pattern is taken from the book 'Scrap-Basket Surprises' by Kim Brackett and uses a Moda jelly roll.

Professionally machine quilted.

138 165
I Spy 2013

I Spy

A commission from a mother for her child.

Professionally machine quilted.

97 137
I Spy 2014

I Spy

An I Spy quilt for my cousin Roger's grandson.

Professionally machine quilted.

116 155
I Spy 2014

I Spy

An I Spy quilt for my cousin Roger's grand daughter.

Professionally machine quilted.

116 155
Memories of my Mother 2014

Memories of my Mother

I made this quilt after the unexpected death of my mother in 2013. It has reproduction 30's fabric in it, and I exhibited it in the AQA exhibition in 2014.

Professionally machine quilted by Alison Bacon at Canterbury Quilts.

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Summer in France 2015

Summer in France

I made this quilt from a kit for my sister Margot to put in her house in France.

Professionally machine quilted by Alison Bacon at Canterbury Quilts.

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Restoration 2016

Restoration

A quilt made for a friend from a Moda jelly roll.

Professionally machine quilted by Alison Bacon at Canterbury Quilts.

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All Hallows' Eve 2016

All Hallows' Eve

My daughter Isobel chose the fabric for her special Halloween quilt.

Professionally machine quilted by Alison Bacon at Canterbury Quilts.

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Summer Skies 2016

Summer Skies

I made this quilt for a friend using a Moda jelly roll.

Professionally machine quilted by Alison Bacon at Canterbury Quilts.

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88 quilts.

You can contact Helen at Helen Gammon <helen@gammon.com.au>

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