Vanita's Quilting Services

Quilter and teacher

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My Collection

Here are some of the quilts I've made  or quilted for customers.  Each quilt I create, I make sureI include some of the personality of the recipients.  I hope you enjoy looking at them, I know I had a lot of fun creating and quilting them them.

I will continue to add to this page and hopefully provide you with some inspiration.

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I just love my quilt.  Thank you so much for helping me make my sister's 50th birthday quilt, she just loves it.
Sue Muir, Doonside, NSW

My girlfriend and I love our quilt. Mum wasn't keen on the design at first as she thought it would be too hard, but she did a fantastic job of putting it together and the illusion created by the kaleidoscope is amazing.

Johan van den Bosch (proud son), Alexandria, NSW

"When I saw the Yuki bag I straight away fell in love with it. The design of the bag is great as you don't have to button it to close the mouth.  Beautiful Japanese fabric gives that authentic look about the Yuki bag. I love it so much that I carry it with me every where I go for a short stroll. It is just a nice size to fit a wallet, a mobile, a mirror, a lipbalm and have quite a but of space left for other things. I received some great comments about the Yuki bag from many people! I am very happy with my Yuki bag."

Yukiko Suzuki (who inspired the Yuki bag), Alexandria NSW

Jelly Roll Quilt:  This was quilted for a customer.  I love the bright colours of the quilt, they are so fresh and will appeal to any age group.  I tried to pick up the leaves in some of the prints for the border.  I think it turned out really well.
Silver Wedding: I made this quilt for my sister's 25th wedding anniversary.  She loves oriental prints and darker colours.  The centre panel is the Kanji symbol for "Love".  I incorporated Kimono blocks and Oriental Fans which I machine appliqued.  I am very happy with the result.  There is a lot of FMQ which I really enjoyed. I have uploaded some photos so that you can have a closer look at the detail.
Memory Quilt: This was a commission for a quilt to celebrate a 90th Birthday.  Each family member made a block and my job was to put it together and quilt it.  The recipient was moved to tears.   See my blog article for other ideas for memory quilts.
Oriental Kalidescope was a challenge that I enjoyed.  This features Japanese prints and was made for my eldest son who loves everything Japanese.
Sudoku: This quilt is based on Sudoku, something my daughter loves doing.  It is based on Sudoku Blues featured in APQ magazine.
4 Seasons Rhapsody - based on Ricky Tims' Convergence series, it started out as a practise quilt.  I appliqued each section of the quilt with elements from each season. I love the way it turned out. 
Jelly Roll Nautica - a work in progress using a single Jelly rolls and some background fabric.  Working with Jelly rolls is so much fun - a lot of the cutting up is already done.  I made this quilt top in a weekend!  I'm going to quilt it with elements from the sea, shells, starfish etc.
Serena's quilt - this was made for my niece's 13th birthday with a lot of flanellete scraps.  I love flanellete, it makes the quilts so cosy and snuggly.
Rachel's Quilt - for someone who loves purple and textures, this quilt is a rag quilt.  This is made with flannelette and she loves it.
Black and White Kimonos:  This quilt was a commission for a King Size bed quilt.  It is amazing what a terrific effect you can get by using only 3 colours
Dragon Fly Wall Hanging: I love dragonflies so when I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it.
How Green is my Quilt! - This quilt is based on 10 Minute Blocks by Susan Doyle and it is so easy and quick to piece together. I used pre-cut layer cakes and added a black trim.
Tasha's Quilt: This is the first large quilt that I made.  It was a "Quilt in a Day" workshop with Jan Pring and was exhilarating. It was made for my daughter who was a 'pink' person and she was delighted. 
Cosy Rosy is a flannel quilt that I made with Jan Pring in a "Quilt in a Day" workshop.  I love the autumn colours in this quilt and it is really very warm and cosy.
Mitch's Quilt - This was made for my son's 18th birthday. My brief was to use only black and white fabrics.  I quilted each of the 36 blocks in a different pattern, one even has his initials in a meander design.  He has to find it!
Rivendell -  This was another "Quilt-in-a-day" with Jan Pring.  I worked hard that day!  It was presented to my mother for her birthday as she loves purple.  She was delighted with it.
Shaggy Blues - Another quilt for Mum, made for her 70th birthday.  The colours are so French, so fresh!
Sue's 50th Birthday Quilt - this was a 'stack and slash' quilt.
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