This quilt: NEBULA


This quilt is now a pattern for purchase from  2SewTextiles.

Here is where to buy it: 2Sew Textlies Etsy shop

2Sew Textiles on Craftsy

Here is how it was in the making: starting with the centre diamonds: Actually, This was a practise piece, and I dispensed with those red bobbles in the end, didn’t like them!

Over/under almost celtic  applique diamond design for Nebula
Over/under almost celtic applique diamond design for Nebula
Nebula diamond detail
Nebula diamond detail
Nebula diamond stitching
Nebula diamond stitching

NEBULA again!!

This quilt is now a downloadable PDF pattern available from 2Sew Textiles website,   or our  Etsy shop, or on Craftsy.

Here are some more colour variations which might help with your own colour choices. Alternatively, download the free colouring in pattern from Craftsy to trial colourways.

The slide show below shows some images of the colouring-in process – colour one quarter of the design and then use a pair of hinged mirrors to see the end result!

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You might also like the colours illustrated on this blog here: nebula revisited



Threads of Survival

 “Threads of Survival” is a tetratych in fabric, made as part of the Reddy Arts Textile Group’s exhibition “Nature’s Threads”held at Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine, Queensland, in April and May 2015. This is the culmination of all the work and progress photos shown in previous posts of the construction of the tree. It was also shown at Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Qld in September 2015

I have used mainly cotton, and utilised raw edge applique, dye, thread sketching and quilting.

I wrote this poem to accompany the work:


Tangled threads. Roots, twined together.

These life-giving fibres, stitched to the cliff…

Holding, but barely.

How long?

Dying limbs reaching. Sticks, interwoven.

This nest, of wood-woven threads…

Holding, but barely.

How long?

Ribbons of rain; and leaves, sunlight-threaded.

This tree surviving, is fledglings’ safe haven…

Holding, but barely.

How long?

Nebula Revisited

The pattern is out!

Playing around on the computer in my quilt design software and thought I would experiment a bit with the colour choices…

Autumn Nebula

Autumn Nebula: in time for the northern hemisphere fall – or maybe that’s nearly over! So just in case, here is a promise of the snowy winter wonderland to come!!


For some more colour choices see my post Nebula again