Bush Garlands

Bush Garlands


The virtual quilt above was made in reverse … I made the real quilt in 1991, (and now updated to link to the actual quilt) many years before I first bought Electric Quilt,

All the fabrics were solid colours as I couldn’t find enough muted prints to attempt something with so many colours.

The block patterns were drawn the old fashioned way, with pencil and paper … and several erasers!

Applique was one of my earliest attempts at machine work, but the quilting was by hand.

Now I have the block designs transferred into EQ7 … and I can play with colours.

Bush Garlands in Winter

The original colours more truly reflect the colours of Australia …. many of our wildflowers grow in low rainfall areas in poor soils, and the background colour was chosen to reflect the conditions some wonderful flowers survive in.

The green background reflects what might happen when we get flooding rains to break the monotony of droughts.

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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4 Responses to Bush Garlands

  1. This is beautiful! Love it!


  2. Cindy Hamilton says:

    It is beautiful with both backgrounds as I am sure the flower are as well!


    • Cindy,

      Thank you … and though some of the flowers are small, and in their native environment quite insignificant, up close they are lovely. Others are large, bright and in your face even from a distance, but with lots of detail to see up close.

      Judy B

      On 14 October 2014 11:52, Virtual Quilter wrote:



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